“To have something that cushions the needle part and make it not that big a deal, when everything else associated with the diagnosis is so huge and overwhelming…I truly see that as a big win.”
Dr. Ann Baxter, inventor of Buzzy®
Every Type 1 and many Type 2s who use insulin know that hypoglycemia is an ever-present threat. Here’s a fast, easy, and portable solution to the problem.
Faster bolus insulin absorption is the goal of InsuPatch and InsuPad, each of which uses heat applied to the infusion or injection area. It’s an “old tech” approach to insulin therapy (does anyone remember hot water bottles?) designed to shorten time to peak, reduce insulin use, and cut down on hypoglycemic events.
A 1.5 MM needle about the thickness of a human hair is being tested by BD. There’s no need to fear injections if you can’t even feel them.
Omada Health Creates an Effective Diabetes Prevention Program
Tartoosâ„¢ takes injection site management in a new direction by making it possible for people with diabetes, or the parents of children with diabetes, to “tattoo” the abdomen and other injection areas with small, easily-removed, images that are spaced one inch apart.
Whatever excuse any of us has for being too heavy, out of shape, or both, it isn’t because we can’ buy affordable technology that will shower us with data and show us the way. Includes INTV Video.
Want a solution to our obesity problem? It’s probably on, or connected to, your Smartphone.
From cool meter to cool sensor: the creators of Sanofi’s iBGStar tackle their next challenge, making wearable sensors into a fashion statement.
Timesulin is a unique OTC product that replaces the original cap that your insulin pen was issued with. Timesulin shows the time that has passed since your last injection to help avoid accidental missed or double doses of insulin.
Pen delivery of insulin is the norm outside of the US and Timesulin has been quickly adopted around the globe with distributors in over 40 countries, less than one year since the commercial launch of the product to users in Europe.
Hanna and Aaron created Jerry the Bear to be an interactive teaching toy for children with diabetes. Jerry has a backpack that contains food, a BG meter and insulin pen that are used to help children learn to take care of themselves by taking care of Jerry. Children love Jerry. They can pull his ears to hear stories, and give him food, learn about counting cars, and give Jerry insulin. Its like training wheels for children to learn how to tak responsibility for the diabetes care rather than relying on their parents. Jerry the Bear is also great for ‘Show and Tell’ in classrooms about their classmates with diabetes. Jerry is friendly and comforting. Jerry will be available in Spring of 2013 — Go to www.jerrythebear.com to order. The company, Sproutel, also plans to create toys for asthma and childhood
An Ontario mom Amy Ermel and her daughter Emma have never met Rebecca Sypin and Jane Bingham, but they hope following in their footsteps will convince toy giant Mattel, makers of Barbie and Ken, to create a suite of dolls with diabetes. The Ermel’s Facebook page, Diabetic Barbie, launched in February and as of mid-May had accumulated almost 6,000 “likes.” Sypin and Bingham’s Facebook page, “Bald and Beautiful Barbie: Let’s See If We Can Get It Made,” has garnered more than 159,000 “likes” since Christmas, 2011, the vast majority after CBS News broadcast their story about a Barbie doll with cancer in early January 2012.
A huggable, interactive, diabetes teaching tool for kids
Even though physically separated, a ffriendship forged at diabetes camp helps two college girls s cope with diabetes.
Dexcom, Sanofi, OneTouch, Medtronic and TelCare spokespeople fill you in on their latest and greatest technology.