Last Wednesday, diabetes researchers and advocates from around the country convened in Washington, DC, for an FDA hearing on the Artificial Pancreas with the aim of making this pipe dream a reality. The point of the hearing was to allow JDRF and other stakeholders — researchers, industry reps, and patients — a chance to provide input on the Artificial Pancreas Project, in particular “recommendations to ensure the safe and effective testing of artificial pancreas technology…Read more »
Technology blogger and Type 1 diabetic Scott Hanselman works for Microsoft, and is quite famous in software developer circles. As it happens, he’s been wearing the brand new “Revel” combo Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) system from Medtronic for six days now, and has just posted his thoughts on his tech blog, Computer Zen. He’s also kindly agreed to allow me to publish simultaneously here at the ‘Mine.
A Review of the Paradigm…Read more »
Very big news in the diabetes world today, Folks: the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has announced a partnership with insulin pump makers Animas Corp. (a Johnson & Johnson company) to actually start building the first ready-for-market artificial pancreas, i.e. “a fully automated system to dispense insulin … based on real-time changes in blood sugar levels.” DexCom will provide the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology for the new system being developed.
I was fortunate to…
Today, just a sampling of some of the interesting stuff presented at last week’s Diabetes Technology Society meeting, that will be out on the market in … um… some years from now (?):
IN-105 Oral Insulin for Type 2 diabetes – Biocon Limited, apparently India’s premier biotechnology company, has been developing oral insulin tablets for some years now. Positive research results were announced last year. And they’re not just for basal use, either. Studies confirmed…Read more »
So my “mole” who attended the Diabetes Technology Society meeting in Maryland last week got back to me, and the news was kind of disappointing. On the whole, it doesn’t sound like there’s anything particularly new under the sun for us PWDs at the moment; it’s all about more baby steps in research and development.
But Aaron Kowalski, Research Director of the JDRF, might disagree with me there. He delivered a keynote address entitled “Accelerating…