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Ok we’ve had just about enough of this as we are sick and tired of seeing pictures of a patient pricking their finger to test their glucose. Seriously we all know that BGM is old outdated on its way-out technology being replaced by new state of the art way cool whiz bang CGM technology. Frankly these pictures are not just annoying they are insulting to every patient whose ever used...

The gloves have come off

Perhaps the most undervalued asset in diabetes devices besides a large established user base is a well-protected IP portfolio. Way back in the day Medtronic weaponized their portfolio basically forcing Smith’s Medical to take the Cozmo off the market. Recently Insulet purchased some patents from an old CGM company for both defensive and offensive purposes. And until yesterday Dexcom and Abbott have peacefully co-existed on the IP front. Well the gloves...

Did we learn anything?

Well it’s over and what if anything did we learn from ADA? Or perhaps we should ask the question differently did learn anything new or earth shattering? From our perspective the answer is one big NO. Just to review consider the following- 1. CGM is the most transformative diabetes technology to come along since the discovery of insulin. It’s becoming the standard for glucose measurement and is dramatically changing for the...

Knew this would happen

Today thank goodness is the last day of ADA as this year’s virtual conference came in pretty much as expected, boring. Hopefully next year we will gather in New Orleans and at least share some great gumbo. There was some news today that’s worthy of mentioning only because we just knew it wouldn’t make the insulin cost too much crowd happy. According to one post on CNBC: “Walmart said Tuesday it will...

A Rube Goldberg Machine

Before we get started this is one the rare posts that you can share without violating my copyright. Along with all the data on CGM, Insulin pumps and drugs coming from ADA we’ve also seen some interesting data on the economic impact of diabetes. Now just to be clear from the start we do not have a clue how this issue gets solved. Our healthcare system is one big, disjointed...

Captain Obvious

With the ADA in full swing, virtually anyway, some key trends have emerged. First and this should be obvious by now CGM is the most transformative diabetes device ever. Second GLP-1 therapy continues to prove why usage is expanding. Both facts should be obvious to anyone whose been following diabetes devices and therapies but when ADA rolls around they are always reinforced with new data. Now you wouldn’t think there is...

If it’s Wednesday …..

Wednesday aren’t just Prince Spaghetti Day’s (and if you don’t remember that look it up on Google) they are also The Wacky World of Diabetes podcast days. Today’s guest is Erik Huneker CEO of Diabeloop. While we recorded this a while back it’s still very relevant as we head into ADA, well virtually anyway. Next week we’re welcoming a good and longtime friend to the broadcast with Amy Tenderich founder of...