Thankfully, many readers send me emails when they hear about something newsworthy/ different/ fun/ controversial/ or quirky in the world of diabetes. Thank you! And keep those tips coming, pahhhleeese, People.
Today, from the mailbag, three items that I simply had to share:
New OneTouch Delica Lancing Device
NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
State of the Union: It's Time to Cure Diabetes
President launching new precision medicine initiative to better treat, cure diseases like diabetes.
'Robotic Pancreas' Appears On American Idol
Carlos Santana's nephew Adam Lasher shows off Dexcom G4 during live performance.
This one's so new it doesn't even appear on the JNJ OneTouch website yet — but appears to available via DiabeticPromotions.
According to my reader tip: "At first glance, it seems like a second-generation of the OneTouch UltraMini lancing device with the depth selector placed at the back instead of mid-body... Lifescan may be trying to compete against all the other newer, more expensive lancing devices on the market with this new proprietary mini-lancet."
Considering the popularity of Roche's Accu-Chek Multiclix lancer, I'm willing to bet many patients would kill (figuratively speaking) for a product that's essentially a miniaturized version.
A Dress for Pumpers
A woman named Lindsay writes:
"As someone who has worn a pump for more than a decade, I have steadily watched the number of dresses I wear dwindle to near zero - there is just no where to put the pump in a dress... However, much to my delight there is now a dress available that accommodates a pump."
The lines of the dress and size of the pocket make it work, she explains, and she simply cuts a small hole in the pocket and feeds the pump tubing through it. Easy-peasy.
This is not new at all, having first appeared in the late 1930's, but just as intriguing today, IMHO. Apparently a certain Dr. Helen Megaw, (1907-2002) led a "Pattern Group" at the 1951 Festival of Britain, where diagrams of atomic structures were used as inspiration for wallpaper, curtains, laminates, carpets, dress fabrics, ties and crockery. This floral-looking motif was inspired by researcher Dorothy Hodgkin's contour map of insulin.
Poking around a bit, I also found this. Any PWDs out there currently redecorating? (besides me?)