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Before we get started our thoughts and prayers go out to the residents of Florida as hurricane Ian bears down on the sunshine state. Now you might not think hurricane Ian is a diabetes related event but that’s where you would be wrong, as events such as these are even more difficult for anyone with diabetes. Think of this just for a moment as besides all the other things they must...

New design same issue

As much as GLP-1 therapy is changing the diabetes treatment paradigm insulin remains a cornerstone of that regimen. While GLP-1’s remain highly profitable and continue to see market share gains, thank you very much obesity. Insulin has become a boring commodity were price trumps performance. The two biggest innovations in insulin came when Sanofi launched Lantus which at the time was the first and only long-acting insulin. The other was...

Taking on more water

While the diabetes world gathers in Sweden the biggest news comes here in America where Medtronic diabetes continues to imitate the titanic by taking on more water. Already facing a multitude of issues, you can now add another as the FDA issued an URGENT field action over a cybersecurity issue. This issue impacts the 600 series including the 670g. Ironically at the same time Insulet, now the leading insulin pump company...

Just another meatball

Next week the diabetes world will gather yet again in Stockholm Sweden for another EASD. Unlike the highly anticipated ADA in NOLA, which turned out to be a huge disappointment, we have no expectations for EASD which is why we aren’t going. Why schlep across the pond to see more of the same old, same old. Why spend the time and money to trek across the pond when we are...

Value Destruction Continues

It was only a matter given all the issues at Medtronic, but investors have finally gotten fed up and have decided to exact their revenge. According to a post on the MassDevice website “The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check announced last week that it has sued the medtech giant in U.S. District in Minnesota, claiming securities fraud over how it disclosed insulin pump problems.” According to several sources this...

Rearranging deck chairs

There are constants in life and then there are those once in a lifetime anomaly that make us scratch our head. Yesterday was one of those rare days when Justin Fields the QB for my beloved Chicago Bears had a BETTER rating than last year’s MVP and Bears nemesis Aaron Rodgers. This came on a weekend that was filled with upsets in college football and the news that Alphabet is...

Fourth place in 2 horse race

Since it’s Labor Day weekend we should probably start with the labor news – Yes, the reports that Beta Bionics had a reduction in staff are true, no this was not unexpected as the new CEO is putting his stamp on the company Moving up the ladder at Dexcom is Jake Leach who has been appointed COO Transitioning (damn I love corporate speak for getting out before the house burns down) to a...

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...