People with diabetes are living longer and healthier lives than ever. The life expectancy for PWDs has dramatically increased through the years (yay!), but that doesn't mean that diabetes gets any easier. In fact, as the well-respected endocrinologist and person with diabetes (PWD) himself Dr. Irl Hirsch put it at a conference earlier this year: we're seeing more "geriatric PWDs" these days and that presents a new host of issues that endocrinologists and patients traditionally…Read more »
As we mark the Fourth of July here in the U.S.A., we thought this would be a great time to explore the idea of freedom as it relates to our dependence on diabetes apparatus.
Admit it: As free as we can sometimes feel about the flexibility modern diabetes technology provides, our devices also serve as a constant reminder of our illness, shadowing us wherever we go. Most of us, at one time or another, have…
Good in theory, bad in practice... ?
We so totally would have gone with that last idea for bacon-flavored glucose tablets! Surely would have been a winner 'round here!
Thanks to guest cartoonist Terry Keelan, a member of Insulindependence, for his quirky suggestions. We <3 quirky,Terry.…
It might be a tad overdramatic to say that this is the moment we've all been waiting for, but the news coming out of Sanofi-aventis today is definitely exciting. After five long months since its FDA approval in December, the company has finally announced that their new iBGStar, the FIRST and only meter to work in conjunction with the iPhone and iPod touch, has come to market and is available for purchase.
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The Artificial Pancreas has the potential to become a huge leap forward in diabetes care. As anxious as all of us are to push the boundaries in diabetes technology, we can't forget the importance of clinical trials; nothing will move forward without real patients ready and willing to strap on the gear and let researchers observe them for hours on end, most of the time in a clinical setting.
That might not seem like the…Read more »