Charles a.k.a. “Chip” Zimliki is a biologist who works at FDA. He’s an important person for all PWDs to know about in that he has a key role in developing the technology that will one day become a functioning Artificial Pancreas. Chip came to FDA as a grad student on fellowship doing pancreatic beta cell research for diabetes, which was always “near and dear to my heart,” he says, as a long-time type 1 diabetic…Read more »
The Artificial Pancreas has the potential to become a huge leap forward in diabetes care. As anxious as all of us are to push the boundaries in diabetes technology, we can’t forget the importance of clinical trials; nothing will move forward without real patients ready and willing to strap on the gear and let researchers observe them for hours on end, most of the time in a clinical setting.
That might not seem like the…Read more »
Roughly ten days ago, I was at the annual sprawling nexus of new consumer technology that takes place in Las Vegas every year, otherwise known as CES. For the second year in a row, a breakout event called the Digital Health Summit was a packed house, close to standing room only, as people swarmed in to find out what’s happening in the world of new health and medical devices, apps, and all manner of mobile…Read more »
As we know, diabetes doesn’t just affect the person with diabetes — it affects the whole family. So we’re back with another edition of our Partner Follies series, a place where the partners of PWDs can share what it’s like for them to live with and love someone with diabetes.
Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to Jackie Farrell, the wonderful and sweet wife of Bernard Farrell, long-time DOC blogger and one of our DiabetesMine…
In early November, I had the honor of speaking in front of the Utah Chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. What a great group they are! Not least because the Utah Department of Health actually supports them by funding educational initiatives. I loved that they sought me out to speak about the DOC after one CDE on the planning committee noted: “Just thinking about my adult children that are 18, 20, 24 and…Read more »