People with Diabetes:
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People with Diabetes:
We spent the weekend at the huge American Diabetes Association annual Scientific Sessions event in Chicago. Everybody who’s anybody in D was there — except Abbott and Bayer, who opted out of exhibiting this year ostensibly due to the hit that the blood glucose monitoring market is taking in the face of reimbursement overhaul.
By the numbers:
Upwards of 17,730 people attending overall (Monday morning’s count)
14,570 scientists, physicians, and other HCPs
2,500 abstracts (papers…
Almost 10 months after the Tandem Diabetes t:slim insulin pump hit the U.S. market, we finally have access to the pump management software that goes with it.
Tandem released their much-anticipated t:connect pump software last night (read: very early today) at the stroke of midnight on the East Coast. The cloud-based software, which works from either a PC or Mac (!), merges data from t:slim pumps and an assortment of seven different blood glucose meters…
From the “crap no one ever tells you about with diabetes” file, comes:
Dissect the word with me for a moment:
Lipo — OK, that sounds like weight loss surgery.
Hyper — Yes, we often are. How else could we juggle work, kids, exercise, myriad lab tests and doctor’s appointments, non-stop carb-counting and dosing adjustments, etc., etc. and still do our taxes?
Trophy — Do I get one, for putting up with all this diabetes…
News broke the other day that Tandem Diabetes had gobbled up 51 patents belonging to Smiths Medical ASD, the folks who made the Deltec Cozmo pump that’s been off the market for almost four years now. Officials from both companies are tight-lipped on what this means, but it seems to imply that future versions of the slick new Tandem t:slim pump might utilize some legacy Cozmo technology…
Meanwhile, we got word in early January that…