Medtronic Launches New Minimed 640G Insulin Pump (in Australia)

Medtronic MiniMed 640G System

Medtronic, Inc. announced the global launch of the MiniMed 640G System, the next breakthrough toward an artificial pancreas.
The system is the first in the world to both automatically suspend insulin delivery when sensor glucose levels are predicted to approach a low limit, and then resume insulin delivery once sensor glucose levels recover. Read more

FDA Approves the t:flex, Tandem’s Larger Capacity Insulin Pump 

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The U.S. FDA has granted the Tandem Diabetes Care clearance to market the t:flex Insulin Pump. At 480 units, the insulin reservoir of the t:flex Pump has the largest capacity currently available in the United States. The t:flex Pump is designed for people who require more than 100 units of U-100 insulin per day, such as teenagers with type 1 diabetes and many people with type 2 diabetes… Read more

Asian Americans Develop Diabetes at Lower BMI Levels

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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has decided to lower the Body Mass Index (BMI) cut point at which it recommends screening Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes. This change in ADA guidelines is aligned with evidence that many Asian Americans develop the disease at lower BMI levels than the population at large, according to a position statement being published in the January issue of Diabetes Care. Read more

First Person with Type 1 Diabetes Receives Experimental Encapsulated Cell Therapy

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JDRF announced that JDRF-funded partner, ViaCyte, Inc. has for the first time ever implanted a person with type 1 diabetes with an experimental encapsulated cell therapy product candidate, called VC-01, which is being developed for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. This individual, and others to follow, is participating in a trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the VC-01 product candidate, a potential replacement source of insulin-producing cells. Read more

DiabetesSisters To Host LA Conference

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On October 24-25th, 2014, hundreds of women with diabetes and their loved ones will descend upon the Embassy Suites LAX North for DiabetesSisters’ power-packed weekend conference. This will be the eighth Conference hosted by DiabetesSisters and the first time it will convene in the Los Angeles, CA area. Read more

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