Inhaled insulin Afrezza is on its last breath. What happened?

Inhaled insulin Afrezza is on its last breath. What happened?

On Tuesday, Mannkind announced that Sanofi will no longer market and distribute inhaled insulin Afrezza, effectively ending any current long-term plans for availability on pharmacy shelves (Mannkind plans to continue marketing the product, potentially with a new partner). What happened? How could such a promising medication (“insulin without needles!”) come and go without causing a stir? Where is the patient-led petition and outrage? Where’s

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Dexcom G5 CGM, iPhone, and Apple Watch: Your Questions Answered

Dexcom G5 CGM, iPhone, and Apple Watch: Your Questions Answered

[Last Updated 3/5/2017] Dexcom released their highly-anticipated G5 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for diabetes in September 2015. As the first CGM (ever!) that transmits glucose data directly to the iPhone, there’s been a lot of excitement about the revolutionary new device. There’s also been a LOT of questions, and we’ve collected official (and unofficial) answers to all of them.

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New Apple Watch update brings improvements for diabetes

New Apple Watch update brings improvements for diabetes

The Apple Watch first arrived to much fanfare exactly six months ago.  Despite some sensational headlines in mainstream press and Dexcom’s bold efforts to fully support the Apple Watch with the Share platform, the overall user experience for people with diabetes was tolerable at best, due to limitations in the aptly-title watchOS (the Apple Watch’s operating system). In contrast to the lightning-fast, always-visible live CGM views

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