For most of our patients, the student run homeless clinic is the last stop in a long, fruitless search for healthcare in the city of New Orleans. Recently, an insulin-dependent diabetic came in who had his insulin pump stolen, an unfortunate side-effect of homelessness. The physician prescribed a 150 dollar-per-month supply of insulin—far out of [...]
I just figured out what the hell this thing is for: Capping up a pre-filled insulin pump cartridge. For YEARS now I've been wondering what the hell this was, and then tossing it into the garbage after a site change (but then finding it again, days later, rolling around on the bathroom floor because I clearly missed the garbage can). And now I know. Always learning.
The first time I truly tested the waterproofiness of my insulin pump, it was when I accidentally (almost, but mostly) dropped it in the toilet. That was fun, and embarrassing. The second time was when I went on vacation with my friends...Show More Summary
When exactly the Animas Vibe integrated insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) hits the U.S. market is now up to the FDA. Almost two years after the Animas Vibe hit the market in Europe, this Monday Johnson & Johnson… The post NewsFlash: Animas Vibe Finally Submitted to FDA! appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
If you wear your insulin pump turned in, flush against your skin, in a dress for too long, you'll end up branded. For real, branded: It's my inkless diabetes tattoo? I think I should have given my pump and my skin a little more breathing room.
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:...Show More Summary
Snuggled up in my bed under the warm covers, all I want to do is keep my eyes closed. But, no. My darn insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) just won’t shut up and let me sleep. Both vibrate… The post Animas’ Hypo-Hyper Minimizer Aims for Diabetes “Cruise Control” appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
Flextronics has struck a deal to manufacture and provide design support for Cellnovo's mobile diabetes management system. Under the deal, Flextronics will develop Cellnovo components, which include insulin pumps, cartridges, and touchscreen...Show More Summary
Almost two years after getting regulatory OK to sell a new partially-disposable insulin pump in the U.S., a California company has changed the name of its product just before it hits the market in April. The Asante Pearl will now… The post Oh, Snap! Asante Insulin Pump Isn’t a Pearl Anymore appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
Tandem Diabetes Care (San Diego, CA) received FDA clearance for the company’s new t:connect software. The application, that runs on both PC’s and Macs, helps analyze data from the company’s t:slim insulin pump and compatible glucometers. Show More Summary
Insulet Corporation (Bedford, MA) has announced FDA approval of the new version of its OmniPod insulin delivery system. The system comprises an insulin pump, which has been made 34% smaller and 25% lighter over its predecessor, and a...Show More Summary
Anyone going on a brand spanking new insulin pump is probably filled with anticipation and excitement, but there’s always a little bit of trepidation when it comes to a new piece of medical technology. Will it meet my needs? Will…
I travel a lot, so I’m very used to the airport patdown (aka “free massage”) and lots of scrutiny about my insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor. Usually, the TSA agent has seen a pump before and just needs a little background on the Dexcom, which I’m happy to give. Show More Summary
Researchers have conducted a trial comparing a dual-hormone artificial pancreas with conventional diabetes treatment using an insulin pump and showed improved glucose levels and lower risks of hypoglycemia. Their results can have a great impact on the treatment of type 1 diabetes by accelerating the development of the external artificial pancreas.
Montréal, January 28, 2013 – IRCM researchers, led by endocrinologist Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, were the first to conduct a trial comparing a dual-hormone artificial pancreas with conventional diabetes treatment using an insulin pump and showed improved glucose levels and lower risks of hypoglycemia. Show More Summary
Natalie Irish is an artist who paints portraits with her mouth, using lipstick as her "paint" and her lips as the brush. While this is impressive all on its own, she creates her art all while wearing her pink insulin pump on her hip....Show More Summary
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When you live day-in and day-out with diabetes, you often find clever, MacGyver-like workarounds to everyday problems — like using toupee-glue to keep a CGM sensor stuck on your arm. Or using a pump reservoir as an insulin source to...
By January 2015, we could be offered a choice of wearing a dual-chambered infusion pump that distributes both insulin and another medication like fast-acting glucagon or a meal-time infusion of Symlin. Could be… that’s the tentative timeline for a new…
Insulet Corporation will soon release its updated OmniPod insulin pump, a tubeless device that interacts wirelessly with an accompanying Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM). The new pump is a third smaller and a quarter lighter than the previous model and stores the same 200-units of insulin as before. Show More Summary