Kidneys. They’re sort of an “out of sight, out of mind” organ, much like the spleen (and plenty of other gooey things inside us that we’d rather not know about). But March is National Kidney Month, so it’s a good time to learn more about these organs and how to protect them from diabetic damage. Thus, we’re focusing this edition in our new monthly series on complications on these two friends who’ve got our back…Read more »
Last week I was on the East Coast for a few days, in part for a “Healthcare Roundtable” event in Washington, DC, hosted by the Institute of Federal Healthcare. It was all about “putting the patient at the center of the system.” Yada, yada, right?
No less than 27 experts were on hand — everyone from the new director of the Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation from the Veterans Health Administration (who…
Recently I stumbled upon a firm based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, that calls itself Pancreum, “The Wearable Artificial Pancreas Company.” Wow. Really? There is such a thing already? I just had to investigate.
The company’s website describes a four-part system including a controller (PDA), a CGM sensor called the “GlucoWedge,” a small wireless insulin pump called the “BetaWedge,” a small wireless glucagon pump called the “AlphaWedge,” and a set of “iPancreum” software apps that manage…
Thanks to Cherise Shockley and the team at the DSMA (Diabetes Social Media Advocacy – #dsma) website, there is a new Blog Carnival making the rounds in the DOC (Diabetes Online Community). How’s that for a mouthful of acronyms? In case you’re not familiar with any of this, a Blog Carnival is a monthly feature in which bloggers respond to a prompt on their respective sites, and the following month all the responses are collected…Read more »
Wow, most of that post header came out like some kind of pet command. Sorry. I’m just excited, I suppose, to have been contacted by the renown innovation research firm Cambridge Consultants on this project: they’re looking into combination products* for the diabetes community and would like to ask all of us to complete a brief survey, to give real and actual patient perspectives on how we choose our devices and how we feel about…Read more »