Roughly ten days ago, I was at the annual sprawling nexus of new consumer technology that takes place in Las Vegas every year, otherwise known as CES. For the second year in a row, a breakout event called the Digital Health Summit was a packed house, close to standing room only, as people swarmed in to find out what’s happening in the world of new health and medical devices, apps, and all manner of mobile…Read more »
Substance abuse with diabetes, doctors who don’t like the way you’re using your insulin pump — these are just a few of the prickly issues we deal with here at our weekly advice column, Ask D’Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois.
Send us your queries related to life with diabetes — nothing is off-limits here! (except of course specific medical instructions for your own care; that’s what doctors…Read more »
Have you ever sat in a hot tub for too long and noticed your blood sugar starting to take a dive? When the skin heats up, blood vessels expand and allow for greater circulation, magnifying the impact of insulin and pushing glucose levels down — a fortunate effect that Israeli-based company InsuLine wants to duplicate in their new insulin delivery aid products, called the InsuPatch and InsuPad.
InsuLine, which we first reported on following a…
In early November, I had the honor of speaking in front of the Utah Chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. What a great group they are! Not least because the Utah Department of Health actually supports them by funding educational initiatives. I loved that they sought me out to speak about the DOC after one CDE on the planning committee noted: “Just thinking about my adult children that are 18, 20, 24 and…Read more »
The New Year is just around the corner, so as per tradition, we’re reviewing all the things that have made 2011 a year to remember in the diabetes world and here at the ‘Mine.
We’ve had some big moments in technology as the FDA finally approved some progressive stuff. There were some amazing times with our blogging compatriots IRL (that’s Internet-speak for “in real life”). And there were some milestones of us both professionally and…