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My Diabetes Kit, by playwrite and actress Jade Byrne

Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Actress Jade Byrne is taking a play on tour, Pricks, which she has written about her life with diabetes. Getting straight to the point, the theatrical performance is called Pricks. Sharply observed, here she explains how she came up with the idea.  In read more »

Sweet Success

Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 0 Comments
We interviewed Kendra Leighton in the previous issue, who not only wears an Omnipod insulin pump ‘pod’, but it transpired that she also makes a living working with cocoa pods! Described on her website as a ‘voracious reader and chocolatier,’ Kendra Leighton is read more »

Novo Nordisk’s Fiasp for use in Insulet’s Omnipod

Monday, October 15th, 2018 | 0 Comments
In a report by Sarah Faulkner for Drug Delivery Business, Insulet has announced that its Omnipod insulin management system is available in Europe for use with Novo Nordisk’s Fiasp (fast-acting insulin aspart). This insulin enters the user’s bloodstream two times faster than read more »

Closed loop, artificial pancreases — what are they, what do they do, who is developing them?

Friday, May 19th, 2017 | 0 Comments
In this article I  look at some of the clinical trials being undertaken in what is being refer to as a ‘bionic’ or ‘artificial’ pancreas (AP), also known as close-loop insulin delivery. It is an overview and therefore not entirely comprehensive. As read more »

FDA approves new Omnipod insulin pump model in USA

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 | 0 Comments
BEDFORD, MA–(Marketwire – Dec 14, 2012) –  Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology, today announced that the Company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the next-generation OmniPod® Insulin Management System. The read more »

Pure thoughts

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 | 0 Comments
This nice, white machine from Swiss-based company Ypsomed is the Pura meter. With no coding required, the meter switches on automatically when a new test strip is clicked into position – and for a change, you put this in sideways. The large read more »

MyLife OmniPod insulin pump

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 | 0 Comments
The MyLife OmniPod is a patch pump – meaning it is ‘tubeless’. It uses a handheld device and an on-the-body ‘pod’ which is where the insulin is stored and delivered. The pod is controlled by the handheld device by remote control. Pods read more »