Dear Diagnosis, At first, it might seem like the world is ending, like nothing will ever be the same again, but you are still a kid and you can do anything you set your mind to. Plus, shots aren’t that bad, an insulin pump is even better. Diabetes doesn’t keep you from making friends at […]
It’s been more than ten years since Caleb began pumping. That’s more than 1,500 pods, roughly estimating. Caleb was four when we decided to use Omnipod. He didn’t have much say in the matter. Over the years, we’ve talked about other pumps. I thought he might be intrigued by the t:slim because of its slick touch screen. […]
Are you still reeling from the news that Animas is exiting the insulin pump business? In this episode of Diabetes Connections, Stacey talks with the Chief Medical Officier of Animas, Dr. Brian Levy, about why the decision was made, what current customers can do, and what happens if your pump fails during warranty. Stacey also […]
Dear Remaining Insulin Pump Companies, Hi. In the diabetes community, I’m known by many as DiabetesDad. I write a column such as this. My heart belongs to my two children who have diabetes. My heart belongs to the world around us who are on this diabetes journey. Many people have diabetes. Many have a child, or […]
Tandem Diabetes Care is going to provide all t:slim X2 insulin pump features that are approved in 2018 to users at no cost and they’re expanding the existing Dexcom welcome offer to Animas Customers. Tandem Diabetes Care is behind the touchscreen insulin pumps, the latest being the t:slim X2 model. They have announced that any […]
Diabetic Danica has always used an Animas insulin pump. In this video, she reflects on the news that Animas is exiting the insulin pump business. She gives her personal opinions on the other pumps currently on the market. If you are an Animas insulin pump user, what are your thoughts going forward?
While treatments for type 1 diabetes are rapidly evolving, even the most recent hi-tech artificial pancreas system still involves glucose monitors and insulin pumps. But a new development from scientists at the University of North Carolina...Show More Summary
If the Omnipod is your insulin pump of choice, if you are an Animas customer deciding where to go from here, or are considering an insulin pump for the first time, this episode of the Juicebox Podcast is a good listen. Scott is joined by Shacey Petrovic, the President and COO of Insulet. During her […]
CHAPEL HILL, NC - Treating type 1 diabetes and some cases of type 2 diabetes has long required painful and frequent insulin injections or a mechanical insulin pump for insulin infusion. But researchers from the University of North Carolina...Show More Summary
Scientists asked the question, “Are the rates of severe hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis lower with insulin pump therapy than with insulin injection therapy in young patients with type 1 diabetes?” To find out they conducted a population-based observational study which included 30,579 children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes either on pump or injection therapy. […]
By David Ahn, MD In late August, the FDA approved Tandem Diabetes’ long-awaited first software update for their X2 Insulin Pump that enables Dexcom G5 integration. With a FREE simple software update performed in the comfort of their own home, thousands of X2 users can now display CGM data (from the Dexcom G5 Mobile System) directly on […]
(Reuters Health) - Children and teens with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps may have better-controlled blood sugar and fewer complications than youth who inject insulin, a new study suggests.
(The JAMA Network Journals) Compared with insulin injections, insulin pump therapy among young patients with type 1 diabetes was associated with a lower risk of diabetic ketoacidosis and severe hypoglycemia, according to a study published by JAMA.
Johnson and Johnson announced on October 5, 2017 that it is exiting the insulin pump business and will no longer make and sell the Animas Vibe and OneTouch Ping insulin pumps in the U.S. and Canada. Diabetes Daily shared what Animas pump users need to know including information on who is affected and what to […]
What It Is Tidepool is a not-for-profit and open source initiative that provides a free tool for data uploads from numerous diabetes devices, including insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, and blood glucose meters. The source code is available on GitHub. Founded in 2013, the Tidepool mission is to provide a secure and easy-to-use platform for […]
If you are looking for a way to carry your medical supplies and devices without having to lug around a pocketbook or a “murse” (wear them loud and proud gentleman), this is the product for you. Stashbandz has an array of products and sent me the insulin pump belt to test it out and see […]
We've all seen reports of pacemakers that can be wirelessly manipulated, insulin pumps that can be remotely mis-programmed and autonomous vehicles that have been taken over and gone rogue. And, while for the most part these incidents have been limited in their scope, we have seen some major IoT-related incidents such as the Mirai botnet. Show More Summary
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson's diabetes care unit, which makes insulin pumps, said on Thursday it would shut its business in United States and Canada amid increased competition and after failing to find a buyer.
By Kerri Sparling I’ve been pumping insulin since 2004, and using a Tandem insulin pump since 2015. I’ve seen a lot of progress in these fantastic little devices over the last 13 years. I’m currently wearing a t:slim X2™ Insulin Pump on my hip, and I feel like I’m on the cutting edge with my […]
Animas announced on October 5, 2017 that it is exiting the insulin pump business and will no longer make and sell it’s Animas Vibe and OneTouch Ping insulin pumps. For current users, Animas will continue to have customer service for existing users of their pumps and provide warranty support. They will honor warranties and will […]