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And on it goes

Not like we needed any additional evidence that CGM has become the standard for glucose measurement but check this out “One Drop, a leader in precision health solutions for people living with chronic conditions, today announced Carrie Siragusa, CPA, as VP of Commercial Strategy. Formerly Head of Innovation and Diabetes Portfolio at Sanofi, Siragusa will be part of a team bringing a multi-analyte dermal sensor (biosensor) with continuous health sensing capabilities...

Fix it, sell it or pass it on

When a large company has a problem with a unit they basically have three choices. They can either fix it, sell it or make it someone else’s problem by passing it on. Our friends at Medtronic have attempted to fix the problems they themselves created for their diabetes unit. Since that has failed they are now taking steps to make the unit sellable. Step one in this process is taking...

Some easy listening for the weekend

We’re not sure who said it but the best laid plans of mice and men never had to deal with technology. Maybe it was Momma Kliff but whoever said it was 100% correct. We’ve been trying to keep with our Wednesday podcast schedule but due to technical issues this our 11th podcast is now finally ready to go. Today’s guest is none other than Jeff Dachis Founder and CEO of...

Nothing new here

There are times we sit back and wonder what all the fuss is about. We’ve been having these moments a lot lately especially in the digital/virtual health market. And not to get off track should we not come up with a new term that encompasses digital/virtual into one phrase perhaps maybe disease management with new technology or is that too old school. But things are pretty much playing out as...

A sign of things to come?

Before we get into business a little shameless self-promotion but self-promotion for some very worthy organizations. Some of you are aware of my past efforts at raising money while doing a triathlon. This year given I haven’t been able to race because of Covid I decided to do something a little different. First I am raising money for THREE charities – Beyond Type 1 – Homeless Veterans in San Diego...

The Rules

Ok we’re getting just a little irked at all these CGM, OmniPod and Tyler wannabes. So in an effort to separate the real from the imagined we have created some rules for these companies. See we get lots of inquiries from these start up toy companies most of whom that don’t stand an ice cubes chance in hell of ever becoming a commercially viable toy company. Yet each one has...

What matters, what doesn’t

When it comes to the toys in the toy chest there is no better conference than ATTD and while virtual this year once again the diabetes device world is going gaga this week. Dexcom revealed more details about the G7, Medtronic released more data on hybrid closed loop and Senseonics data on their longer term sensor. As valuable as this information may be the question is does it matter all...