This week the FDA is informing patients, health care providers and manufacturers about a set of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, referred to as “SweynTooth,” that – if exploited – may introduce risks for certain medical devices as for insulin pumps and insulin pens. SweynTooth affects the wireless communication technology known as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).  More information

 

Tool: Who Should Use Face Masks and Why? 

The Coronavirus is especially dangerous for patients with diabetes.  It is important for medical professionals and patients know what kind of face mask to use and how to use them effectively.  Please see the attached handout from the CDC for your staff and your patients. 

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