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JDRF Helping Capillary Biomedical to Develop Better Insulin Delivery Catheter

Capillary Biomedical, Inc. is getting funding support from JDRF to optimize infusion catheter in order to help people with diabetes on insulin pumps and future continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) technology get better results. Show More Summary

JDRF and Arecor Ltd Partner for Ultra-Concentrated Insulin for Insulin-Delivery Devices

JDRF has partnered with Arecor Ltd. to help bring about the development of a rapid-acting insulin that is stable and ultra-concentrated. The coming of insulin-delivery devices such as smaller insulin pumps, artificial pancreas systems and other wearable insulin-delivery systems will all require concentrated insulin. Show More Summary

Insulin Pumps vs. Insulin Injections: Which is Best?

By Sarah Kaye and Ginger Vieira Today, as people with diabetes, we’re very lucky to have options. And boy, do we have options! Not only do we get to choose between a pump/pod or injections, we also have half-a-dozen different pumps to choose from, we have pens to administer injections, and all kinds of newer technologies to make […]

Is an Insulin Pump Really a Commodity?

By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE By now, many of you have heard that United Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, has opted to restrict choice of insulin pumps for its members to one brand. United has designated “preferred provider” status to Medtronic, meaning that it will be difficult and costly for its adult […]

Medtronic Announces New MiniMed 630G Insulin Pump System

Today, Medtronic Diabetes announced their newest addition to their insulin pump lineup, the MiniMed 630G. So, what’s the same and what’s changed? Here are a few key features that remained the same, a few great new changes, as well as additions for this generation in the Medtronic family. The Familiar Threshold Suspend, Renamed: The new pump will […]

Medtronic’s MiniMed 630G Advanced Insulin Pump System Now Available in U.S.

Medtronic is releasing in the United States its latest MiniMed 630G insulin pump system. The pump relies on the CONTOUR NEXT LINK 2.4 blood glucose meter from Ascensia Diabetes Care, a company created when Panasonic Healthcare Holdings bought Bayer Diabetes Care. Show More Summary

Having Doubts about Using My Insulin Pump

After a few infusion site failures of late, I’m starting to become really self conscious. After every new site change, I become really paranoid of whether it’s a failure or success. I poke my infusion site, trying blindly to detect a kinked piece of teflon that should be sitting underneath my skin. I prod around […]

Bigfoot Biomedical’s Diabetes Management System Going on Trial

Bigfoot Biomedical is a company working on introducing an “artificial pancreas” for Type 1 diabetics who are on insulin therapy. The company has developed its own algorithms that control the delivery of insulin by a pump based on readings from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Show More Summary

Tandem Announces New t:slim X2 Insulin Pump & Device Upgrade Program

Tandem Diabetes Care has been on fire with great announcements this month: the FDA approval for both their Device Updater Tool and recent pediatric approval for users 6 years old and up, and their Licensing Agreement with TypeZero Technologies...Show More Summary

Tandem Diabetes t:slim Insulin Pump Now OK for U.S. Kids 6 and Older

Tandem Diabetes Care just announced that the FDA has cleared its t:slim insulin pump to children age 6 and older. Previously available to U.S. patients over 12 years old, the t:slim is smaller than your average smartphone, but thanks to a touchscreen interface looks very much like one. Show More Summary

Bigfoot Biomedical Enrolls First Patients in Closed-Loop Insulin Pump Clinical Trial

Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc. has enrolled the first patients in a clinical trial for their Bigfoot Smartloop automated closed loop insulin delivery system. Bigfoot Biomedical is led by a team of three men, all fathers to boys living with type 1 diabetes. The company was awarded approval by the FDA of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) submission […]

My Experience With The i-Port Advance Insulin Injection Port

For the first 12 years of my life as a person with diabetes, I used injections, or MDI, to administer my insulin. It wasn’t until I went to camp and saw first-hand other kids with insulin pumps and how they worked that I was even interested in one. To me, I was perfectly content with […]

Does CGM Benefit Those Taking Yes! Results from Dexcom’s DIaMonD Study

By New Now Next Significant improvement in A1C and time-in-range when adding CGM. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is often considered a technology for insulin pump users – not those on injections. New results from Dexcom’s DIaMonD study, presented at the ADA Scientific Sessions, will hopefully change that. DIaMonD examined if the addition of CGM in […]

Tandem Diabetes Care Gains FDA Approval for Remote Software Update Tool

In a first for the  insulin pump industry, Tandem Diabetes Care has gained FDA approval for their much rumored and anticipated remote software update tool, previously known as Project Odyssey. The update tool will allow users who are in warranty to update their pump’s software to the newest software from home rather than upgrading via pump […]

Switching From an Insulin Pump to Injections: It’s Almost Like Freedom

I know I haven’t written in quite a while, and mostly because I haven’t had time. I’ve had plenty to say, though, trust me. So I’ll try to spare you and give you the Cliff’s Notes version of what’s been going on the last two months since starting on MDI (multiple daily injections). When I came […]

Going Back to Work with an Insulin Pump

I felt a lot more comfortable adjusting to the insulin pump at home, despite the enormous patience and mental strength it required. I didn’t have the added stress or pressure of being at work, or anywhere, at a given time. By the end of week one, my overnight basal rates were holding me steady through […]

Combining Both Worlds: Using Lantus and My Insulin Pump Together

More than once I have written about using injections of Lantus in combination with an insulin pump. Although I have good results following this regimen, I tend to abandon it after a few weeks because it adds complexity and expense to my already complex and expensive diabetes life. For those of you not familiar with the […]

MS Republican tells diabetic girl’s mom: Buy her medical supplies ‘with money you earn’

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A Mississippi woman seeking help buying supplies for her diabetic daughter’s insulin pump was brushed off by state Rep. Jeff Guice (R), the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported. Nicole Nichols said she contacted Guice after she and other parents had been struggling to buy the necessary supplies...

Dad Adorably Disguises Daughter's Diabetes Device For Her Swim Meet

No child likes to feel different, so one ingenious dad got creative when it came time for his daughter's swim meet. Because swimmers can't do much to hide things like insulin pumps and blood-sugar-testing devices that children with diabetes...Show More Summary

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