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Medtronic Introduces New Seven CareLink Personal Reports

Years ago when I used Medtronic’s Revel insulin pump, I remember having to use Medtronic’s CareLink to upload my pump and meter to view my data. If there was anything I did not like about the system, it was their reports. They seemed too basic, and the layout simply didn’t make sense to me. Most […]

UnitedHealthcare Drops Tandem’s Insulin Pumps From Choices for Patients

Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a medical device company and manufacturer of the t:slim®, t:slim G4™ and t:flex® Insulin Pumps, announced that UnitedHealthcare has made some important and unforeseen changes affecting members...Show More Summary

Deciding to Switch to an Insulin Pump

Diabetes has never felt more difficult to manage in these past couple of months. Quite frankly, insulin injections are just feeling like a lot of hard work. The best results seem to come if I eat similar foods, consume a similar number of carbs and do the same level of activity every day. I can remember […]

Double-Dosing: How Taking Insulin Could Have Killed Me

I panicked. Just around midnight. Minutes after I took my once nightly injection of my long-acting insulin. Had I taken my once nightly shot, twice? Like others with type 1 diabetes who don’t use an insulin pump, I take what’s called MDI. Multiple Daily Injections. I take an injection of rapid-acting insulin before meals and […]

Fine Tuning My Insulin Pump Settings

Usually, about once a month, I study my Dexcom trends and make minor adjustments here and there in my insulin needs (with permission from my endocrinologist, of course). This ritual then becomes a weekly thing during pregnancy, and this time is no different. And, later in the pregnancy, I tend to do this every couple […]

Study Shows V-Go Insulin Delivery Device More Affordable Than Injections for Type 2 Diabetes

Do you have type 2 diabetes and use insulin, but think an insulin pump isn’t for you? The New Jersey-based Valeritas is marketing an insulin pump, the V-Go insulin delivery device, specifically for people with type 2 diabetes and they recently announced two new studies showing that using their insulin pump is more affordable than using […]

NASA’s latest X-Planes could help save the planet

NASA has been responsible for developing a lot of things other than spacecrafts, including memory foam, scratch resistant glasses and insulin pumps and now the agency is looking to fuel the future of aviation using green technology.Show More Summary

The Benefits of an Insulin Pump for Type 2 Diabetes

The continuation of OpT2mise–a randomized and controlled study sponsored by Medtronic showed that insulin pumps provided much more consistent and reliable blood sugar improvements in comparison with multiple daily injections. The OpT2mise...Show More Summary

Are You Prepared For an Insulin Pump Malfunction?

A man stands at the bottom of a stopped escalator.  Not a long escalator, mind you, just normal-one-floor type.  His face is red with anger as the escalator comes to a stop. “I cannot believe this, I’m so late.” There is a little boy behind him who says, “A broken escalator is just a staircase.” […]

JDRF’s Top 5 Diabetes Research Successes of 2015

Catch up on the major JDRF accomplishments of 2015 with Dr. Richard Insel, its Chief Scientific Officer! The exciting news includes a new insulin pump infusion set, encapsulated islet cells transplants, advancements with the Artificial Pancreas, and a newly developed classification system for the stages of type 1 diabetes.    

'Artificial pancreas' is one of new tech devices aimed at diabetes

A new breed of connected glucometers, insulin pumps and smartphone apps is hitting the market.        

Preschool: NURSE FOR CHILD WITH DIABETES IN A UPK

Ellen:  Is a child who is receiving physical therapy and classified as a preschooler with a disability entitled to a 1:1 nurse for 6 hours/day at a UPK to monitor his insulin pump

Decisions, Decisions: Switching to the Animas Vibe Insulin Pump

Back in 2014, I had a big “Decision 2014” thing going on during the year that my Medtronic Revel pump warranty expired? Should I go with a new pump? What am I looking for anyway? What should I do? Well, Decision 2014 became Decision 2015, which finally became Decision 2016. Okay, so I chose the Animas Vibe […]

Alfred Mann, Diabetes Innovator & Philanthropist, Dies at 90 Years Old

Alfred E. Mann, biotech entrepreneur and philanthropist, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 25, 2016, while still hard at work at 90 years old. Mann was beloved by the diabetes community for creating the insulin pump industry through his company MiniMed, which is now owned by Medtronic. He went on to develop the inhaled insulin Afrezza. Mann […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: Now You Can View Medtronic CGM Data on Your iPhone

After what seems like years of feeling left behind because I’m loyal and stuck with Medtronic for my insulin pump and CGM needs, I no longer feel outdated because I can finally view my CGM graph on my iPhone!! OK, so it really hasn’t been years but over the past few years, it has definitely […]

How an Insulin Pump is Like a Time Machine

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 […]

Diabetes in 30 Seconds: Choosing the Best Insulin Pump Infusion Site for You!

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

To Pump or Not to Pump, That is the Question

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 […]

UVA Artificial Pancreas to be Tested in Two Clinical Trials (VIDEO)

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

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

Herbies of the Week: Jean & Scott (A Plant-Based Diet Saved Their Marriage! They're also off 11 Medications & Scott Ditched his Insulin Pump!)

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

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