It is a common practice for adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to receive an offer for a free blood-glucose meter from manufacturers; however, satisfaction is significantly higher among meter users who are offered a choice from a selection of at least three free meter models than among those who are not offered a choice.
Almost 70% of adults with Type 1 diabetes never use their blood glucose self-monitoring devices or insulin pumps to download historical data about their blood sugar levels and insulin doses — information that likely would help them manage their disease better.
More evidence may be needed to support research that implied that atmospheric pressure during airplane travel could influence the effectiveness of insulin pump devices, according to an editorial published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.
Patients with Type 1 diabetes using an insulin product made by Eli Lilly can store it in their pumps for longer periods of time, while children using it have additional options, thanks to a labeling change approved Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration.
A company that develops insulin-pump technology without tubing, such as the OmniPod insulin management system, has acquired a durable medical equipment distributor that specializes in direct-to-consumer sales of diabetes supplies.
A study published online in the journal Diabetes Care, and slated for the April print issue, suggested that counting carbohydrates could lead to an improvement in quality of life and a reduction in body mass index and waist circumference in patients with Type 1 diabetes who receive continuous subcutaneous insulin infusions.