Until There’s a Diabetes Cure, We Need Better Tools

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Until There's a Diabetes Cure, We Need Better Tools

The diabetes community has been here before, and in the late 1980’s, had the same outcry. We want a cure! JDRF (JDF at the time) listened, embraced the movement, and gave it a name: TORIAC Read more

Tandem’s t:slim X2 Insulin Pump: Q&A

Tandem's t:slim 2x insulin pump

The t:slim X2 is the same size and shape as the t:slim pump. It has a durable aluminum housing and will be compatible with all accessories designed for the t:slim Pump. Read more

How JDRF Paved the Way for Medtronic’s ‘Artificial Pancreas’

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JDRF: Why Medtronic's 'Artificial Pancreas' is Such a Big Deal

The diabetes world celebrated as Medtronic won approval for the very first “Artificial Pancreas” in the United States. Read more

Better Ways to Inject Insulin


New research says there are better ways to inject insulin with a syringe, as well as manage infusion sites, to get the most out of your insulin and improve diabetes care.
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From Shots to Tandem t:slim Pump

From Shots to Tandem t:slim Pump

I made the decision to go on the Tandem t:slim pump. The t:slim G4 integrates Dexcom’s G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor right onto the home screen. And I really liked the idea of having my CGM data and insulin pump as an all in one device. Read more

The Artificial Pancreas is Coming, and Other Highlights from ADA 2016


Medtronic announced on June 27 that it has submitted its Hybrid Closed Loop System (otherwise known as the MMT-670G system) to the FDA for approval. While not technically an artificial pancreas, the system consists of two parts: an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor. Once the system has been calibrated, the pump uses the readings from the CGM (which are taken every five minutes) to deliver insulin, with the goal of keeping blood sugars within a target range. Read more

Bloodless Glucose Testing Moves Closer to Reality


A bloodless way to test blood sugar has long been the stuff of science fiction. But, now, a group of researchers in Wales is moving an innovative idea of drawing blood without puncturing the skin from the conceptual world of Star Trek to perhaps being available at a pharmacy down the street. Read more

Your Insulin May Be Getting Smarter

Glucose Responsive Insulin Patch

JDRF, partnered with Sanofi, the company that manufactures Lantus among other insulins, recently pledged up to $4.6 million to support research into four different efforts to design a glucose-responsive insulin. Read more

Diabetes Trouble at the 2016 Vienna Marathon

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Vienna Marathon 2016

I got my first CGM three and a half weeks before I ran the Vienna marathon. I used it on my final long training run (23 miles), and on my short runs leading up to the marathon. I was trying … Read more

Snowboarding With An Artificial Pancreas

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Snowboarding With An Artificial Pancreas

Type Zero Technologies’ chief mathematician, Dr. Boris Kovatchev, reached out to Riding on Insulin to gauge interest in being part of a groundbreaking artificial pancreas trial. Read more

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