A Debate: Pumps vs. Daily Injections

he conclusion of this debate will be that it comes down to personal choice, but Dr. Edelman will be battling it out with Dr. Irl, his type 1 brother. Expect a lively exchange of information on the pros and cons for each form of therapy. It is important to know this is a real debate that will make you think about your choices for how to control your type 1.

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Insulin Pumps: All You Need to Know

If you are new to a pump or want to hear about new pump options, this is where you need to be.  We will talk about the advantages of pump therapy and most importantly how to get the right pump for you.  We will also touch on how much (if anything) can a pump be expected to lower your A1c and what a pump can do in regards to helping you with hypos.

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Why I’m excited about Tandem’s X2 Dexcom G5 software update

In late August, the FDA approved Tandem Diabetes’ long-awaited first software update for their X2 Insulin Pump that enables Dexcom G5 integration. With a FREE simple software update performed in the comfort of their own home, thousands of X2 users can now display CGM data (from the Dexcom G5 Mobile System) directly on their Tandem pump screen.

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Devices aren’t drugs: Insurance companies should not dictate diabetes technology

The diabetes community has been set ablaze after UnitedHealthcare announced an agreement for Medtronic devices to be the “preferred” in-network, durable medical equipment (DME) provider of insulin pumps. Starting July 1, 2016, UnitedHealthcare patients will be funneled toward using a Medtronic insulin pump instead of offerings from manufacturers like Tandem and Animas.

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