Monday, December 22, 2014

Ann Bartlett's Posts

The FDA Approves the Animas Vibe Insulin Pump And Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System

The FDA approved the Animas Vibe insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for the management of insulin-requiring diabetes for anyone 18 years of age or older.


I’ve been using the Dexcom for 3 years and it has improved my diabetes control and made my life far more relaxing.  The Dexcom helps me... Read moreChevron

Fighting a Virus or Bacterial Infection and Coping with Diabetes

On Sunday morning, I woke up with a sore throat and a tight chest and felt like I hadn’t slept in a week. The next day it worsened into a hacking cough and a few days later, I lost my voice. The doctor had told me I had a virus and the orders were to rest and to take over the counter products to help with congestion. 10 days later, I was... Read moreChevron

Diabetes in Mainstream Media

I rarely watch TV because most of it isn’t worth my time, but I am an avid fan of Downton Abbey! I love the clothes (check out the exhibit at Winterthur), the historical timeline and detail they give about the early part of the 20th century. This was the period of my... Read moreChevron

The Big Blue Test and Diabetes Month

Every November, I'm filled with honor and angst. Diabetes awareness month brings out the oppotunity to raise awareness about diabetes, but I cringe to see how many diabetes-related charities pull at my heartstrings with... Read moreChevron

Google Gets into Diabetes Care with Smart Contact Lens


Earlier this week, the news that was catching everyone’s attention was Google’s announcement that it had a new licensing deal with Novartis to bring its smart contact lens to the market. Among... Read moreChevron