For 20 years, we at Diabetes in Control have attended the ADA Scientific Sessions. Each year there are great research presentations and these always include two topics: the artificial pancreas and the cure for type 1 diabetes. Most of the time what was the latest and greatest the previous year is no longer even around. This time we were impressed by what is going on with the Bionic Pancreas. We had a chance to sit down with Firas El-Khatib, PhD, to talk about the first bionic pancreas that our publisher, Steve Freed, feels could actually work for patients. You will want to see first hand what he found out in our Exclusive Interview.
This week our Homerun Slides may give you some ideas of how to use type 2 typical medications with you insulin patients, and our Disaster Averted looks at what can happen when insulin-using patients move away from the basics over time. Diabetic neuropathy is often thought of as an old patients’ disease because it takes so long to develop. But you would be amazed at the number of type 1 adolescents who have already developed neuropathy, and this week our Clinical Text addresses this problem for you.