95 Years of Insulin & Embracing the Tech Era

Today marks the 95th anniversary of the first use of the word insulin by its Canadian discovers Dr. Frederick Banting and medical student Charles Best.  Four months earlier they had saved…

Anti-ageing protein injection

No, this is not an advertisement for a skin or beauty product. A study published last week in Cell demonstrated that injections of a special fOXO4 peptide rejuvenated old mice…

The Dexcom G5: State-of-the-art sensor technology

Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) or “sensors” have been around for more than a decade.  With the arrival in Canada last week of the Dexcom G5 everything has changed: the G5…

Continuous glucose monitors (sensors)

Sensors (or continuous glucose monitors) are devices that measure the sugar/glucose in body water (known medically as “interstitial fluid”). A small teflon needle is inserted into the skin and is…