This is a big deal, Folks! Asante Solutions, maker of the new Snap insulin pump, just signed an agreement to make its data protocols open and available via the new open-source Tidepool Platform. This means that for the first time ever, a pump maker is going straight to the cloud, committing to an open system that will allow users to combine their pump data with CGM data and other records, and view and share that…Read more »
The start of a new year is a time when many of us in the Diabetes Community get especially curious about what latest and greatest new tech tools we’ll be able to get our hands on soon. It’s never easy to get straight answers on this, when you’re relying on company execs, sales and PR people, and regulatory officials who can’t talk specifics or make guarantees.
But we did see a lot of exciting diabetes…
Those of you who read our weekly Ask D’Mine column know what a skeptic Wil Dubois is. We can’t help loving him for it! He’s also one of our devoted editorial team members, so keep that all in mind as you read his take on the 2013 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit that he too attended in Palo Alto, CA, on Nov. 15.
A female pal of mine once told me she’s on an eternal quest for…Read more »
Like the rest of the D-community, we’ve been dreaming for a long time about a hands-free way to observe what’s happening with our blood sugars — either non-invasively, without having to even prick our skin, or at least with some kind of “smart watch” viewer that allows us to see our BG levels with just a flick of the wrist.
But from the untimely death of the early GlucoWatch and Glucoband to the unclear possibilities…
These days, I’m living the trifecta of new diabetes devices.
A new insulin pump, CGM (continuous glucose monitor) and glucose meter have made their way into my hands, allowing me to change up my entire D-gadget roster for the first time in more than a decade.
Two of them have already been bought and processed through insurance. And I’m still deciding on the third, weighing the pros and cons that play into whether I will…