Trending: November 2016
’Tis the season for sweet treats, which can put a major crimp in your diabetes eating plan. Stacey Harris has the solution. Her Diabetic Pastry Chef shop is packed with handmade and diabetes-friendly baked goods and gift baskets like the one above (but remember: sugar free isn’t carb free). The lower-carb flour blends are great for your holiday baking or gift giving. Find out more at diabeticpastrychef.com.
In a move that brings us one step closer to an automated closed-loop system, the Food and Drug Administration has approved Medtronic’s 670G, a hybrid closed-loop system that combines an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor, a seven-day glucose sensor, and an algorithm that learns your specific insulin needs—then automatically adjusts basal insulin levels to keep glucose in target range. The device is approved for people age 14 and older and is expected to be released in the spring of 2017. Learn more at medtronicdiabetes.com.
Combine an insulin pen with a smartphone app and you get Companion Medical’s InPen, recently cleared by the FDA. The pen, which holds Humalog or Novolog insulin, can calculate insulin doses, track dosage history and timing, display insulin on board, and monitor insulin temperature (all viewable on the app). It’ll be available for Apple devices in 2017, with an Android version to follow. For more, visit companion-medical.com.