Nothing is perfect. That can certainly be said for the comprehensive front-page article the New York Times ran this Saturday, April 5, on the high cost of new type 1 diabetes tools. While the story was one of the best we’ve seen in describing the challenges of insulin dependence and the huge cost barriers that exist for patients in our convoluted American healthcare system, some felt that it actually disses innovation in diabetes tools –…Read more »
After living with type 1 diabetes for a quarter-century, Beth Rifkin in the San Francisco Bay Area never thought she’d be where she is now.
It all began with the otherwise healthy 46-year-old freelance writer discovering a blister on the top of her foot one day. Then came the sudden nausea that turned into ER and hospital visits, a double-diagnosis of congestive heart failure and a dangerous bacterial infection, and ultimately a downward health spiral…
A drive in the countryside ended very badly for one of my patients several years ago. She was wearing the old Dex7+ CGM on her waist while riding on the back of a four-wheeler. The receiver’s notoriously crappy clip failed and the CGM went flying off into the woods, somewhere between points “A” and “B,” never to be found again.
I got a rude reality check when I helped her file the paperwork for a…
Almost two years after getting regulatory OK to sell a new partially-disposable insulin pump in the U.S., a California company has changed the name of its product just before it hits the market in April.
The Asante Pearl will now be known as the Asante Snap, a pretty spot-on name since it’s not only short and snappy (pun intended!) but also accurately describes the design concept of this new “click-and-connect” insulin pump!
Yes, it pops…Read more »
Welcome back to our Friday “life with diabetes” video short series from filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie, who created the documentary film Sugar Babies. This week’s snippet shows a family with a little girl diagnosed with type 1 about a year ago.
It’s a realistic view of what it’s like having a preschooler who needs an insulin pump. From the D-Mom’s perspective on losing control and worrying about her daughter’s health for a few hours during the…