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Miss Idaho Encourages Diabetics to Show Off Insulin Pumps

Newly crowned Miss Idaho Sierra Anne Sandison is encouraging fellow diabetics to be comfortable with their insulin pumps and show them off on social media. Late Sunday after being crowned, Sandison, 20, posted a photo of herself with her crown, sash and insulin pump. Show More Summary

Miss Idaho Wins with Insulin Pump on Full Display

Last week, Sierra Sandison took home the title of Miss Idaho in the Miss America competition, but in the swimsuit section of the competition, there was one thing that really set her apart: her insulin pump. Read more...

Miss Idaho winner proudly displayed insulin pump on bikini

There she is. And there’s her insulin pump. Sierra Sandison, 20, was crowned Miss Idaho after proudly displaying her medical device during the beauty contest, including the swimsuit competition.

Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho, Wears Insulin Pump On Stage

Miss Idaho, Sierra Sandison, isn't afraid to rock a bikini like a boss. She's also not afraid to show off her insulin pump along with it. On Monday, the 20-year-old posted a picture of herself on the pageant stage with her pump clipped...Show More Summary

Miss Idaho creates social media movement after showing off her insulin pump

Sierra Sandison sporting her insulin pump during the bathing suit competition has had quite an impact.

From Insulin Pumps to Glucose Gels – New Reviews in the Test Kitchen!

Have you ever heard about a diabetes product and wondered what kind of experience other PWDs (people with diabetes) have had with it? Now it’s easy to find out! Just browse through our new DiabetesMine Test Kitchen — a collection… The post From Insulin Pumps to Glucose Gels – New Reviews in the Test Kitchen! appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

OmniPod Insulin Pump – Review

Greg Nickleski isn’t the biggest fan of needles and pricks — so he discusses why he uses the new, slimmer OmniPod insulin pump. REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN - PROs: ubeless and wireless — no need for long plastic tubing patch-style attachment allows… The post OmniPod Insulin Pump – Review appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Johnson & Johnson's Artificial Pancreas May Be Launched Earlier Than Expected

By Andy Batts: Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) diabetes division, Animas, launched its latest combo insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device in Canada earlier this year, known as the Animas Vibe. However, J&J didn't disclose when its much-awaited artificial pancreas system ("APS") would hit the market. Show More Summary

Insulin pumps result in better blood sugar control than multiple daily injections in people with type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is usually controlled by diet and medication, but most people with advanced disease also end up needing insulin therapy to achieve control of their blood sugar. However, roughly a third of these patients struggle to achieve the right level of blood sugar control with insulin injections many times a day. Show More Summary

The Lancet: Largest study to date finds insulin pumps result in better blood sugar control than multiple daily injections in peo

Insulin pumps are significantly more effective at controlling blood glucose (sugar) in people with type 2 diabetes who have failed to respond to the usual standard of care, multiple daily insulin injections, according to the largest international study to examine the safety and effectiveness of the pumps to treat type 2 diabetes, published in The Lancet. read more

Ask D’Mine: Peering Into Pumps, and Carbs

Happy Saturday, and welcome back to our weekly advice column, Ask D’Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois. This week, Wil tackles some basic questions about insulin pumps and what we might want to think… The post Ask D’Mine: Peering Into Pumps, and Carbs appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Most People with Type 1 Diabetes Do Not Use Diabetes Devices to Get Long-term Data

Almost 70 percent of adults with Type 1 diabetes never use their blood glucose self-monitoring devices or insulin pumps to download historical data about their blood sugar levels and insulin doses--information that likely would help them manage their disease better. Show More Summary

Bionic pancreas could help people with type 1 diabetes

Researchers are hopeful that an artificial pancreas they have developed will make life easier for people with type 1 diabetes. The device is an automated pump that releases the hormones insulin and glucagon, and works with a glucose monitoring system that is controlled by an iPhone app, The Boston Globe reports. Show More Summary

Bionic pancreas outperforms insulin pump in adults, youth

People with type 1 diabetes who used a bionic pancreas instead of manually monitoring glucose using fingerstick tests and delivering insulin using a pump were more likely to have blood glucose levels consistently within the normal range, with fewer dangerous lows or highs. Show More Summary

Big Endo Groups Plan Meeting on D-Device Accuracy & Access

There’s been a lot of talk in the diabetes patient community lately about the accuracy of existing glucometers and issues of access to these and other, more advanced diabetes devices like insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). Now, two… The post Big Endo Groups Plan Meeting on D-Device Accuracy & Access appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Medtronic MiniMed Duo Integrates Glucose Sensor, Insulin Infusion Into One Device

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Medtronic is launching in Europe the world’s first combined continuous glucose sensor and insulin infusion pump, the MiniMed Duo. This device will allow diabetics who have to be vigilant in controlling their glucose levels to use only one access point on their body for both monitoring and delivery of insulin. Show More Summary

Tandem t:slim Insulin Pump – Review

The Tandem t:slim pump is reviewed by type 1 D-blogger and insurance agent Sarah Kaye — and gives it high marks, despite a slow site change process. REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN - PROs: ouch screen makes it easier to use personal profiles… The post Tandem t:slim Insulin Pump – Review appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Progress on Glucose Meter Accuracy Surveillance + Access to Insulin Pumps

Big News this week in the world of diabetes devices, Folks! Two leading endocrinologist organizations have, for the first time in four years, updated their position on who should be able to get access to insulin pumps, while the Diabetes…...Show More Summary

New Diabetes Video Product Review – Snap Insulin Pump

We’re proud to say we’ve just added a new review of the new and exciting Asante Snap Pump to our DiabetesMine Test Kitchen — where products designed to improved life with diabetes are evaluated by people who ought to know.… The post New Diabetes Video Product Review – Snap Insulin Pump appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Asante Snap Insulin Pump – Review

D-blogger and advocate Melissa Lee reviews the Asante Snap Pump and tells why it’s one of her favorite D-devices! REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN - PROs: exceptionally lightweight and low-profile extremely fast auto-priming and infusion set/cartridge...Show More Summary

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