Empagliflozin May Allow Patients With Type 1 Diabetes to Forgo Carbohydrate Counting was reported by Jessica Nye for EndocrinologyAdvisor.com.com, 23 March 2021.

Incorporation of empagliflozin in a closed-loop, automated insulin pump for patients with type 1 diabetes may allow for the elimination of carbohydrate counting. These findings, from an open-label, crossover, noninferiority trial (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03510000), were published in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism.

These data indicated empagliflozin incorporated with an automated insulin pump may allow for patients with type 1 diabetes to forgo carbohydrate counting, however, meal announcement would still be required.

Disclosure: Several study authors declared affiliations with the pharmaceutical industry. Please see the original reference for a full list of authors’ disclosures. SO … do you have any confidence in this study, given the authors’ affiliations?

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NEWS FLASH!  Loop installation in-house at BCDiabetes! THIS IS EXTRAORDINARY news and so VERY patient-centric!  CONGRATULATIONS … great job, BC Diabetes!!!

The Artificial Pancreas (automated insulin delivery, AID) is here and we are not waiting! On 2020-Aug-1 BCDiabetes began doing in-house installations of the Omnipod Eros-Dexcom G6-Riley link Loop system (using the Master branch with Autobolus option = “Pete’s). Although this system is not Health Canada approved, it is our default recommendation. This is because currently it gives the best glycemic control & is less expensive than the Medtronic 670G & the Tandem T-slim given current BC Pharmacare coverage & deductibles.

More than 80 BCDiabetes clients are Looping with the Omnipod system. All have fantastic control with time-in-range of >85%. One in ten do not even need to manually bolus (unless they have a big starch portion like a donut). This is because the Loop Autobolus algorithm prevents the expected spike through micro boluses given every 5 minutes. 

Here’s their video on Diabetes and Technology: Insulin Pumps & Artificial Pancreas … VERY WELL DONE!

And this is most excellent, on the history of the DIY Artificial Pancreas Movement: 

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Diabetemoji Stickers are HERE!  Express yourself and discuss diabetes with this animated iMessage sticker pack available for iPhone and iPad! Based on feedback from our Diabetes Emoticons users, we are excited to announce a new look and new style for Diabetemoji. Available for purchase now on the Apple App Store.

The idea for the Diabetes Emoticons mobile application/sticker pack came from a participatory design workshop sponsored by HealthDesignBy.Us. Patient experts with type 1 diabetes and their caregivers worked with a multidisciplinary team of University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff, and outside community partners to work through the design thinking process (empathy, defining the problem, ideating solutions, paper prototyping, and iterative testing).


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