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

How the Medtronic 670G Artificial Pancreas Works: FAQ

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Medtronic Minimed 670G with Sensor

The 670G actually uses data from the sensor to give you insulin. This is an enormous step toward a genuine closed loop/artificial pancreas system, and is a really big deal. 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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Want to Test Drive a CGM?

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iPro Trial - Medtronic

I learned about a trial with Medtronic’s iPro, a clinical version of a CGM, that’s inserted in the endocrinologist’s office, worn for three days, and then returned to the doctor. The data is then uploaded and analyzed to determine sufficient need for a CGM, warranting coverage by insurance. 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

The Race Toward an Artificial Pancreas: Where Are We Today?

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While we will not see a true artificial pancreas – a closed-loop insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system – come to market in 2016, we are so close we can artificially taste it. Read more

7 New Diabetes Products to Look for in 2016


Another insulin coming to us in 2016 is Lilly’s new basal insulin, Basaglar – a form of insulin glargine (which you may recognize if you’re familiar with Lantus). FDA approved it just this week after a patent dispute was finally resolved with Sanofi. Read more

OmniPod Review: Tubeless is Good, Alarms are Bad

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Another nice thing about the OmniPod is that the process to change the infusion set is simpler. This means that my daughters can do it themselves more easily and at a younger age. It still hurts, though. Read more

TMI: Why I Turned Off Dexcom Share

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Diabetes Bag

Dex Share meant that—if our entire family was home and our son went high or low—two cell phones and the Dex receiver would sound their alarms, sparking red alerts from every room. If that was contributing to my anxiety, what was it doing to my seven-year-old son? Read more

Type Zero: Taking the Artificial Pancreas to the Next Level

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We are excited to learn that based on the ten years of clinical trials at UVA, a new startup, Type Zero, is taking the inControl Diabetes Management Platform — which is the software running the UVA AP — to the next level. Read more

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