Endocrine Today has compiled a list of recent news reports and interviews about diabetes technology.
Read about new device studies and approvals, trends in interconnectivity, advice for making technology available to more people with diabetes, and more.
As more children adopt diabetes technology, schools must share best practices
Children with diabetes and their families are seeing improved health outcomes and better quality of life as they adopt newer diabetes technologies. However, the schools in which these children spend a substantial portion of their day are often under-resourced and under-informed about technology.
NIH funding first artificial pancreas study in pregnant women
A consortium of four leading institutions has begun enrolling women with type 1 diabetes for the first of several clinical trials designed to test the safety and efficacy of a closed-loop insulin delivery system adapted for pregnancy, with the effort funded by a grant from the NIH.
FDA expedites new insulin pump technology with device approvals
The FDA signaled its support for customizable solutions for people with diabetes with two new device approvals designed to improve automated insulin delivery, suggesting that more personalized artificial pancreas systems may become reality sooner rather than later.
Medtronic receives FDA investigational approval for testing of longer-use insulin infusion set
The FDA approved a proposed trial of an insulin infusion set that can be worn for 7 days.
VIDEO: ‘Hacked,’ DIY devices ‘work better,’ present teaching opportunities
In this video exclusive, Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, owner and clinical director, and Jennifer C. Smith, RD, LD, CDE, director of lifestyle and nutrition services, both at Integrated Diabetes Services in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, speak with Endocrine Today Diabetes in Real Life columnist Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, FAADE, about how individuals with diabetes are taking more control of their devices through “hacking” and do-it-yourself measures.
Autoinjector bests emergency kit as glucagon dispenser during severe hypoglycemic events
An autoinjector proved simpler to use and more efficient at administering glucagon during simulated hypoglycemic episodes compared with a glucagon emergency kit.
Predictive low-glucose suspend system makes hypoglycemia less frequent
A cohort of individuals with diabetes who used a continuous glucose monitor with predictive low-glucose suspend insulin delivery technology spent less time with blood glucose below 70 mg/dL and experienced fewer hypoglycemic episodes than when they were not using the system.
AI system rivals human screeners for identifying diabetic retinopathy
An artificial intelligence screening device accurately identified potential cases of diabetic retinopathy.
Health disparities limit access to diabetes technology
Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, FAADE, talks with Diana L. Malkin-Washeim, PhD, MPH, RDN, CDE, who is director of the nutrition and diabetes program in the population health department at BronxCare Health System. The patients Malkin-Washeim works with have the highest poverty and diabetes rates in New York City.
Medtronic, Tidepool partner to launch Loop-supported, interoperable insulin pump
Medtronic and Tidepool announced a partnership to create an interoperable automated insulin pump system.