Many insulin pump users lament the fact that “rapid” acting insulin often works too slow for them. Of course faster insulin preparations are under development or even here now (inhaled insulin). But this post is about the opposite situation: when an insulin dose seems to work too aggressively or too fast. Of course the size […]
You have options: If you use an insulin pump, make sure you know the differences between these two styles of infusion sites for insulin pumps…so you can choose the best option for you! Photo credit: Medtronic
A few weeks ago, I went to an insulin pump information evening. And I must say that I was quite keen on the idea after that night despite the politics of it all, which you can read about here. The promise of better control, long term health, insulin dose calculator, ease of insulin delivery and the statement that “very […]
A new artificial pancreas system will soon be trialed for type 1 diabetics. Developed at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, the artificial pancreas consists of a continuous glucose monitor, an insulin pump, and a controller that links the two and decides when and how much insulin to administer. Show More Summary
Meet our Herbies of the Week: Jean & Scott! Jean & Scott's plant-based journey started back in 2012 after Jean watched "Forks Over Knives" and was surprised by all the research she didn't know especially since she was a nurse! Jean considers...Show More Summary
American Girl just made an awesome move toward inclusiveness. Starting this year, kids with diabetes are able to give their American Girl dolls diabetic care kits. According to the company website, the kits feature insulin pumps, blood...Show More Summary
On January 1, the company will begin selling its newest accessory—an insulin pump.
TO HIDE THE INSULIN PUMP? “Speaking of Hillary and fashion, can anyone explain the extremely frumpy knee-length coat she wore last night? I’m especially curious about the big patch pockets at belly level. I understand that’s something a woman might choose as an alternative to carrying a purse, but Hillary has people to hold her […]
All over the world, laws promulgated by the US Trade Representative ban breaking digital locks -- the "Digital Rights Management" technologies that lock up our TVs, tablets, phones, games consoles, cars, insulin pumps, tractors, coffee...Show More Summary
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.......