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Glucose Meters Conquer the World

April 30th, 2012

The personal glucose meter is the most important advance in diabetes care in my thirty-five years of living with type  1. What if this humble machine is the killer app that will reform health care? Personal electronic devices are transforming commerce through disintermediation, meaning that the internet and high-speed computing give you direct access to [...]

Scott's Opinion
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What to Eat for DiaBeat

April 16th, 2012

The algorithms that fill my computer and iPhone screens long ago figured out that I have diabetes, or at least I am very interested in it. Aside from diabetes books and blood sugar supplies, it seems the next level of ads are promoting foods that help diabetics. Some ads imply that a new herb from [...]

Clinical Practice, Scott's Opinion
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Designing a Definitive Islet Sheet Study

April 2nd, 2012

Large-animal studies will demonstrate whether the Islet Sheet is ready for a clinical trial. In previous posts I have discussed the partnership doing this study: the Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, the islet transplantation group at UC Irvine, and our company Islet Sheet Medical. I have also laid out the study design. Today I want to describe [...]

Islet Sheet Updates
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