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This obsession has gone too far

Recently we’ve received numerous inquiries regarding the Dexcom / Abbott legal battle. In almost every case it starts out like this – “Hey Dave have you heard Abbott is winning?” Or something like this “Hey Dave it looks like Abbott is going to clean Dexcom’s clock”. Since we hate fake new, and misinformation allow us to set a few FACTS straight. 1. No one is winning, that is expect the lawyers...

Happy 91 Momma Kliff

Today Momma Kliff turns 91 years young. It’s pretty amazing that for a woman who didn’t have diabetes how much impact she has had in our wacky world. Anyone who has been reading Diabetic Investor knows that Mom doesn’t mince words and isn’t afraid to offer a straightforward honest opinion. As Mom used to say I am not here to be liked I’m here to be a good mother and...

And this means what?

Without question diabetes is one of the more data intensive disease states. In the old days before the advent and adoption of CGM technology the goal was get patients to test their glucose three to five times per day. Since none of these devices were connected to a way cool whiz bang app the patient was expected to write down yes write down each reading in a logbook. Logbooks began...

Tandem or Medtronic

Momma Kliff used to love a sale and would go out of her way to save even a few pennies. Sunday was a big day for mom as that’s when she’d coupon hunt priming herself for the next batch of bargains. She’d always say why pay full price when if you wait long enough you can buy what you want for cheaper. Now if Mom were bargain hunting in MedTech...

One last fight?

At the end of his career the greatest of all time Muhammad Ali was a shell of his former boxing greatness. This flamboyant world champion widely popular across the global showed that age catches up to everyone even someone with oversized talent. Although many would say that age is not catching up with another GOAT Tom Brady who seems as ageless as he does talented. Best anyone can tell Mr....

Yep it’s Friday

Listen everyone knows that we don’t hold the management team at Medtronic in high regard. This group of keystone cops can’t get out of their own way and are intent on destroying what little value is left in their diabetes unit. This is why we got a good belly laugh when we saw this headline - “Analysts ask: Can Medtronic leaders execute?” Now it’s also not a surprise that we don’t...

And so, it goes

When it comes to milestones in our wacky world there are some that matter and some that are make a great press release. Today Tandem issued a press release noting that 1 million boluses have been delivered using the mobile bolus feature. While this sounds very impressive it’s really much to do about nothing. Given their installed user base one could argue that this number is actually on the low...