New CGM On The Way

After the NYC Marathon in November, I decided I really needed a CGM. But, as is often the case with resolutions, I didn’t do anything about it until last week when I decided I was going for it. Maybe the … Read more

FreeStyle Libre Approved for Kids in Europe

Abbott Diabetes Care announced that it has obtained CE Mark for the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system indicated for children and teens with diabetes aged 4-17 years old. Read more

Making It Simple: Bigfoot’s Approach to the Artificial Pancreas

Bigfoot’s goal is to make pump-sensor therapy simpler than the pump companies before them have. They envision themselves as a service provider rather than a hardware or device company. Their service will be to “do a better job delivering insulin,” automating your between-meal insulin therapy, the communication between your pump and your Dexcom CGM, even so far as serving as a single point of contact for all of your supply and prescription inventory management, sending you supplies when you need them, “connecting everything, making it intuitive,” says Brewer. Read more

FDA Approves Animas Vibe and CGM for Children

The U.S. FDA has approved Animas Vibe Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System for management of diabetes in children and adolescents, ages 2 to 17. The Animas Vibe System was the first integrated system with Dexcom G4 PLATINUM … Read more

Medtronic Discontinues The Sof-sensor CGM Sensor

Medtronic has announced that it will no longer sell its CGM Sof-sensor as of Dec. 1, 2015. Medtronic is offering no out of pocket cost conversion programs to their latest insulin pump and CGM technology, the MiniMed 530G with Enlite. Read more

When a Non-Diabetic a Wears A CGM

In the midst of all this fear and anxiety brought on by excess knowledge about my blood sugars, I began to speculate that a dystopian end-point for all this wearable technology and increased self-awareness could be a society of terrified hypochondriacs. Read more

FDA Approves Tandem’s t:slim G4 Insulin Pump with CGM

The U.S. FDA has approved Tandem’s t:slim G4 insulin pump. The t:slim G4 combines features of the t:slim Insulin Pump and Dexcom’s G4 PLATINUM CGM System into a single device that is simple to use. The t:slim G4 insulin pump is the only pump that conveniently displays CGM graphs and trend information with current insulin delivery activity together on the home screen to help make informed treatment decisions. Orders for the t:slim G4 Insulin Pump can be placed now with shipments expected to begin in October 2015. Read more

I Feel Like a CGM

My initials are JPA, not CGM.  Right?  But yet, more often than not, I feel like a continuous glucose monitor.  Like anyone who lives with or has a family member with type 1 diabetes – blood glucose numbers are a … Read more

The CGM makes life easier, but it’s no cure

Two weeks into Sacha’s use of the Dexcom continuous glucose monitor, and the excitement is over. Yes, the CGM is great. No, it didn’t make his type 1 diabetes go away. I suppose it’s like every new toy that you … Read more

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