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Currently Browsing Category: Diabetes in the News
This category focuses on the latest diabetes news making headlines, specifically type 1 diabetes news. Read about the latest in treatment methods, research for a cure, and any other developments making the news that are worth mentioning. There will occassionaly be some type 1 news that we miss, so if you come across a diabetes headline not posted here, please Contact Us with the scoop.

Kycie Terry’s Type 1 Diabetes Fight and Death Heard by Many

On Saturday July 11, 2015, a post appeared on Facebook that shook the diabetes community and beyond. Five-year-old Kycie Terry, diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes less than six months ago, had passed away. It was the kind of news that you have to read twice and even a third time, hoping that somehow you’re misreading it. Back on January 30, Kycie had suffered severe brain damage after Type 1 diabetes... read more

Type 1 Diabetic Kris Freeman – Olympic Cross-Country Skier

At age 19, the very same year that Kris Freeman was asked to join the U.S. Ski Team, he received the news that he could have let alter his future as a skier.  He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  The year was 2000 and by then Freeman had already been on a lifelong trajectory to become an Olympic skier.  His parents, who were both cross-country skiers themselves, pulled Kris behind them in a sled... read more

Google’s Diabetes Contact Lens Tests Glucose Levels in Tears

Yesterday, my wife sent me an article about a contact lens that Google’s secret lab was working on. No, this lens doesn’t overlay a computer screen in your field of vision, nor does it provide a visual map of turn by turn directions as you walk down the street, pointing out the nearest coffee shop or ATM machine. No, this isn’t the next generation of Google Glass.  It’s... read more

C8 MediSensors Noninvasive CGM Approved for Sale in Europe

A little over a year ago I first wrote about C8 MediSensors HG1-c noninvasive continuous glucose monitor (nCGM).  This week I received word from the company that their device, which uses light to measure glucose in the interstitial fluid, has gained CE Mark Approval for sale in the European Union.  European customers can reserve C8 MediSensors Optical Glucose Monitor System via the company’s... read more

Diabetes Artificial Pancreas FDA Approval Plan Finally Outlined

After years of delays, it looks like the FDA is finally outlining a plan to make the artificial pancreas a reality for type 1 diabetics. Yesterday, the organization set forth design and testing recommendations that scientists and device manufacturers should follow in order to speed up the approval process. While safety is of the utmost importance, the FDA has clearly been slow moving in seeing the device... read more

C8 MediSensors Answers My Questions about the HG1-c Noninvasive CGM

After reading the company press release, researching their website, and writing my October 8th article about C8 MediSensors forthcoming noninvasive continuous glucose monitor (or nCGM), the HG1-c, there were still numerous questions about the device that remained unanswered.  I decided to contact Mr. Doug Raymond, the Vice President of Business Development and Customer Support for C8 MediSensors, Inc.,... read more

C8 MediSensors Noninvasive CGM is Welcome News for Type 1 Diabetics

Each year more than 30,000 Americans, half of them children, are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  They join the nearly three million Americans already suffering from the disease, who, like me, are faced with multiple daily finger pricks to test the amount of glucose in their blood.  In order to cover the period of time when we’re not pricking our fingers, many Type 1 diabetics use a continuous... read more

TSA Takes Pregnant Woman’s Insulin Vial at Denver Airport

As a type 1 diabetic who likes to travel, I’m aware of most of the various situations that can arise at airport security checkpoints.  So when my wife forwarded me a news story about a pregnant woman whose insulin was confiscated by the TSA at the Denver International Airport, I knew I had to share it.  You can find the whole story here at the Channel 7 Denver News web site. Apparently, the TSA... read more
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