Our patient community has been up in arms for quite some time about glucose meter accuracy, or rather lack thereof. Fortunately, the patient-initiated StripSafely campaign seems to have struck a chord, and the FDA has recently — at long last — issued new “draft guidance” on accuracy standards. What surprised a lot of people, though, is how FDA chose to split their recommendations into two categories: one set of requirements for meters purchased over-the-counter and…Read more »
Rem Laan became Executive Director of the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, last Spring. Before that, he spent more than 10 years with Roche Diabetes, which he entered via a previous position as Director of Marketing for Disetronic Medical Systems (remember their insulin pumps, which became Accu-Chek Spirit?)
Rem tells us he came away from our 2013 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit both inspired and frustrated — which was all about the messed-up healthcare…Read more »
Another year brings a brand new batch of diabetes books that we’re excited to review here at the ‘Mine.
These aren’t any of the plentiful “Reverse Your Diabetes” or “This is What You Should Eat” books, mind you… The D-books that stand out for us are those that not only have a broader (and sometimes grittier) message about managing your health with diabetes, but also share real stories of life with D that create a…
Just another day for us PWDs (people with diabetes)…
No one needs to teach us PWDs about having thick skin when it comes to getting shots. Hope everyone’s staying healthy during this flu season!
And thanks to cartoonist Terry Keelan, a fellow type 1 living in Southern California.
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!