Every time I look at the price tags of my diabetes supplies and D-devices, I cringe a little. Because it all costs a lot. And knowing that many people want and need these items — like insulin pumps and continuous… The post Clever Ways to Get Diabetes Supplies & Devices to Those in Need appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
Remember that little circular, three-wedge closed-loop device known as Pancreum? You know, the Artificial Pancreas system in which you pop in wedges for insulin pumping, CGM (continuous glucose monitoring), and glucagon pumping, allShow More Summary
It’s official: Tandem Diabetes Care has made its filing with the U.S. FDA for an integrated insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor — a new device that combines their sexy t:slim touchscreen pump with a Dexcom G4 Platinum CGM. News… The post Tandem Diabetes Pump/CGM Combo News – Plus An Inside Look! appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
Richard Gonzalez’s condition is so serious that the 14-year-old wears an electronic pump programmed to administer doses of insulin every hour, the suit asserts. His family claims that during questioning, cops removed the pump and "with balled fists" they ‘tried to manipulate him into confessing’ to shooting his friend at a Bushwick Foot Locker.
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
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...
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.
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
Sierra Sandison sporting her insulin pump during the bathing suit competition has had quite an impact.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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