We all know the stereotype of someone newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: an overweight adult, lethargic and unhealthy, right? Wrong. Just as society is still unclear on who can get type 1 diabetes (adults too!), type 2 diabetes is rising at alarming rates among children. Even if you don’t typically think this topic affects you personally, remember that all of these newly diagnosed young people with type 2 will become part of our diabetes…Read more »
We received a whopping 210 responses to our reader survey* about the possibility of wearing an implantable insulin pump last week: Would You, If You Could? We thought you might like to know the results, below.
ALSO: we received some additional feedback from Medtronic’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Fran Kaufman about the development of this device, sent to us by PR Manager Karrie Hawbaker. We decided this would be more visible if published in a…
Diabetes Health magazine recently published an exposé about the implantable insulin pump that Medtronic has been developing in Europe for over 20 years. The story quotes four passionate users and implies that Medtronic is dumping this phenomenal technology for lowly business reasons (not sniffing enough profit in the air?)
A few of the dozens of commenters defended Medtronic by pointing out the holdup at FDA, not only on the new pump technology itself, but also…
Francine Kaufman is one of the most recognized individuals in the field of diabetes care. She’s a world-renown pediatric endocrinologist at USC, a former ADA president, the author of Diabesity. Late last year, she made the leap to industry, joining Medtronic to become “a key architect of the company’s global diabetes strategy.” Today we’re privileged to hear her thoughts on then, now, and why:
A Guest Post by Dr. Francine Kaufman, Chief Medical Officer, Medtronic…Read more »