Jiangfeng Fei is the new Senior Manager of New Technology Development for the JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project (APP). His responsibilities include “identification of new device development opportunities that fill key gaps to accelerate the goals of the JDRF APP, and acting as the scientific lead on current device-related partnerships with industry and academic investigators.” We were thrilled to include him in the recent 2013 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit at Stanford University — and equally thrilled to…Read more »
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 »
You may have heard about the BIG diabetes tech meeting this Monday, tackling the issue of uncertain glucose meter and test strip accuracy and what we might do to improve it.
This day-long meeting held by the Diabetes Technology Society was the second of its kind in four months, and organizers describe it as a “landmark” gathering that brought several hundred diabetes leaders and advocates together from academia, industry, patient groups, and the regulatory sector.…
StripSafely is the ultimate grassroots patient advocacy initiative. Basically, some leaders in the diabetes community got together, created a logo and website, and started shouting from the social media rooftops about a letter-writing campaign calling on authorities to crack down on the accuracy of glucose test strips. In particular, the call is for better “post-market inspection of the accuracy expected” in order to ensure our safety, especially when making insulin dosing decisions based on test…Read more »
You may remember the big headlines two years ago when PWD tech expert Jay Radcliffe gave a presentation at a hacker’s conference detailing what he perceived to be a real cybersecurity threat for medical devices. The media gobbled up the juicy story about he was able to tamper with his own Medtronic insulin pump — though most level heads within the Diabetes Community saw this as mostly a publicity stunt and not a practical concern,…Read more »