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 »
Last week, we heard about Google’s attempt to measure glucose levels through contact lenses. Now imagine being able to check your glucose levels just by sticking a thermometer under your tongue for a few seconds.
Believe it or not, there’s a new company on the scene working on a diabetes device that would use nothing more than a bit of your spit to take a glucose reading.
It’s called the iQuickIt Saliva Analyzer (that’s a…
We’ve long heard the theory of a possible cause for type 1 diabetes being that beta cells die off. Or in the case of type 2, that beta cells are simply getting a little overworked and resistant and just can’t keep up with their task of insulin-making.
Hey, we know that research story well (maybe not as well as the hundreds upon hundreds of lab mice that have been cured, of course).
But now, there’s…
Dan Fleshler is a professional political writer and media strategist in New York City, who happens to have lived with type 1 diabetes since 1962 (!) He recently jumped into the DOC (Diabetes Online Community) with his own blog called The Insulin Chronicles. We’re very pleased to welcome Dan to the ‘Mine today, with some unique thoughts on “the lessons and mysteries” of this infuriating disease:
A Guest Post by Dan Fleshler
John Brooks III is CEO of the legendary Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. He’s unique as the leader of an academic medical center, in that he has a strong background in industry — having previously co-founded Insulet (makers of the OmniPod) and two other life sciences companies. We interviewed him in Spring about his ambitious plans to spread Joslin’s expertise across the country and around the world. It’s all about utilizing tech innovations in the…Read more »