The diabetic internet and lots of mainstream news agencies are abuzz about the new insulin pump from Medtronic. Poorly written news articles that are effectively regurgitations of the Medtronic Press Release have exciting headlines like...Show More Summary
Remotely hacking a pacemaker or insulin pump should be impossible, but sadly it isn't. It puts the millions of people who use wireless medical implants at potential risk. Researchers at Rice University believe they have a solution: a...Show More Summary
Integrated insulin pumps that react to a diabetic’s real-time glucose levels, also known as artificial pancreases, may significantly improve, and even save, the lives of millions of people. Now Medtronic has announced that it’s the first to bring to the U.S. Show More Summary
Pacemakers, insulin pumps, defibrillators and other implantable medical devices often have wireless capabilities that allow emergency workers to monitor patients. But these devices have a potential downside: They can be hacked. Researchers...Show More Summary
Use of an insulin pump with a sensor that suspends insulin delivery when blood glucose falls below a set threshold reduced the rate of severe and moderate hypoglycemia among patients with type 1 diabetes and impaired awareness of hypoglycemia, according to a study in the September 25 issue of JAMA.
These days, I’m living the trifecta of new diabetes devices. A new insulin pump, CGM (continuous glucose monitor) and glucose meter have made their way into my hands, allowing me to change up my entire D-gadget roster for the first… The post Making the Switch: Critiquing Three New Diabetes Devices appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
HOUSTON – (Sept. 23, 2013) – Pacemakers, insulin pumps, defibrillators and other implantable medical devices often have wireless capabilities that allow emergency workers to monitor patients. But these devices have a potential downside:...Show More Summary
I have family members with diabetes. It seems like most of us do. Thankfully, they are all managing quite well, one of them uses an insulin pump and the other relies on daily injections. I know you get used to things, but it sure seems like a lot to deal with, especially for a child, [...]
What if (finally?) you could wear an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM), and the two connected to your body in only one place, with no need for two separate infusion sites? Sounds pretty appealing, doesn’t it? Well, research… The post Progress Report: Single-Site Device for Insulin Infusion, CGM Sensing appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
The longest and largest study of the effectiveness of insulin pumps to treat type 1 diabetes in children has shown that the pumps are more effective at controlling blood sugar than insulin injections and cause fewer complications.
Researchers say that insulin pumps are more effective at controlling type 1 diabetes in children and cause fewer complications than insulin injections, having completed the longest and largest study of insulin pumps to date. According...Show More Summary
The longest and largest study of the effectiveness of insulin pumps to treat type 1 diabetes in children has shown that the pumps are more effective at controlling blood sugar than insulin injections and cause fewer complications. The...Show More Summary
Continuously keeping one’s glucose levels within normal range is a big part of life for diabetics the world over. Some rely on continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps to control their blood sugar, but these devices operate autonomously...Show More Summary
Many people (until recently that included this writer) are not aware that medical devices like insulin pumps and pacemakers can be “hacked,” that is remotely controlled by someone that should not have access to control the device. Such activity was made famous by Barnaby Jack, a New Zealand man who demonstrated to an audience that [...]
"His death came just days before he was to give a presentation about techniques for hacking implanted heart devices, which could kill a person from 30 feet away."
Revina Garcia, a diabetic who wears an insulin pump, rear-ended a truck in Santa Fe County, New Mexico as a result of a sudden, severe diabetic attack that left her unresponsive and close to going into a diabetic coma. What happened when the sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene will shock you — and it... Show More Summary
Studies cover hypoglycemia, behavioral intervention, insulin pump therapy and more.
By EP Vantage: The much-vaunted artificial pancreas – a combined blood glucose sensor and insulin pump that can keep a diabetic patient’s blood sugar levels under constant, near-perfect control – has taken a sizeable leap towards becoming a reality. Show More Summary
The sensor augmented Threshold Suspend insulin pump safely reduces nocturnal hypoglycemia without affecting HbA1C (glycated hemoglobin level), says a study published in NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine) and presented at the American Diabetes Association 73rd Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Illinois. Show More Summary