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July 2011

RPI Hopes to Create a Vital Artificial Pancreas Component

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York is working on a new approach to blood sugar monitoring that could open the door to an artificial pancreas. The plan is to develop an automated monitoring system so sophisticated that it can take into account the often great differences in blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity among people with type 1 diabetes.

comments 4 comments - Posted Jul 9, 2011

June 2011

Telemed Service Integrates Physician-Pharmacy-Patient Interactions

The makers of "PhoneMyDoctor," a new telemedicine service, say it offers the ability integrate patient calls, doctor feedback, pharmacy ordering, and follow-up instructions into one documented record, using a medical practice's existing telephone equipment.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 7, 2011

May 2011

Medtronic Responds to "A Miracle Technology for Type 1s: Can It Be Saved?"

Recently, we published an article about the implantable pump "A Miracle Technology for Type 1s: Can It Be Saved?" Following the appearance of this article on the Diabetes Health website, over 100 readers commented, most of them expressing a heartfelt desire for access to this technology in the U.S.A. To read the original article click on link below:
A Miracle Technology for Type 1s: Can It Be Saved?

comments 35 comments - Posted May 5, 2011

April 2011

A Miracle Technology for Type 1s: Can It Be Saved?

What if there were a technology that could make people with type 1 diabetes feel absolutely wonderful, completely healthy, better than they ever realized was possible? And what if it were about to disappear? Well, there is such a technology, and it is in serious jeopardy. It's called the implantable insulin pump, currently made by Medtronic. This is the story of four people who have been using this device for 20 years, and their desperate crusade to keep it from disappearing forever.

comments 116 comments - Posted Apr 17, 2011

November 1992

Keep Your Children From Getting Diabetes: Dr. Nancy Bohannon Talks About Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Nancy Bohannon is actively involved in diabetes research and operates a full-time private practice in Internal Medicine, specializing in Diabetes and Endocrinology. Recently Dr. Bohannon spoke to Scott King via telephone from her office in San Francisco about current protocols available for predicting and preventing Type 1 diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1992

History Of Diabetes: From Raw Quinces and Gruel to Insulin

Nearly 5,000 years ago in India, the physician Susruta described a disease "brought on by gluttonous overindulgence in rice, flour, and sugar," in which urine is "like an elephant's in quantity."

comments 6 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1992

Cascade Medical Expands Role In Home Testing Market

We interviewed Cascade Medical after hearing that they had aligned themselves with Boston Advanced Technologies (B.A.T.). B.A.T. recently announced that they had received a grant form NASA to build the first non-invasive blood glucose testing device to go into space. We reached Richard E. Jones, Ph.D., president and CEO of Cascade Medical, at Cascade's headquarters in Eden Prarie, Minnesota.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1992

Company Gives 100% of Profits to Support Diabetes Research.

On June 1, 1992, the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland introduced their new and improved Instant Glucose. An advantage of purchasing their improved Instant Glucose is that 100% of the net profits go to support diabetes research.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1992

New Medical Jewelry Holds a Lot of Information

A new line of medical ID jewelry is currently being marketed that will allow easy access to the wearer's personal medical information. Inventor Audrey Eller has created a collection of lockets and bracelets that contain folded inserts disclosing medical information about the wearer. The folded insert can include information about personal physicians, allergies, special medications, blood types, and diabetes status.

comments 1 comment - Posted Nov 1, 1992

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