Nick & Dan Predict

Episode #9: DEVICEsive

Episode #9: DEVICEsive

***PLEASE take a moment and rate our podcast*** In Episode #9: DEVICEsive, Nick & Dan celebrate National Diabetes Awareness Month (November) by discussing whether the diabetes care industry is more interested in a cure or more devices.  For those that are not diabetic experts, we also discuss the 2 main types of diabetes, form(s) of treatment, and provide additional insight into the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and the JDCA (Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance).   How many people have diabetes? 30.3 million people, or 9.4% of the U.S. population, have diabetes. An estimated 23.1 million people - or 7.2% of the population - had diagnosed diabetes. Approximately 7.2 million people have diabetes but have not yet been diagnosed (All ages, 2015). Diabetes impacts all social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 5% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes, affecting approximately 1.5 million people. The Cost of Diabetes In 2012, the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. was $245 billion. Average medical expenditures for people with diagnosed diabetes were about $13,700 per year. About $7,900 of this amount was attributed to diabetes. Average medical expenditures among people with diagnosed diabetes were about 2.3 times higher than expenditures for people without diabetes. JDRF History JDCA Info on JDRF Approximately 30–40% of patients with type 1 diabetes and an increasing number of insulin-requiring patients with type 2 diabetes are using pump and sensor technology. History of Glucose Monitoring History of Device Peds Med Study on CGM and Pump Use FDA stance on non-FDA approved pumps Pump and CGM study A1c explained   For more info about the Nick & Dan Predict the Future podcast, checkout: Website YouTube Instagram FaceBook Twitter

Duration: 52 min

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