Living With Type 1 Diabetes: I Hear You, But I’m Not You

I’ve had type 1 diabetes for nearly 14 years. I have fallen off the wagon a few times, battled diabulimia, survived numerous insulin shock comas and ketoacidosis episodes, and struggled with acceptance: I have my scars. Despite these mistakes, I’ve picked myself up countless times and have prevailed. I’ve persevered with a disease that doesn’t take vacations for even a minute, and I’ve come out

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Wearing Some of the First Insulin Pumps

By: BRENDA NEUGENT The progress on the diabetes front, or lack of it, is a source of serious frustration for David Thomas. Especially given the role he played in the design and implementation of new technology. Thomas was diagnosed with viral-onset type 1 diabetes when he was three years old, and by the time he was 11, was testing the first generation of insulin pumps.

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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

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Insulin Pumps: Myths And Reality

I don’t come to praise insulin pumps, and I don’t come to bury them. Instead, I am here to tell the truth, from my experience. I’ve worn a pump for more than four years. In many ways, it’s been a fantastic experience. I’ve enjoyed a tighter level of control, and it’s made dosing more convenient. However, I’m not someone who evangelizes pumps at all costs.

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ACCU-CHEK Combo Insulin Pump Now Available in U.S.

Roche Diagnostics says that its ACCU-CHEK Combo insulin pump system is now available in the US market. The system uses Bluetooth wireless technology to allow a glucose meter/insulin pump combination exchange data. The wireless capability not only enables quick readings by users, it also allows for remote operation. It also features a “bolus advisor” to help users determine the proper amount of insulin. Other system

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Thanks to Technology, We Never Have to Be Alone

If you’ve had diabetes for a number of years, chances are that you remember when there was no Internet access and no diabetes online community.  You had no way to look up information online and no instant connection to millions of others around the world living with diabetes.  Unless you had a friend nearby with diabetes, there was no one to understand how you felt

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