Finding new and innovative ways to log our diabetes info is all the rage these days. While some companies are manufacturing new gadgets to help us log and track blood sugar readings, medication doses, carb counts and more, many new apps have been created by PWDs (people with diabetes) who live with the overflow of numbers everyday. In fact, these awesome D-entrepreneurs were the inspiration for our recurring Small But Mighty series on grassroots solutions…Read more »
When it comes to connecting diabetes devices and assuring that they can “talk to each other,” the small but mighty startup Glooko is making surprising progress. But it’s doing so with what is essentially a clever workaround — the first and only plug-in cable between popular glucose meter models and the iPhone/iPod, which debuted in November 2011.
Touting the motto “free your data” (sorely needed!), Palo Alto, CA-based Glooko has been busy on Amazon.com selling…
Who doesn’t sometimes need help navigating life with diabetes? That’s why we offer Ask D’Mine, our weekly advice column, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois. This week, he takes a look at the federal government’s involvement in approving test strip prescriptions, and — being an expert continuous glucose monitor user and book author on the topic — Wil gives some advice on what sometimes happens when a GCM transmitter stops working. Go…Read more »
The other day, my dad told me that he’d recently hired a woman at his company who has LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults). She wears an insulin pump, and when he mentioned that I went off my pump this Spring and went back to taking multiple shots a day, the woman was apparently shocked and couldn’t figure out why I would “go backwards.”
It’s true that switching from a pump to multiple daily injections…
So, there was a lot of conference coverage and interesting diabetes discussion coming out of the recent ADA Scientific Sessions. We enjoyed being able to mix with the experts on D-research and treatment. But those of us living with diabetes have our own perspective, of course. Not least was observing some striking ironies that materialized in many corners of the convention center and downtown Philly. For example:
Despite her supposedly acting as the face of…Read more »