Diabetes Technology

ADA's 80th Scientific Session wrapped up today, and there was a lot of ground covered, despite the fact that we all watched from our chairs at home and daily step-counts were way down from last year.  Here are my top five takeaways and themes from...

I recently published a Commentary on CNBC about the future of glucose tracking using continuous glucose monitors.  Here is the link - http://bit.ly/CNBCcgm - and here is the Twitter thread that I wrote with further thoughts. In my editorial on #cgm use, I cite this fantastic article on...

Linking here to two resources I published recently: First, my presentation at the April 2018 UCSF Diabetes CME course.  Those slides on a 2018 Update in Diabetes Technology are here: [slideshare id=116306870&doc=2018aprucsfdiabetescmeclosedloopandcgmneinsteinaaron-final-180924160917] Second, I wrote "A Clinician's Guide to the Latest Diabetes Devices" for Medscape recently.  Here is...

      Our UCSF Clinical Informatics group met a few months ago with several representatives from a major Health IT vendor. The vendor, we’ll call them RxLabs, is a provider of pharmaceutical related knowledge in many domains, including decision support tools for the EHR....

The current paradigm of office visits every three months for PWDs (people with diabetes) is not the right model (nor is it for other similar chronic conditions).  The management of diabetes requires a patient to make dozens of daily self-management decisions.  "How much insulin should I...

I gave a talk yesterday to a great crowd at the annual UCSF CME conference, Diabetes Update.  The slides from my presentation, "The Future of Diabetes Management: Social Networking and New Technologies," can be viewed on Slideshare....

The Swedish Obese Subjects study is a fabulous example of how very-useful practical knowledge can come out of a well-conducted cohort study.  Not everything has to be a prospective randomized controlled trial!   This study has produced a number of landmark papers which provide convincing evidence...

Nearly every day in my practice, a patient with diabetes asks me whether he or she should switch from multiple daily insulin injections to an insulin pump.  I often have a discussion with patients about whether or not they should be using a CGM (continuous...