Sentry Alerts Dangerous Nighttime Lows

Recently in Texas, a middle school student with type 1 diabetes went to sleep one night and never woke up after experiencing a fatal hypoglycemic event during the night. “It was a tragedy that could have been avoided if she’d been wearing a Diabetes Sentry device,” said company CEO Timothy Hayes, who has been working for more than a decade to bring the former Sleep

Read more

JDRF Changes Name and Logo

New York, NY-Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has changed its name, and introduced a refreshed logo and a new tag line, to better reflect the organization’s work, which remains treating, preventing, and eventually curing, type 1 diabetes. The organization now goes simply by the name “JDRF.” It removed the word “juvenile” from its name for two reasons: First, the disease is now known as type 1

Read more

JDRF Says FDA Threatens Artificial Pancreas Technology

Will the federal government kill the artificial pancreas? The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is raising the alarm over FDA guidelines that could stifle the technology necessary for the development of an artificial pancreas. At issue is Low Glucose Suspend (LGS) technology, which uses blood sugar data to temporarily switch off an insulin pump when a user’s blood sugar is heading south. It’s an important

Read more

Type 1 Diabetes: Products Help Kids Cope With Diabetes

It can be difficult coping with diabetes, especially if you’re a child. Luckily, there are educational toys and other products that help children conquer some of the mountains that diabetes can create. Here are a few that you may want to look into. Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers, a book by Jean Betschart, CRNP, CDE, a pediatric nurse practitioner and diabetes educator at

Read more