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Chris Stocker was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in April of 2004 when he was admitted into the ER with a blood glucose of 858. Since diagnosis, Chris has gone on to write The Life of a Diabetic, a blog about living with type 1 diabetes. Chris is an insulin pump and CGM user and a lover of diabetes technology. Chris is also President, CEO of an online marketing company that he started in 2009.
Pharmaceutical company Merck and its partners are introducing a new nanotechnology that could minimize the need to check insulin levels and conduct daily injections. They call it Smart Insulin, and it is making waves in biotechnology and Diabetes research.
In a revolutionary movement, the FDA has given 510(k) approval on Abbott's HbA1C test which is expected to help millions of Americans with Type 1 or 2 diabetes or those at risk.
Abbott's ARCHITECT Clinical Chemistry Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) test is a dramatic shift in diabetes diagno
An advisory committee for the Federal Drug Administration recommended approval on a revolutionary product: inhaled insulin. This decision was agreed on 13-1, with only one member claiming that the side effects outweigh the benefits. If followed through, this product, named Afrezza, would allow th
A new advancement in injection therapy has become available in the US. Medtronic's i-port Advance® allows for comfort and stability for people with diabetes who take multiple injections each day. This state-of-the-art invention makes it possible for insulin to be inserted directly into the subcu
For those of us who are insulin dependent, forgetting to take it could have disastrous consequences. A recent study conducted in the diabetes community found that one in three volunteers either skip insulin doses, fail to take it on occasion and forget on average about three times in a given mont
Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life. (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes. (Read More)