Bennet Dunlap's Columns

November 2014 - FDA Approves New CGM Software
Enhanced software will provide more accurate CGM readings

October 2014 - Stem Cell Technology Advancing to Change Diabetes Care
Keeping track of the big picture

August 2014 - Innovating Diabetic Data
3 open-source technologies you should know about

June 2014  When Diabetes News and Life Collide
Technology improvements slow to make a difference

May 2014 — When Did I Take Insulin?
Tracking insulin injections decreases risk of lows

April 2014 — Decision on Inhalable Insulin Set for Summer
New version would treat types 1 and 2

February 2014 — Spare a Rose, Save a Child
This Valentine's Day, give the gift of insulin

January 2014 — Moving to Better Meter Accuracy
Understanding the standards then and now

June 2013 — Patch Pumps Primer
Insulin delivery options now and later for type 2 diabetes

May 2013 — Hormone Discovered that Promotes Insulin Production
May lead to treatments for people with diabetes

April 2013 — Invokana: A New Option for Type 2
SGLT-2s lower blood glucose, add risk of urinary infections

Last Modified Date: December 01, 2014

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