Ten days ago, I got a last-minute invitation to attend a small Bay Area JDRF event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. This is where technology happens. It turns out, this diabetes-tech-update event has been going on for a few years. I was especially excited, because the theme of this year’s program was FDA Reform: How Can We Remain Competitive While Protecting Public Safety? Now that sounded…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 »
As we all know, there’s A LOT to remember when it comes to diabetes. So Timesulin, a virtual company founded in 2009 in Germany, Sweden and the UK, hopes to help patients remember whether or not they’ve taken their insulin injection.
Unlike insulin pumps, most insulin pens don’t come with a memory that you can scroll through to check whether or not you already bolused for your dinner. What to do if you’re unsure? Not…
Suddenly, it seems to be raining diabetes iPhone apps. Many of them offer sophisticated graphing of your glucose data, or educational materials, medication reminders, training videos, and even links to purchase supplies. Notice that NOT ONE of the logging apps offers a way around manual entry of your numbers — ugh!
New Glooko, due on the market Nov. 15, aims to change all that. It will be the first available plug-in cable between popular glucose…
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:
Earning rewards for…