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Here we go yet again

It’s not surprising that once again rumors are circulating that Apple is adding glucose monitoring to the Apple Watch. According to a story published on the MacRumors website. “Apple is intending to bring blood glucose monitoring to the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 using a non-invasive optical sensor.” Another report on the ETNews website states suggest that Samsung is also looking into the same technology for their upcoming Galaxy Watch 4. We hate...

Hotel California

Hotel California is not just a great Eagles song it’s also a story about our wacky world. As the song goes “ you can check out, but you never leave.” The latest guest is none other than Senseonics the makers of the Eversense implantable CGM. Now let’s be clear about a few things unlike so many other Dexcom and Abbott wannabes the product works and is being used by patients....

We also have a dream

Today as America celebrates the legacy and impact of Dr. King a man with a dream. The wacky world of diabetes also has a dream. No it’s not the dream of Dr. King but to the millions of us with diabetes it’s a reoccurring dream each time we check our sugars, administer insulin or take a pill. We dream of the day when we don’t have to do any of...

No sense plus nonsense does not equal common sense

For years we have been extolling the virtues of Tyler. Thanks to advanced insulin delivery technology, either a connected insulin pen or insulin pen cap cover, CGM and insulin dosing algorithms patients following multiple daily injection (MDI) therapy can achieve insulin pump like outcomes at a fraction of the cost of an insulin pump. As we have stated many times Tyler is the single largest threat to the insulin pump...

What happens after COVID?

Years from now after COVID is gone people will look back and see companies that built on the opportunity that Covid created and others that blew it. The reality is Covid for all the hardship it has and continues to create also created opportunities. Nowhere is this more evident than the explosion of virtual health companies. Prior to Covid telehealth was a technology used by a few with vast untapped...

Not the sharpest …..

This morning Dexcom released preliminary fourth quarter results along with guidance for 2021. At first we couldn’t figure out why then we remembered that today marks the beginning of the J P Morgan Healthcare Conference which like every other conference is now a virtual event. The results as per Dexcom tradition came in just fine with the 2021 guidance disappointing also a Dexcom tradition. Naturally shares have been selling off...

It’s about time

Yesterday Tidepool announced that finally at long last they have submitted their app to the FDA. Per a company issued press release “Tidepool, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, today announced completion of its FDA submission of Tidepool Loop, an automated insulin dosing app intended for the management of type 1 diabetes. The nonprofit was notified on December 22, 2020, that the submission had completed FDA’s administrative acceptance review and was proceeding to substantive review...

Building arsenals

While it seems laughable today there was a time when people weren’t worried about a Russian cyber-attack they were worried about a nuclear missile attack. The nuclear arms race between the USA and Russia eventually bankrupted Russia forcing the country to rethink communism and adopt their form of capitalism. We no longer talk about doomsday clocks, ICBM’s, nuclear arms treaties, mutually assured destruction although we continue to worry about nuts...

What it means

Yesterday Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan Chase and Amazon announced they were ending their joint healthcare venture which they called Haven. Naturally everyone is speculating as to why this happened, but the fact is it did happen and in the end it really does not matter why. What does matter is how the health insurance is changing in 2021 and who’s changing it. Unfortunately as we enter 2021 COVID remains as the...

It’s a New Year but some things don’t change

Before we get into today’s post a few housekeeping items: 1. Happy New Year to one and all, let’s hope 2021 brings us all good health, happiness and prosperity. 2. We have targeted February 15th as the date The Convergence of Forces, our special report, will be published. Orders are being taken at dkliff@diabeticinvestor.com 3. Just in case you missed it our 2020 Year In Review podcast is now available for your listening...