Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dr. Bill Quick's Posts

What Is Sensor-Assisted Pump Therapy?

I just learned a new term at the ADA meeting: "Sensor-Assisted Pump Therapy" (SAPT). The term has been around awhile, but seems to have somewhat different meanings to different authors. To me, it means use of blood glucose (BG) levels as displayed on a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device to help guide adjustments of insulin doses... Read moreChevron

CGM and Medicare: Take Action

I just got an e-mail from JDRF (a NFP that was formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), which again requested that I sign a petition and write my congresspeople about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Last summer, I Read moreChevron

Diabetes and Eye Care

It's all too common to suppose that studies with negative results (that is, failure to meet the study's primary endpoint) will never see the light of day. But there's a recent publication that disproves that supposition. The publication was titled Assessing the Effect of Personalized Diabetes Risk Assessments During Ophthalmologic... Read moreChevron

Just What the Doctor Ordered

As every hospitalized patient knows, their doctors' orders are followed, either scrupulously, or more-or-less, by the nursing and other staff at the hospital. For diabetes patients who are used to caring for themselves, hospitals can become a dreaded nightmare of confusing orders, policies, and sudden and unexpected changes in diet, activity,... Read moreChevron

Diabetes Research, Revisited

The American Diabetes Association will be holding its annual Scientific Sessions next month in Boston. As usual, they will have an Exhibit Hall where diabetes vendors will pitch their products to the attendees. Some vendors represent big established companies... Read moreChevron