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Hacking diabetes: People break into insulin pumps as an alternative to delayed innovations

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Hacking diabetes: People break into insulin pumps as an alternative to delayed innovations

"We’ve seen hacking in politics, and now we're seeing it in medicines," Hirsch said.

The endocrinologist said that thousands of people with diabetes are breaking into the medical devices because they "don’t want to wait for the FDA to approve something from the usual stream of regulation." 

He said the hacked pumps give users "smoother glucose levels than we can get right now with the approved devices."

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Best Glucometers for 2019

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Best Glucometers for 2019
Glucometers vary in size, from large ovals of about 2” x 3” like the Lifescan Ultra One Touch 2 to pocket-sized ones that measure 1” x 2” like the Accu-Chek Smartview Nano. To determine the right size for your glucometer, you need to know that glucometers should be carried in a small case that allows you to keep test strips and your lancing device handy. The size of the case can make a difference in how easy it is to get out the unit when needed on-the-go.

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