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Conformity, Acquiescence, Agreement, Resignation, Submission, Obedience, Resignation, Willingness, Consent and Yielding, all capture a word we hear about patient behavior, Compliance.
This list of presentations is designed to be a resource for people with diabetes, health care professionals, diabetes educators, and students. These presentations can be downloaded but the original authors should be referenced if used elsewhere.
Diabetes care has improved with many of the technological advances in the field. From improvements in insulin pumps and infusion sets to the implementation of continuous glucose monitors, technology is helping deal with diabetes easier than ever before. More technology companies are getting involved in diabetes everyday. In this section, you will find information on:
When a pump company brings out a new pump, wearers using the prior models often want to upgrade to the latest and greatest device for its advancements or improvements in software or hardware. And based on usual industry practice, they expect an upgrade policy that allows them to buy the new pump at a reduced price. Tandem Pump Company recently announced the good news that FDA approval for the new t:slim G4 insulin pump that comes with a built-in Dexcom G4 is expected later this year. This new pump has a new body, new software, and new parts that allow it to display Dexcom G4 data right on the pump screen. Tandem will be ready to ship 30 days after approval.
Tandem announced the availability of the t:flex insulin pump, a 480 unit version of their t:slim insulin pump. The t:flex was cleard by the FDA in January 2015 and available in June 2015. Designed for people who require more than 80 units of U-100 insulin per day or those on U-500, it is the largest capacity inulin pump available in the United States. The t:flex offers the benefits of pump therapy without the frequent reservoir changes required for 200-300 unit pumps used by teenagers with type 1 diabetes and many people with type 2 diabetes.