quotable quotes

Imagine a world where the artificial pancreas is available to everyone who needs it. A world where we wake up in the morning, our blood glucose is reset. A world where we don't have to stop and think all the time. A world where we get a guaranteed A1c in target that will protect us from complications. Imagine the 'health dividend' that the artificial pancreas will create – that would have an enormous long-term impact on healthcare costs. Imagine equally as much change as we have seen since our last meeting in 2010. We look forward to watching our world, following it, writing about it, and to preparing to live a life that is more normal, healthy, productive, and predictable.[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][Kelly Close (diaTribe, San Francisco, CA)](http://diatribe.us/issues/54/quotable-quotes) on how an artificial pancreas would be life-changing for people with type 1 diabetes. Her comments were met with a round of applause at the FDA/JDRF/NIH Workshop on Innovation Towards an Artificial Pancreas, Bethesda, MD, April 9-10, 2013.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Ways to glow in the dark

Because of a regulatory Catch-22, the airport X-ray scanners have escaped the oversight required for X-ray machines used in doctors’ offices and hospitals. The reason is that the scanners do not have a medical purpose, so the FDA cannot subject them to the rigorous evaluation it applies to medical devices.

So I’ve got to make a “choice” between having my genitals groped or irradiated?

(via Michael Grabell)

iPhone Glucose Monitor

The FDA approved a glucose monitor that plugs into the iPhone, showing that mobile devices are increasingly become health-monitoring tools.

Developed by Sanofi and AgaMatrix, the iBGStar is the first blood glucose monitoring system to connect directly to the iPhone or iPod Touch, allowing people with diabetes to quickly test glucose levels and get immediate results from a phone.

Woot! I just got my [Glooko](http://www.glooko.com/) this week to liberate the data in my glucose meter and now this great new.

via IPhone Glucose Monitor Helps Manage Diabetes - Mobiledia.

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