Our patient community has been up in arms for quite some time about glucose meter accuracy, or rather lack thereof. Fortunately, the patient-initiated StripSafely campaign seems to have struck a chord, and the FDA has recently -- at long last -- issued new "draft guidance" on accuracy standards. What surprised a lot of people, though, is how FDA chose to split their recommendations into two categories: one set of requirements for meters purchased over-the-counter and…Read more »
Those of you who read our weekly Ask D'Mine column know what a skeptic Wil Dubois is. We can't help loving him for it! He's also one of our devoted editorial team members, so keep that all in mind as you read his take on the 2013 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit that he too attended in Palo Alto, CA, on Nov. 15.
A female pal of mine once told me she’s on an eternal quest for…Read more »
Just before we strut into November -- our big National Diabetes Awareness Month -- it's worth taking a moment to look back on what this past month has brought us from the Diabetes Online Community (DOC). There's been a whole lot of action in October, and despite today's Halloween theme, the posts we've seen have served to inspire us more than scare us.
So before you head out for some trick-or-treat action this evening or…
You may have heard about the BIG diabetes tech meeting this Monday, tackling the issue of uncertain glucose meter and test strip accuracy and what we might do to improve it.
This day-long meeting held by the Diabetes Technology Society was the second of its kind in four months, and organizers describe it as a "landmark" gathering that brought several hundred diabetes leaders and advocates together from academia, industry, patient groups, and the regulatory sector.…
It’s a great time to be a college student with diabetes.
OK, maybe it's never a great time to have diabetes at all, but if you're a PWD (person with diabetes) off to college at this time of year, you'll likely have access to an amazing resource unlike anything offered ever before in the history of this disease.
What I'm talking about is the College Diabetes Network, which is now entering its fourth year and…