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 »
The long-awaited Apple’esque t:slim insulin pump from Tandem Diabetes Care is finally through FDA! This is the new full-featured pump that looks like a mini iPhone, with the first-ever color touch screen for insulin dosing. When it hits the market in the first half of 2012, it will also be the smallest insulin pump system available, "sized like a credit card and slim as a smart phone."
Tandem is understandably proud that t:slim is one…Read more »
Seems like every week we are hearing about new diabetes mobile apps coming out. But with so many to choose from now, how can we tell what's really going to be helpful for us PWDs? It's doubtful there will ever be an app that perfectly matches everyone's needs, but there are certainly a lot of folks creating choices for us. We took a close look at some of the recent offerings:
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Besides the cool factor of "let's take health mobile," one of the recurring themes at the AADE conference this year was recognition of the fact that while the diabetes population continues to mushroom, the ability of healthcare professionals to care for the ever-growing numbers of patients is stagnating. (There are currently 30,000 CDEs working in the US, but at least 43,000 are needed to match the workload of 24 million PWDs; by 2025, at least…Read more »
OK, so the honeymoon is over. There's always that euphoria when you start using a new gadget or tool, and it always wears off over time. I'm still glad to have my new Dexcom — believe you me! — because it's helped me out of a horrible motivational slump, and it's made me realize how much of the time I had no idea what was happening with my BG levels.
So those are positives.