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Diabetes Tech on the Horizon – New Insulin Delivery Systems Coming in 2018

This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. By Maeve Serino and Adam Brown  Learn about what’s new and what’s coming soon in Smart Pens, automated insulin delivery, pumps, and more Diabetes technology moves fast, so to help you keep track, we’ve rounded up some of the latest offerings – […]

I’m Pumped About My New t:slim Pump

  Four years ago, I got my first insulin pump, the Medtronic 530G. After four years, your pump goes out of warranty. At that time, you’re able to upgrade through insurance. So, back in July, I began the process of getting my new pump even though I wasn’t out of warranty until December. (Of course, […]

Medtronic Minimed 670G System Review

After months of waiting, I finally received the world’s first hybrid closed loop system, the Minimed 670G system. Medtronic’s Minimed 670G system is an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor that also has technology to put you in “auto” mode where it will automatically adjust your basal insulin every 5 minutes based on your blood […]

Ten Tips to Help You Prepare for an Insulin Pump Break

I’ve been using an insulin pump for 19 months and during that time I’ve taken two breaks where I’ve gone back to multiple daily injections for a short time. Pump breaks are a great opportunity to enjoy some freedom from attachment, reduce feelings of burnout from technology, or even regain some discipline with insulin dosing. […]

The Death of the Animas Insulin Pump

In October, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes, who owns Animas, announced that it was “exiting” out of the insulin pump business, effective immediately in the U.S. and Canada and eventually in the rest of the world. Once I read all the way down the press release to realize that it was just USA and Canada for now, I […]

How an Insulin Pump can Help Improve Your Holiday Meal Coverage

One of the most notable differences between insulin pump therapy and multiple daily injections (MDI) is the ability to deliver an insulin bolus over an extended period of time. This can provide a great deal of flexibility and control when eating certain types of food, as well as when you’re eating over a longer period […]

Tandem Addresses If They Are Next in the Animas-Leaves-You-Hanging Saga

Lately, I have struggled with my approach about the closing of Animas. It left tens of thousands of people to figure out what’s next and how to continue their insulin pump with a new company. I drew graphs, Excel spreadsheets, and listed pros and cons with what the next steps could possibly be. But I […]

Choose Your Meter Wisely

By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE These days, there is a lot of emphasis on accuracy, particularly when it comes to continuous glucose monitors (and their ability to match blood glucose values) and insulin pumps (and their ability to deliver doses with extreme precision). But let’s not forget about that trusty, dusty blood glucose meter that […]

Watch: Diabetic Danica Answers Questions About Her Diabetes

Danica was “tagged” and answered several questions about her diabetes management including the type of pump and insulin she uses and her preferred low blood sugar treatment. She decides to ask herself the questions using a silly voice from the movie “Lilo and Stitch.”

When Change in Diabetes Management Brings Freedom

I haven’t had a grand transformation with weight loss or gaining muscle. My appearance hasn’t changed dramatically over the last few years, yet I’m physically very different. About 6 weeks ago, I stopped using an insulin pump and changed to multiple-daily-injections (MDI). I had used a pump for over 13 years (2 Medtronic pumps, then […]

Replacement Parts

This piece was written back in 2013 about a different insulin pump, but the song remains the same:  pumping insulin alleviates some of my diabetes mental load and makes living with this disease a little mellower.  I mean, I could “wash...Show More Summary

Dear Diagnosis: Quinn’s Letter to Herself

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 […]

Tubed vs. Tubeless: Insulin Pump Comparison

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. […]

Listen: Talking to Animas – What Happened?

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 […]

An Open Letter to the Remaining Insulin Pump Companies

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 to Give New Insulin Pump Features for Free and Welcoming Animas Customers

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 […]

Watch: Animas Insulin Pumps Discontinued

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?

Are synthetic insulin-secreting cells the future of diabetes treatment?

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Listen: Insulet Omnipod Updates With Shacey Petrovic

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 […]

Smart artificial beta cells could lead to new diabetes treatment

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

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