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 »
Happily, Harvard University appears to have jumped on the diabetes innovation bandwagon recently, with a crowdsourcing experiment called the Harvard Catalyst InnoCentive Ideation Challenge, in which Harvard president Dan Faust sent out a call to the great minds around this legendary university for creative answers to the question: “What do we not know to cure type 1 diabetes?”
Well, there are certainly plenty of answers to that question!
However, as it turns out, the main…
“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 »
I’m a huge Crystal Bowersox fan. Personally, I think this husky-voiced “busker” should have won this year’s American Idol competition, but it’s still freakin’ amazing to take 2nd place in this larger-than-life national competition.
Those of you who follow entertainment news (or this blog) know by now that Crystal is “one of us” — a person with diabetes (PWD). She’s a type 1 and insulin pumper, currently using her new-found fame to help fellow PWDs.…
Today’s guest post is penned by William “Lee” Dubois, a Type 1 diabetic, diabetes educator, and fellow D-blogger at LifeAfterDx.
Wil has been called the “Godfather of Continuous Glucose Monitoring” because he was the 30th person in the whole United States to get “hooked up” to a CGM system when they became available five years ago; as far as anyone knows, he’s now the ultimate veteran, having continuously used a CGM longer than anyone else…Read more »