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Technological innovations to improve the life of people living with diabetes, including insulin pumps, CGM sensors, nanotechnology.

Latest issue: A report on JDRF’s Input Fusion diabetes technology conference

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Apologies for a late update on this, we’re revamping the main www.desang.net news website and are in what gets referred to as ‘development hell’ with things dragging on a bit. Will be worth it in the end! So news on the site read more »

Nothing beats a blood test (part 3)

Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Blood glucose monitoring is still a multiple daily event for most of us. Here are some tools from some of the bigger players Abbott and Roche, as well as newcomer Trividia Health. There’s also news from Ascensia about a study of Type read more »

Nothing Beats a Blood Test (part 2)

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Is blood glucose monitoring still relevant? It seems to me that it very much is. As mentioned previously, not everyone yet has access to glucose monitoring sensors, so there are plenty of reasons to blood test. By Sue Marshall As well as whatever read more »

Abbott and Sanofi to integrate diabetes technologies

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Abbott and Sanofi are partnering to integrate glucose sensing and insulin delivery technologies that would help to further simplify how people with diabetes manage their condition. The companies are taking an innovative approach to connected care by developing tools that combine Abbott’s read more »

Diabetes kit that’s coming soon: microneedle continuous glucose monitoring (CGM

Friday, July 12th, 2019 | 0 Comments
‘Microneedle continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)’ is a concept that is being worked on at Imperial College London. Sue Marshall talked to Dr Monika Reddy about the project and how it’s different from other CGM solutions. Dr Monika Reddy, Imperial College London At Imperial College read more »

Get your insulin pen connected

Monday, June 24th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Connected insulin pens, and pen caps that track doses are all the rage these days. Novo Nordisk’s main product has always been insulin, but it also came out with the novel idea of an ‘insulin pen’ back in 1985. The NovoPen was a read more »

TOUCHCARE Sensor by Medtrum

Monday, March 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Medtrum supplies both an insulin patch pump and a CGM sensor for people with diabetes who might need one or the other, or both. The A6 Touchcare system comes complete with apps as well as a comprehensive website that carries tutorial videos on read more »

We declare this the Year of the Sensor

Friday, March 15th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Diabetes healthcare is being boosted by greater access to and understanding of what these little bits of wearable wellness can do for users. When we published a feature, A Sensor Adventure, in the summer of 2017, there really weren’t that many about, they read more »

Insulin pump insurance

Monday, August 13th, 2018 | 0 Comments
With effect from 1 June 2018 Insulin Pump Insurance administered by Burnett and Associates introduced 24-hour contact centre support for both claims and service. The claims process has also been refreshed to be fully completed over the telephone to make it easier. read more »

Smart prevention of hypos

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Protomer Technologies has taken the top prize in this year’s 2 Diabetes Innovation Challenge, worth $150k in the competition run by American-based T1D Exchange. The Challenge is a world-wide competition run by T1D Exchange to identify, nurture and fast-track innovative scientific and read more »
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