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Dexcom server outage rocks Type 1 diabetes community

Many users are outraged over what they say is inadequate communication by the company, which is using Facebook as a primary way to update patients. The company’s Twitter account is not active. Carrie Diulus, an orthopaedic spine surgeon and Type 1 diabetic who uses a Dexcom device, told MedTech Dive in an interview Dexcom’s communication to parents […]

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Glucose monitoring technology ‘life or death’ for type 1 diabetes

Like every other kid nowadays, Ava Everson loves her gadgets. But not for their entertainment value. To the eight-year-old Niagara Falls girl, the gadgets she wears and holds can be life-saving technology. Ava has type 1 diabetes, a chronic, dangerous disease that can cause wild swings in blood glucose levels that require constant vigilance for […]

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CGM, Not Insulin Pump, ‘Is What Makes Difference’ in Type 1 Diabetes

BARCELONA — Use of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) can help improve blood glucose control in people with type 1 diabetes whether they use an insulin pump or multiple daily injections (MDI) of insulin, new research suggests. Three-year data from the Comparison of Different Treatment Modalities for Type 1 Diabetes Including Sensor-Augmented Insulin Regimens (COMISAIR) […]

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Over One-Third T1D Patients Bail on Closed-Loop System

NEW ORLEANS — Almost 40% of diabetes patients who used a hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system to improve glucose control quit the system within a few months, researchers reported here. In a real-world, observational study of 93 pediatric and young adults patients with type 1 diabetes from a single clinic, 38% (n=35) discontinued use of […]