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Is diabetes becoming the have’s and have not’s

While the toy makers play with their toys and the drug companies battle with payors, an interesting dynamic seems to be developing that’s worth exploring. Has diabetes become a case of the have’s and have nots. Has scale become so … Continue reading

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Let’s take this show on the road

Before we get onto business we’d like to issue an apology to our friends across the pond as several readers noted England did win the World Cup back in 1966. Unfortunately, the Three Lions we’re unable to get past pesky … Continue reading

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Le Bleu

Yes, the champagne is popping and the chardonnay is flowing as the French national soccer team, known as Le Bleu, defeated Belgium yesterday to advance to the finals of the World Cup. Although we haven’t spoken with any of our … Continue reading

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Enjoy it while it lasts

This morning Medtronic and UnitedHealthCare announced first year results from their value-based relationship. Per a joint press release; “Results from an analysis of over 6,000 members with diabetes on Medtronic MiniMed(TM) 630G and previous generation insulin pumps demonstrated 27 percent … Continue reading

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Is there a future for BGM?

With each passing day it’s becoming more apparent that CGM will replace BGM as the standard for glucose measurement. CGM systems are becoming more patient friendly, i.e. no calibrations, simple insertion and cheaper too. The data provided by CGM is … Continue reading

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What lies ahead

Let’s get right to the point and state for the record building an insulin pump, tethered or patch, is the easy part. No disrespect to any company but any idiot can build an insulin pump, and many have. This as … Continue reading

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Dead Cat Club

Rather than start a fund for the poor dead cat, we have decided instead to establish a Dead Cat Club. That anytime someone enters the insulin pump, CGM, app arena they get an immediate and full membership rights of the … Continue reading

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Monopoly Money

As the diabetes world departs from steamy Orlando a few last pieces of news and some thoughts. Yesterday Abbott issued a press release which stated; “Expanded Real-World Evidence from More than 250,000 individuals using Freestyle libre system Showed Higher Frequency … Continue reading

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Have they learned anything?

The biggest question we have whenever we visit one of these toy fairs is have the companies in this wacky world of ours learned anything. Have they figured out that success in diabetes is not related to patient outcomes? Have … Continue reading

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A Different Ending?

A few quick observations before we get into the gist of today’s post. First and this is in line with how our wacky world is changing this show which used to be dominated by drug companies has become more of … Continue reading

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