Pricking our fingers multiple times a day isn’t exactly something most of us get excited about, but I’ve discovered that some folks out there do get excited about the lancing device they use. While most of us use the lancer that came for free with our meter (i.e. we don’t give it much thought), there are a couple of brand-name models that really seem to get people talking. They are the ACCU-CHEK Mutliclix from Roche…Read more »
As of yesterday, my family and I are back in the US of A — and in the process of moving into a local Best Western Hotel, which will be our home for the next four months or so while our regular home undergoes surgery. I feel very fortunate that we’re able to make the upgrades, but it’s still going to be a “bumpy” four months here, with the five of us plus our calico…Read more »
Today, our second close-up look at one of our three 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge Grand Prize winners. Samantha Gustafson, a 21-year-old industrial design student at the University of Cincinnati, was honored for her design of a bright and appealing glucose meter for small children called Finn the Glucose Fish:
Finn may look simple, but creating that simplicity was hard work. Some of the homework Samantha did for this project might really surprise you. Read on……Read more »
Richard Vaughn is a bit of a legend in the diabetes online community. Known more widely as Richard157 on several diabetes forums, Richard began sharing his story of living with type 1 diabetes for over 60 years via forum posts in 2007 and has become an inspiration for many. Last week, Richard also became a self-published author, releasing his memoirs, Beating The Odds: 64 Years of Diabetes Health, on Amazon.com.
Born in 1939 in rural…
Many of you may know that the FDA held a two-day Public Hearing on the issue of Glucose Meter Accuracy late last week. Dozens of experts gathered at the Washington DC Hilton/Gaithersburg Hotel to lend testimony.
The issue at hand, according to FDA statements, is that:
“Glucose meters are increasingly being used to achieve tight glycemic control despite the fact that these devices have not been approved for this use. There is currently no consensus…