Ten days ago, I got a last-minute invitation to attend a small Bay Area JDRF event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. This is where technology happens. It turns out, this diabetes-tech-update event has been going on for a few years. I was especially excited, because the theme of this year's program was FDA Reform: How Can We Remain Competitive While Protecting Public Safety? Now that sounded…Read more »
We probably don't need to tell you that the Diabetes Online Community is all abuzz over the full-page ad that JDRF ran in The New York Times and in The Washington Post last week. It's quite the shock campaign... and most of the buzz has been about that 1 in 20 statistic. Can it possibly be accurate that so many people with diabetes die of low blood sugar?!
JDRF stands behind the statistic, citing…
Here's a product description for you: an accurate, non-invasive continuous glucose monitor that talks to your iPhone, and will call someone if the CGM alarms and you don't respond. Sounds like something you might have heard about in our annual DiabetesMine Design Contest, isn't it? Well, guess again! It's a product actually under production by the folks at C8 MediSensors, a San Jose-based company. If you're wondering why you've never heard of them, C8 MediSensors…Read more »
I'm very fortunate — and geekishly thrilled! — to be the first U.S. diabetic to review the new iBGStar, glucose meter and logging app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Yup, it's that meter that plugs right into an iPhone! And nope, it's not FDA approved or available on the market in America yet.
I happen to have a longstanding relationship with the folks at AgaMatrix, the innovative company that designed iBGStar for Sanofi-Aventis. The…
Speaking of iPhone-ish diabetes devices (aren't we always?), a number of readers asked us lately for an update on the new Tandem insulin pump, which could hardly look more Apple'esque if it tried:
The San Diego-based company has been developing this one for several years, and recently added some famous names to its Clinical Advisory Board: insulin pump experts Dr. Bruce Bode, CDEs Virginia Valentine and John Walsch, and Dr. Steven Edelman of TCOYD fame.…Read more »