Finding Health Information on the Internet

Do you realize that when you are looking for health information on the Internet, you are searching through 124 million Web sites? Given the sheer volume of health information online, how do you find the specific information you need? And once you find it, how do you determine whether the source of the information is reliable?

Virtual Diabetes Management

The amount of diabetes-related software has exploded in the past few years, fueled in part by the proliferation of applications for mobile phones. This article describes a range of programs for different devices and platforms, varying in their purposes and capabilities…

Diabetes Blogs

Blog. It sounds like something you would say when you are feeling under the weather (“I’m feeling so blog today…”), but it is actually short for Web log, a regularly updated online journal. Blogs were originally used by people who…

Tools of the Trade 2012

This year was a busy one for the diabetes market; many more new tools and medicines won FDA approval in 2012 than in recent years…

Tools of the Trade 2011

Some of the biggest changes in the diabetes market in 2011 had to do with medicines – several long-awaited new drugs gained FDA approval, and important labeling changes were made to some diabetes drugs already on the market. In addition, new devices were introduced to make handling needles easier, improve blood glucose control, and provide more options to help people manage their diabetes…

Choosing a Hearing Aid

I came to loathe the first pair of hearing aids I ever tried over five years ago. The audiologist took great delight in explaining all of the fancy electronics inside them, but I didn’t find them very impressive in the real world. ..

New Tools 2010

Despite the economic downturn, diabetes research and development continued in 2010, although fewer new drugs and products came on the market than in recent years…

New Tools 2009

All year long, research and development teams work to top themselves, coming up with new ways to empower people to better control their diabetes. More than a few notable products came out of this year’s efforts – including some new drugs and devices, as well as improvements on existing ones. Several devices were aimed at making insulin injections easier and less painful, an array of new meters offered specific features for a variety of special needs, and a new insulin pump manufacturer joined the marketplace while another exited…

Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Making Sense of Your Numbers

A1c. HDL. LDL. Fasting blood glucose levels. Postprandial blood glucose levels. Grams of carbohydrate. Insulin-to-carbohydrate ratios. Correction factors.

Ever feel like you”re drowning in numbers? Diabetes care is chock full of numerical data…

New Tools 2008

The management of diabetes requires a certain amount of paraphernalia: A meter, lancing device, lancets, and test strips, for a start, and some people use many more devices and supplies than just these. Each year, product manufacturers work on developing…