Kelly Close's Columns

March 2015 — Two New LDL Cholesterol Drugs May Have Big Impact on Heart Disease

March 2015 — JAMA Paper Breaks Down Medical Research Funding in the US

February 2015 - Bigfoot Biomedical Sets its Sights on Simplifying Type 1 Diabetes Management
An interview with the Bigfoot Biomedical team

March 2014 — The LifeScan OneTouch Verio Sync
The Magic of Wireless Blood Glucose Data to Your iPhone/iPod/iPad

March 2014 — Top 10 Things I Wish My Parents Knew When I Was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

March 2014 — Dr Ed Damiano Presents Next Set of Bionic Pancreas Study Results at ATTD

March 2014 — Top 10 Tips for People Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes

March 2014 - An Open Letter to the Diabetes Online Community: How You Can Help Prevent Type 1 Diabetes By Supporting Clinical Trials
Please Help Find More People to Test Teplizumab

July 2013 - The American Diabetes Association 73rd Scientific Sessions: Type 2 Diabetes Therapies
A whole new approach to treating type 2 diabetes at diagnosis.

July 2013 - The American Diabetes Association 73rd Scientific Sessions: Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 drugs for type 1 diabetes show lots of promise at ADA.

July 2013 - Healthcare Innovation Leader, Dr. Jack Lord Provides an Insurer's Perspective
All the hard questions on healthcare coverage and reimbursement.

June 2013 - The Annual Congress of the AACE and the European Congress on Obesity 2013
Downloading data, CGMs and insurance coverage, and how the Mediterranean diet is good for your heart.

June 2013 - The Bionic Pancreas
Kelly's transformative experience wearing an artificial pancreas for five days.

May 2013 - An Update on Perspectives on Type 1 Diabetes Cures
Highlights from the Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium

May 2013 - Workshop Innovation Towards an Artificial Pancreas
The 5 key takeways from the meeting.

April 2013 - Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) 2013
A report on the most exciting developments in diabetes technology.

April 2013 - The Partnership for a Healthier America's Building a Healthier Future Summit 2013
Michelle Obama's call to lead healthier lives and end childhood obesity.

February/March 2013 - The Evolving Field of Metabolic Surgery
Weight expert Dr. David Cummings discusses why bariatric surgery goes far beyond weight loss for type 2 diabetes.

February/March 2013 - Insulet's Second-Generation Omnipod
Learn about the smaller, thinner, and lighter pod

February/March 2013 - A Focus on Diabetes Technology for Families
The latest on using technology in your daily life.

January 2013 - JDRF Holds T1D & Me Symposium
Conferences answers patients' questions about pumps, sensors, and diabetes management.

January 2013 - An Interview wtih Dr. Sanjay Kaul
The FDA Advisory Committee member reveals what lies ahead for Invokana and SGLT-2 inhibitors

September 2012 - A Review of Tandem's t:slim
Touchscreen meets insulin pump.

September 2012 - An Interview with Jeff Hyman
Retrofit CEO explains what makes data-driven weight loss so effective.

August 2012 - An Interview with Dr. Anne Peters
Individualizing therapy, the newest drugs and devices, and what she thinks a cure for type 1 diabetes will look like.

August 2012 - The 2012 International Children with Diabetes Conference — Friends for Life
Gary Scheiner offers tips for managing hypoglycemia and combating after-meal highs.

July 2012 - An Interview with Dr. Arya Sharma
The importance of weight management and long-term treatment of obesity.

June 2012 - American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions
The latest on the artificial pancreas, faster insulins, and the results of the ORIGIN trial.

May 2012 - A Review of Sanofi's iBGStar
Blood glucose monitoring meets the iPhone/iPod touch.

March 2012 - The Newest in Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices
A review of LifeScan's OneTouch Verio IQ, Telcare, and Abbott's FreeStyle InsuLinx.

February 2012 - Artificial Pancreas Trial Updates Presented
ATTD 2012 conference also talks new T1D exchange.

February 2012 - Avoiding Complications of Diabetes
The pancreas is not always to blame.

January 2012 - International Diabetes Federation 21st World Diabetes Congress
More drugs, policy best way to cure type 2?

January 2012 - Bringing an Artificial Pancreas to Market
FDA study proposed, open for public comments.

Kelly Close's Archived Columns

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2015

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