What made the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) in Philadelphia last week an extra special experience this year? Social media did, of course! That’s because for the first time ever, members of the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) attended en force, and a special broadcast of the weekly DSMA Live radio show was hosted live from a packed room of about 50 people at the downtown Philly Marriott, where attending bloggers…Read more »
We spent the weekend at the huge American Diabetes Association annual Scientific Sessions event in Chicago. Everybody who’s anybody in D was there — except Abbott and Bayer, who opted out of exhibiting this year ostensibly due to the hit that the blood glucose monitoring market is taking in the face of reimbursement overhaul.
By the numbers:
Upwards of 17,730 people attending overall (Monday morning’s count)
14,570 scientists, physicians, and other HCPs
2,500 abstracts (papers…
If we’re forced to wear and carry medical devices all the time, we can at least spice up our gadgets with some color and decorative accents, right?
That’s what motivated a Pittsburgh couple to create their own business aimed at designing vinyl skin covers for the OmniPod tubeless insulin pump, Dexcom G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor (CGM), and OneTouch VerioIQ glucose meter. Their outfit is called PumpPeelz, and it has apparently taken off like wildfire…
It’s taken me a little longer than expected to get around to posting this review of Erin Spineto’s new book “Islands and Insulin“ — but hey, good things take time, right? It’s a different kind of diabetes book from any I’ve encountered so far; it’s a narrative of a huge sailing adventure + the college-age experiences that shaped Erin’s life, with a generous helping of diabetes on the side — rather than the other way…Read more »
In the not-so-distant future, people with diabetes or parents caring for type 1 kids could have more peace of mind sleeping through the night thanks to a new device Dexcom’s developing.
The California company that makes continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) is creating what it calls the Dexcom Share, a sort of docking station that would allow you to set your Dex G4 Platinum receiver inside a cradle overnight and have it send your diabetes data…