I think I mentioned that I had an endo appointment earlier this month. I was excited to tout my latest A1c (5.9!) and show her my newest diabetes toy, the OmniPod’s new color PDM. As usual, I left work and the kids in a huge rush and drove to the clinic all concerned about keeping good time. So you can imagine how irritated I was when I realized at some point that I’d been sitting…Read more »
Slowly but surely, a fully integrated “closed loop” or “artificial pancreas” system doesn’t seem so pie-in-the-sky anymore.
By that I mean: the real diabetes device news coming out of this week’s annual ADA Conference was not any product launch in particular, but what I view as a “clear and present” push towards a more automated diabetes management system.
For starters, see the new pre-conference special edition of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, all about “accelerating the…
It’s been a whirlwind few days here at the 2009 American Diabetes Association annual conference in New Orleans. Consider:
389 oral presentations
100 clinical symposia (more science talks)
104 late-breaking abstracts (papers submitted after the conference program was filled up)
1,538 research posters
465 published abstracts (research synopses)
150+ exhibitors on one enormous exposition floor
In short, it’s been factual overload — beginning with the first thing I learned this weekend: I didn’t even know…Read more »
More contest entries worth featuring… these ideas stood out as incredibly creative. So creative, in fact, that the judges struggled with rating them, either due to uncertainty whether they’d be implementable any time in the foreseeable future, or the fact that the target audience may be a small slice of the D-world. Still, as we noted, lots of great ideas from some very visionary people:
Diabetic Data Cloud
- the notion that our digital…
Once again, I’ve returned from the gym to discover major diabetes announcements in my inbox. Why do these things invariably hit the wire while I’m off spinning?
Anyhoo, two pieces of big diabetes device news today:
* Bayer today has announced release of the new and improved A1c Now SelfCheck home testing kit, the technology it acquired from Metrika back in 2006. You get 2 test kits for $29.99, each of which provides at-home results…