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Fact: Downloading of Data From Our Apps, Meters and CGM’s is Great. But How Do We Use It?

According to Jenise Wong, MD, PhD, of the University of California San Francisco, who reported the results at an oral session at the joint meeting of the Endocrine Society and the International Congress on Endocrinology, “We need to really equip patients with better tools and education on how to use their data.” David Kliff responds: Now some would argue that this is why IDM is needed, as it not only collects and transmits data, but it provides for an easy interaction between the patient and their healthcare team; that it’s the healthcare team that’s doing all the data analytics; that all the patient needs to do is collect the data; and that this focus on data can actually make a patient tune out even when they are getting good advice. Here is a perfect example of what we are talking about. Read more

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Dr. Richard Bergman, Part 2 – Insulin Resistance Risk Factors

Diabetes in Control publisher Steve Freed and Dr. Richard Bergman discuss who is insulin resistant and the risk factors for insulin resistance. Dr. Richard Bergman is the founder and director of the Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. He introduced the use of engineering principles to understand the pathogenesis of diabetes. Dr. Bergman was awarded the Albert Renold Award at the American Diabetes Association's 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston for a career distinguished by outstanding achievements in the training and mentorship of diabetes research scientists, and in the facilitation of diabetes research.

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Dr. Larry Hirsch, Part 4: Infusion Set Comparison

Diabetes in Control publisher Steve Freed met with Dr. Larry Hirsch, Vice President of Global Medical Affairs for the Diabetes Care Business at BD at the 2015 ADA Sessions in Boston. In this final installment, Dr. Hirsch summarizes his ADA 2015 presentation, including a comparison of the BD infusion set to the current popular model, and images showing the fluid within infusion sets as captured by MRI and ultrasound.

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