Chris Stocker lives with Type 1 diabetes in south Florida. He shares his thoughts and struggles on his blog, The Life of a Diabetic. Chris has faced some tough times, including missing the recent Diabetes Social Media Summit because he was down on his luck, which just broke my heart. Having been hit with diabetes smack in the middle of becoming an adult, Chris has some significant life experience to share. So for today’s Guest…Read more »
There were a number of encouraging news announcements this week here in Florida about progress on the JDRF’s Artificial Pancreas Project. The most prominent of those is today’s unveiling of the results of the STAR 3 Trial (Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy for A1C Reduction) that showed adults, teens and children achieving a 4x reduction in A1C levels using this tech-heavy therapy versus patients on injections.
The STAR study, sponsored by Medtronic, was conducted at 30 clinics…
I have lots of news from the the huge expo floor of this year’s American Diabetes Association annual conference this week. To start off, one of the most impressive new devices I saw was indeed the new Jewel Pump from Debiotech out of Lausanne, Switzerland. My friend and colleague Dr. Rich Jackson of the Joslin Diabetes Center even went so far as to call it “best in show.”
This smooth, oval-shaped disposal patch pump appears…Read more »
Sixteen-year-old Megan Khoury of Midland, Texas, won our Kids’ Category in the DiabetesMine Design Competition this year. Her entry, a concept called AniMeter, received the most votes among our four kids’ finalists:
But even more than the interactive glucose monitor Megan envisioned, it’s her life that will blow you away. At least it did me.
Megan is energetic and well-spoken. In a nutshell, Megan’s heavily involved in competitive tennis, dance and theater, pageantry, and fund-raising…
With all the talk about concerns of pregnancy / being a parent dealing with diabetes, here’s another issue that’s often crossed my mind: what if you’re adopting?
When thinking about starting a family, one usually runs down the checklist of typical concerns: Do we make enough money to support another life? Do we have enough space? Is there emotional support? Are we able to make the necessary sacrifices to raise a child? But when you…Read more »