Dr. David Klonoff is spearheading an effort to eliminate dangerous security holes in insulin pumps, which could help secure other medical devices as well. The post The Doctor on a Quest to Save Our Medical Devices From Hackers appeared first on WIRED.
Ara Darzi in the Guardian:...the patients taking medical innovation into their own hands Tim Omer’s kit includes, left to right: a Dexcom g4 transmitter, a relay device, an Android phone app and an insulin pump. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Tim Omer is a 31-year-old diabetic. Show More Summary
Nine years ago, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, a chronic, mostly invisible, autoimmune disease. I utilize an insulin pump, a glucose meter and a continuous glucose monitor to help me control my blood sugar and its effects on me. Show More Summary
As you may know, I'm a Type 1 Diabetic and have been for well over 20 years. I wear a Medtronic Insulin Pump 24 hours a day and use a Dexcom CGM (Continuous Glucose Meter) to monitor my blood sugar, also 24 hours a day. This post won't explain how diabetes works to you, so check these posts out (or this video) first if you're not familiar. Show More Summary
Medtronic is releasing its MiniMed Connect wireless device to keep a close eye on insulin pumps and continuous glucometers. It connects to Medtronic’s MiniMed 530G with Enlite and MiniMed Paradigm Revel insulin pumps, which themselves connect to glucose monitors to pass that data. Show More Summary
Global medical technology provider Medtronic has announced the U.S. commercial availability of MiniMed Connect, the first and only product to enable people with diabetes to discreetly and conveniently view their insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) information on a smartphone. Show More Summary
Glooko, a digital health business, has added a series of devices to a recently launched platform designed to aggregate not only data from blood-gluose meters and insulin pumps, but also to help diabetes patients and caregivers view that data in context with activity and diet collected from other apps. Source: Glooko talks about latest Roche […]
Tandem Diabetes Care won FDA approval to introduce its t:slim G4 insulin pump, a device that is a hybrid of the popular t:slim insulin pump and Dexcom G4 PLATINUM continuous glucose monitor (CGM). The touchscreen display is able to overlay...Show More Summary
This must be the story of the week. On the first date, Scott Leibrand found out Dana Lewis wore an insulin pump. He used some publicly available hacks and the Pebble smartwatch to make her life better. For years, Lewis has run the calculations in her head or on a computer of how much insulin […]
People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pump therapy face almost 50% less risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who take insulin by multiple daily injections, research concludes.
First they came for our credit card numbers. Then they turned to our cars. Now, even medical devices are vulnerable to hacking. Pacemakers, insulin pumps and other medical devices are vulnerable to hacking -- so vulnerable that the FDA has called for medical facilities to abandon some vulnerable devices.......
If you use an insulin pump to control your diabetes, then you won't want to miss the Second Insulin Pumpers Retreat, taking place this September in Ontario, Canada... The post Second Insulin Pumpers Retreat appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.
Medtronic just received FDA clearance and will soon make available its new MiniMed Connect device to keep an eye on insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. The device wirelessly interfaces with Medtronic’s MiniMed MiniMed 530G...Show More Summary
The Report Insulin Delivery Devices Market to 2019 – Simplified Pump Solutions and Low Cost Pens Represent Distinct Regional Growth Drivers provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. Show More Summary
Cyborgs are already walking among us -- if you count people who have advanced pacemakers and other implanted devices (eg. insulin pumps, cochlear implants, etc). There are also a handful of folks who are actively trying to become cyborgs, like Kevin Warwick. Show More Summary
Every day, I look at my insulin pump screen and push the buttons to give myself the medication that keeps me alive. I’m lucky, because I can see what I’m doing. But many can’t. And with diabetes, I am afraid… The post If Insulin Pumps Could Talk… (It’s in the Works) appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
If you’re someone who needs more insulin on a daily basis than can be accommodated by a typical insulin pump, then there’s a new diabetes device that could be an option for you! Say hello to the Tandem Diabetes t:flex… The post NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Expanded Cartridge t:flex Insulin Pump appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
Tandem Diabetes Care (San Diego, CA) just announced that the FDA has given clearance to its t:flex insulin pump. Having the largest insulin store of any system available, the t:flex is aimed at diabetics who consume greater quantities of insulin. Show More Summary
For two weeks during the holidays, I test-drove the new Animas Vibe combo device (Animas insulin pump plus Dexcom continuous glucose monitor) approved by FDA just over a month ago. We appreciate this opportunity for a trial-run of this exciting… The post Getting My Vibe On with Animas, After Years of Anticipation appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
When we think about typefaces, it’s generally in connection with either printed material or online electronic text. Other low-level text — say the readout on a car dashboard or a washing machine or an insulin pump — is at best a subset of the genre, not really rising to the level of being called type. Show More Summary