Wednesday, July 27, 2016

95 Years Ago Today

95 years ago today (July, 1921) doctors Banting and Best discovered insulin. What a marvelous discovery that was!!

Closed Loop Systems

There are several closed loop systems being developed. When they become available, we would have three options: insulin only to prevent high BG, glucagon only to prevent low blood sugar, and a combination of both (Bionic Pancreas aka the Islet). Human trials have been successful with several of the systems, and at least one of them is expected to have FDA premarket approval this summer.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

FDA Approves Dexcom for Bolusing

An FDA advisory panel approves using Dexcom numbers for blousing. It is hoped that this will lead to Medicare approval of Dexcom CGMs. Seniors need Medicare to cover expenses. I know I certainly do.

Friday, July 22, 2016

A New Product...Elovate

I have been trying a new product to help when I have low
blood sugar. It is called Elovate 15. A 6 packet box of cherry flavored powder, which dissolves very fast in your mouth. The pics below show how it helped me with a low of 57 on Tuesday. In 17 minutes My BG was raised to 74, and in another 17 minutes to 101. That is about the same as with glucose tabs, but I like Elovate much better. I do not like the hard crunchy texture and the aftertaste of glucose tabs. The taste of Elovate is great.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Diabetes Innovator of the Year

Ed DamIano has a T1 son, and he has developed the iLet Bionic Pancreas. I heard Ed give a very wonderful and dynamic speech at the FFL conference in 2015. He was given a standing ovation , and it was well deserved!