Kelly Close's Columns

May 2015 — Is the Inhaled-Insulin Afrezza the Real Deal?
An interview with type 1 and 2 patients

May 2015 — New FreeStyle Precision Neo Meter Focuses on Low Costs

April 2015 — Medtronic Makes Major Move to Focus on More than Pumps and CGMs

April 2015 — Medtronic to Use GlucoSitter Artificial Pancreas Software in Future Insulin Pumps

April 2015 — Google Secures Patent for Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens

April 2015 — COBA Conference Steers Forward in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
Highlights from the COBA Conference in San Francisco

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

Kelly Close's Archived Columns

Last Modified Date: May 07, 2015

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