(Spanish) This news report is quite old, however, it still has valuable information on how insulin pumps can help better control our diabetes. In this report they focus on a well known company called Medtronic. Medtronics is (if I’m not mistaken) the first to make a combo CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) with insulin pump. In the near future, you will start hearing technical terms such as “”Artificial Pancreas”. Artificial Pancreas is in essence two pieces of technology that will mimic your real pancreas, with very little interaction from the user. The two devices (both pump & CGM) will talk to each other, and sense your sugar levels and automatically give insulin when needed. Most likely, it won’t prevent finger sticks entirely, but at least you don’t have to make them as frequent.
Yes!!!!! We’ve made it through another year living with diabetes!! I hope all my visitors & members are doing well on this brand new year 2011. Boy, it will now take me awhile to remember to fill all my documents as 2011 instead of 10..
In this episode, I just wanted to simply say thank you, to all my supporters and admirers of my blog; and I promise to continue my work, and try to touch on issues that may, or may not be discussed in the diabetic communities.
I also talked about some of my goals for the future of DiabeticRadio. Many people like me are working very hard to share their diabetic experiences, in hopes that it can help others. Some of the things we write or talk about, professional get to charge hundreds and thousands of dollars for. Learn all you can from my uncensored look @ diabetes. Learn all you can by utilizing all resources at your disposal. How else will you be able to gauge your doctor’s ability to assist in your health concerns?
The first year hasn’t been easy, revealing parts of my life that are so personal to me, to the world. Yet, it is these very personal things that let people know they are not alone, they are not crazy, and yes it is possible to live a very healthy diabeic life, complication free, worry free, and without the unnecessary depriving of self.
Peace to all in the New Year!!!