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Medical Devices for Diabetes Management: The following articles answer key questions about the use and application of medical devices for diabetes patient care including:
– What do they do and how?
– What medical device options are available for diabetes management?
– When should a medical device be considered?

Beta Bionics Reaches a Milestone

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Recently Beta Bionics, the makers of the iLet artificial pancreas, reached a significant milestone: raising $1 million through online public fundraising. It is no longer a question of if an artificial pancreas will exist, but of when it will become commercially available. With every major insulin pump company working in this area, along with many startups, patients will not just have one system, but several they can chose from.

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The AspireAssist ®

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A new weight loss device, AspireAssist, offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are fully digested. The AspireAssist® system consists of a thin tube implanted in the stomach, connecting to an outside port on the skin of the belly.

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

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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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