In January, I met with Dr. Ed Damiano, one of the co-investigators at Boston University studying the artificial pancreas trials in humans. At the end of our conversation, he invited me to come up to Boston to check out one of the experiments. The artificial pancreas project has always been something I’ve been a little skeptical of, especially since I haven’t had the best experience with the continuous glucose monitor. However, the more I hear…Read more »
“Mom, you have a new beep!”
— my 13-year-old, apparently discovering my new CGM
I am back on the Dexcom (!), and feeling the truth behind the saying, ‘third time’s a charm.’ I all but swore off continuous glucose monitoring systems more than a year ago after stints trying all three on the market (Dexcom, Medtronic Guardian, Abbott Navigator), in which the discomfort and inconvenience seemed to clearly outweigh the benefits.
But as you…
Recently I stumbled upon a firm based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, that calls itself Pancreum, “The Wearable Artificial Pancreas Company.” Wow. Really? There is such a thing already? I just had to investigate.
The company’s website describes a four-part system including a controller (PDA), a CGM sensor called the “GlucoWedge,” a small wireless insulin pump called the “BetaWedge,” a small wireless glucagon pump called the “AlphaWedge,” and a set of “iPancreum” software apps that manage…
Editor’s Note: Allison Blass, my new assistant editor, was moved by what she heard and saw at the JDRF Research Summit last weekend and what she read thereafter. But maybe not in the way you’d think…
I remember when I stopped believing that I would see a cure for diabetes.
It was a spring afternoon when I was in college. I was sitting on the back deck of this coffee shop I frequented. It was…
“If this book were a video game it would be rated ‘Mature’ for a sprinkling of explicit language and for deadly serious subject matter.”
— statement kicking off the “Preface” of Wil Dubois’ latest book, Beyond Fingersticks
While I might have to disagree with Wil’s idea of “sprinkling” (I lost count of how many choice four letter words there were in this pint-sized, yet heavy-duty instruction manual), I completely agree that discussing CGM use…Read more »