Kelly Close is the brillant mind behind Close Concerns, a consultancy dedicated to “the business of diabetes.” In addition to having type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years, she is also one of the thought leaders in the diabetes community. One of Close Concern’s main objectives is to go every ― and I mean every ― diabetes conference and report back on the latest findings. Today, Kelly shares some new nuggets she discovered at…Read more »
Did I say I was finished reviewing the fabulous submissions in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge? Well I lied, sorry. There’s one more design that came very close to winning that I’d like to share today.
Remember how we said the Grand Prize winner LifeCase/LifeApp — a design concept that converts your iPhone into your glucose monitor + insulin pump controller — could easily be extended to include continuous glucose monitoring capabilities? Well, this is…
It is summer, the time of year when our diabetes is most visible, at least for those of us who wear insulin pumps.
This Tuesday, for the first time I can remember since starting on the OmniPod system, I wore a bikini. My usual modus operandi has been to place the pod on my belly all summer long, so I can keep it out of sight underneath a pretty Tankini top. But quite frankly, my…
Slowly but surely, a fully integrated “closed loop” or “artificial pancreas” system doesn’t seem so pie-in-the-sky anymore.
By that I mean: the real diabetes device news coming out of this week’s annual ADA Conference was not any product launch in particular, but what I view as a “clear and present” push towards a more automated diabetes management system.
For starters, see the new pre-conference special edition of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, all about “accelerating the…
It’s been a whirlwind few days here at the 2009 American Diabetes Association annual conference in New Orleans. Consider:
389 oral presentations
100 clinical symposia (more science talks)
104 late-breaking abstracts (papers submitted after the conference program was filled up)
1,538 research posters
465 published abstracts (research synopses)
150+ exhibitors on one enormous exposition floor
In short, it’s been factual overload — beginning with the first thing I learned this weekend: I didn’t even know…Read more »