There is no insulin pill…. yet.

The search for a pill formulation of insulin has been long-standing.  Yesterday Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin manufacturer abandoned its efforts to make an oral form of insulin.  The…

Two shots in one

Yesterday the US Food and Drug Administration approved two new medications - both are shots & each is a combination of two different classes of medication in one shot: a basal long-acting…

BC is a third-world country when it comes to covering life-saving medication for diabetes

A life saving class of diabetes oral medication, SGLT2 inhibitors, costing less than $3/day, is not covered in British Columbia, but is covered in the rest of Canada.  I asked…

Closer to the Artificial Pancreas

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first closed-loop insulin-pump sensor system for the diabetes market.  The MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system, often referred to as an “artificial pancreas,”…