Nazi Nightmare or Hypoglycemia?

I had a very scary night last night. It started out like most nights, nothing unusual.  I checked my blood sugar before eating dinner, it was 130,  I ate dinner, which included a nice portion of quinoa and some squash, … Read more

Medtronic to Release New iPro 2 CGM Monitor

Medtronic, Inc. announced the launch of iPro 2 Professional CGM, a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system used by physicians to help improve diabetes management, in 49 countries around the world. This simplified, yet more advanced fourth generation CGM system is valuable for detecting high and low glucose fluctuations that can lead to dangerous health complications. .. Read more

Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for Diabetes Management System

Medtronic, Inc. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the MiniMed Paradigm® REAL-Time Revel™ System, an integrated diabetes management system which combines insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and diabetes therapy management software… Read more

Sleeping With The Enemy

No, I’m not talking about diabetes itself. I’m talking about the sensor for my continuous glucometer (CGM). I don’t mean to imply too hostile of a relationship between me and my Abbott Freestyle Navigator — most of the time, I … Read more

European Artificial Pancreas On The Way

According to a JDRF press release, a consortium of academic and industrial partners has announced a collaboration called AP@home that aims to develop an artificial pancreas which would allow automated glucose control for people with insulin treated diabetes.
In the first phase of the AP@home project, currently available AP algorithms will be tested with CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) systems and insulin pumps… Read more

Insulin Pump Recalls — How Worried Should We Be?

Here’s something I don’t like: the idea that a piece of technology I rely on to keep me alive could somehow kill me. I’m speaking not of Toyotas, but of insulin pumps — according to this piece in the Wall … Read more

Diabetes in Paradise

To most people, eight days in Hawaii sounds like a dream.  And while I’m not a sit-on-the-beach kind of person at all — in fact, I hate both the sun and salt water — I am currently one of those … Read more

A Blast From The Past: Diabetes in 1999

This morning I was feeling inspired by the interview I did with JDRF’s Aaron Kowalski about the Artificial Pancreas Project,  so I did a little google searching about artificial pancreases.  I was looking for recent news, but instead I came across … Read more

The Artificial Pancreas

Today’s a big day for anyone with Type 1 diabetes: JDRF just announced a partnership with the Animas Corporation to develop what they’re calling a “First-Generation Automated System for Managing Type 1 Diabetes.” Translation? They’re trying to make the first-ever … Read more

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