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NCCIH presents “When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making”

What The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will welcome acclaimed authors Jerome Groopman, M.D. and Pamela Hartzband, M.D. as featured speakers for the sixth annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health Therapies. The husband-and-wife team will present When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making. Dr. […]

Manny Hernandez, Co

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.,May 5, 2015/PRNewswire/ Manny Hernandez, a non-profit leader and advocate for people with diabetes, has joined Livongo Health as Senior Vice President, Member Experience. In this role he will ensure that Livongo for Diabetes is a seamless, easy-to-use, and successful experience for members. Manny will also foster and enhance relationships with employers, industry […]

Tidepool Receives Platform Expansion and Matching Grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust BY HOWARD LOOK | : APRIL 27, 2015Were thrilled to announce that The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded a $900,000 grant to Tidepool to support continued development of the Tidepool Platform and Tidepool Uploader. All by itself, this is an incredibly generous and wonderful statement of support of Tidepools […]

Newt Gingrich: Double the N.I.H. Budget: NYT

In an op-ed piece in the New York Times the conservative former Speaker of the House calls for doubling the investment in NIH funding. ( In part he says: Unfortunately, since the end of the five-year effort that roughly doubled the N.I.H. budget by 2003, funding for the institutes has been flat. The N.I.H. budget […]

An Example of Diabetes Advocacy: Senate Finance Committee

Alyra Donisvitch, type 1 patient, testified about access to a pump as part of a hearing on medical device taxes. Her testimony is offered here example of clear, not overly emotionaltestimony of a patient with diabetes. If you want to watch see video 32:25 to 36:50 at A Fresh Look at the Impact of the […]

Amazing Afrezza – Non

DiabetesMine: I cant wait to get my next A1C test done (who says that?! but its true). I am now two-plus months into my use of new inhaled insulinAfrezza, and frankly Im blown away by how well it performs (ooh, pun!) Ive been hesitant to be too much of a cheerleader for Afrezza, because I […]

Tandem Diabetes Care Now Shipping t:slim® Insulin Pump with Updated Software

San Diego,April 20, 2015Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a medical device company and manufacturer of the t:slim and t:flex Insulin Pumps, today commenced shipments of t:slim Pumps featuring enhanced software.The updated software, based oncustomer and healthcare provider feedback,includes an expansion of the reverse correction function, the ability to enter a manual bolus directly in […]

Special Diabetes Program Passed by Senate

Washington, D.C., April 15, 2015 The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation last night for a two-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP)an initiative that accounts for roughly one-third of all Federally-funded type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in the United States. The decision comes on the heels of the strong bipartisan approval of the legislation […]

Medtronic teams with IBM’s Watson

ARMONK, NY and DUBLIN April 13, 2015IBM (NYSE:IBM) andMedtronic(NYSE: MDT) today announced that they will work together to combine powerful analytics and cognitive computing with diabetes medical devices and health data to develop a new generation of personalized diabetes management solutions. People using Medtronic diabetes solutions could benefit from new solutions developed in collaboration with […]