** See our UPDATE Post on this topic, published Feb. 25, 2014 **
Many of you have already heard about the double product recalls issued by Abbott Diabetes Care about 48 hours ago.
This is huge, especially for everyone using the OmniPod system, because the recalled strips are those used in the PDM’s built-in FreeStyle meters!
Abbott hasn’t yet contacted customers directly, but say they’re in the process of sending out letters —…
I’ve started working with Gary Scheiner’s Integrated Diabetes Services (diabetes education) practice again, in the hopes of rescuing what has been a pretty poor autumn/winter in Blood Sugar Land for me. (Don’t ever think that just because someone runs a website about diabetes and does advocacy work, that they get perfect glucose control as a bonus — Lordy, no!)
Anyhow I’ve been virtually meeting with sweet and kind CDE Jennifer Smith for about the last…
Hey there, Diabetes Community!
Welcome back to another round of our weekly advice column, Ask D’Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois.
You may remember that last week, Wil offered his thoughts on insulin pump bolusing as part of a two-week focus on pump questions.
This week, we’ve got a patch-pump-specific query that’s kind of a brain-teaser… so read on, and please offer any of your own input too!
Well, we’ve all made it through another year!
Amazing that it’s almost time to turn the page on 2013 and move into 2014… With about a week left, we are about 98% sure we can say that all the big diabetes news of this year has probably materialized already.
There have been some exciting steps forward on long-awaited product developments, from FDA filings to approvals that the Diabetes Community has been anticipating. Not to mention…
Too bad we’re no longer conducting the DiabetesMine Design Challenge product design contest — ’cause it seems that a whole new generation of young designers is now tackling diabetes tools with their minds wide open, which we love.
One example of these super-creative efforts to simplify diabetes devices is the so-called “Diabetes Kit for Kids” created by Dutch design student Melchior van Voorden.
Admittedly, the name could use some spice. “Kit” is awfully generic and…