Bigfoot Biomedical Receives FDA Clearance for Bigfoot Unity® Android App for People Living with Insulin-Requiring Diabetes

Bigfoot Biomedical today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510(k) clearance for the Android version of the Bigfoot Unity® Mobile App, a necessary component of the Bigfoot Unity® Diabetes Management System. Given that 41 percent of U.S. smartphone users choose Android devices, this clearance enables expanded access to a large group...

Playing Doctor: High School Students Explore a Future in Medicine

To overcome the potential looming dearth in the next generation of endocrinologists, Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., is using a unique interactive method to inspire and engage young minds. The Medical Exploring Program gives high school students hands-on experiences over the course of a school year that could feasibly create the clinicians — and clinician...

Out of Practice: Why Retirement Doesn’t Always Mean You Stop Seeing Patients

santen When Endocrine Society past-president Richard J. Santen, MD, achieved “emeritus” status at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, he was far from being done with practicing medicine. That’s when he decided to continue seeing patients throughout southwest Virginia from the comfort of his home and with help from telehealth technology and the Federally Funded Community...

The Importance of Symptom Control: A Holistic Approach to Treating Acromegaly

GEER_CLINIC_0107r Despite successful medical intervention, people with acromegaly don’t always share their clinician’s optimistic outlook. Eliza B. Geer, MD, director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Multidisciplinary Pituitary & Skull Base Tumor Center, takes us through a holistic approach to treating this often-confounding condition and how a team-based methodology is frequently the key to success. Recently, I was...

Pro Golfer Azahara Muñoz Shares Her Experience with Hashimoto’s Disease

Aza Photo 2 When professional golfer Azahara Muñoz started developing symptoms of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – tiredness, cold extremities – she chalked them up to practicing too hard or traveling too much. It’s a stressful job. “You almost always have an excuse for it,” she says. But then around 2016, Muñoz noticed she began suffering from anxiety. Her hair...

FDA Clears Dexcom G7

Dexcom announced recently that the FDA has cleared its next-generation Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System for people with all types of diabetes ages two years and older. Dexcom says it is working closely with its insulin pump partners to integrate Dexcom G7 into current and future automated insulin delivery systems as quickly as...

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