Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Scott Coulter

Bionic, Man…

So I was scouring articles online, searching for a topic to write about. I stumbled on a few articles outlining testing on the development of an “artificial pancreas” — a system that could monitor blood glucose, compute insulin, release said insulin, and continuously balance itself. A bionic implant!

Diane Fennell

Insulin Pump Cartridge Recall

On January 20, 2014, Tandem Diabetes Care expanded a voluntary recall of insulin cartridges used with its t:slim insulin pump to include additional lot numbers…

Diane Fennell

Potential A1C Test Alternative; Glucose Meter Recall

Researchers have discovered two possible substitutes for the A1C test in certain populations; plus, two types of glucose meter have been voluntarily recalled by their manufacturer…

Diane Fennell

FDA Approves First-Generation Artificial Pancreas System

On September 27, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the MiniMed 530G with Enlite, a first-generation artificial pancreas system that automatically shuts off insulin delivery when blood glucose levels drop too low…

David Spero

Why Do Test Strips Cost So Much?

Have you looked at test strip prices and thought, “These should be made of gold?”

Diane Fennell

Insulin Infusion Set Recall

On July 7, 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reclassified Medtronic’s voluntary June recall of Medtronic Minimed Paradigm infusion sets as a class I recall…

Web Team

FDA Patient Network Makes Its Debut

Diane Fennell

Partially Disposable Insulin Pump Hits the Market

Web Team

Diabetes Ideas Challenge

Diane Fennell

Another Blood Glucose Meter Recalled

Diane Fennell

Insulin Pump Recall

Diane Fennell

Blood Glucose Meter Recall

Scott Coulter

Progress

Diane Fennell

New OmniPod Tubeless Insulin Pump Approved

Jan Chait

Endocrinology Visits Can Have Their Highs and Lows

Diane Fennell

Airport Scans Can Cause Diabetes Device Malfunctions

Jan Chait

Surgery Is Over, But What Did Life Hand Me?

Jan Chait

The Things I’ll Do to Get Out of Washing Dishes

Diane Fennell

Dexcom G4 Platinum CGM Approved

Maryam Elarbi

ADA: “Undercover” Product Scout

Diane Fennell

Headlines From the ADA Scientific Sessions

Jan Chait

There’s a New Pump on the Horizon

Diane Fennell

Glucose Meter for iPhone and iPod touch Now Available

Diane Fennell

Development of Artificial Pancreas Reaches Milestones

Web Team

A Whimsical Look at Lancets

Diane Fennell

Meter Recalled; New Diabetes Medicine Approved

Jan Chait

You’re Fired!

Diane Fennell

High Glucose and Colorectal Cancer; Free Nova Max Meter

Diane Fennell

Innovative Insulin Pump Approved; Avandia Restricted to Mail-Order

Eric Lagergren

Apps, Interviews, and Panels

Eric Lagergren

Lost It

Jan Chait

New CGM Brings Old “Factors” Back Into Play

David Spero

Is Continuous Glucose Monitoring Worth It?

Eric Lagergren

Spread the Fear

Diane Fennell

Strip Recall; Spices Reduce Negative Effects of High-Fat Meals

Jan Chait

I Have a New Pump! (Sorta)

Eric Lagergren

Pump Assessment Continues

Eric Lagergren

And More Pump Adjustment

Eric Lagergren

First Week With New Pump

Eric Lagergren

Insulin Pump Transition Musing

Diane Fennell

Infusion Set Recall; Nicotine’s Bad Effect on A1C

Web Team

What We’re Reading: DiabetesMine Design Challenge

Diane Fennell

FDA Approves New Type of Insulin Delivery Device

Diane Fennell

AACE Issues Recommendations on CGM and Insulin Pump Use

Eric Lagergren

The Second Same Insulin Pump Replacement

Diane Fennell

New Class of Insulin Delivery Device Approved for Use with Humalog, NovoLog

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Pool Time With the Pump

Diane Fennell

Combined Insulin Pump and Glucose Monitoring System Approved

Eric Lagergren

Infusion Site Application Adhesion Process Improvement

David Spero

Mixed Feelings on Tech

Diane Fennell

Syringe Recall; Depression Raises Severe Complications Risk

Eric Lagergren

Adhere to Me

Diane Fennell

Syringe Recall; Mediterranean Diet May Delay Need for Drugs

Diane Fennell

Product Discontinuations

Eric Lagergren

When Good Insulin Pumps Go Bad (Part 3)

Eric Lagergren

When Good Insulin Pumps Go Bad (Part 2)

Eric Lagergren

When Good Insulin Pumps Go Bad (Part 1)

Diane Fennell

Infusion Set Recall

Eric Lagergren

Diabetes and iPhone: Another App Article?

Jan Chait

Finally! A Stress-Free Weekend

Eric Lagergren

Product Review: WaveSense Jazz Blood Glucose Meter

Eric Lagergren

Priming the (Insulin) Pump

Jan Chait

Freedom at the End of a Leash

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