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February 2015

Published: 2/23/15
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“Empathy [is missing most from the care of type 1 diabetes]...Some of the most important stakeholders have little idea what it’s like to live with T1D. Fortunately or unfortunately, we do… We have chosen to devote ourselves to reducing the burden of living with T1D.

- The Bigfoot Biomedical leadership during their exclusive interview with diaTribe.

“Half my patients have not done a fingerstick in two months. They come to rely on Libre.”

- Dr. Iain Cranston (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, England) at the ATTD Conference in Paris.

"If you gave me a fully self-driving car today, I wouldn’t use it. It would take me many months before I could build the confidence. We can’t just give patients the artificial pancreas and tell them to go out and start using it right away."

- Commenter at a panel on the psychological impact of the artificial pancreas at the ATTD Conference in Paris.

"If we make a lousy product then it is our problem and not the patient’s problem…This applies even for CGM. Yes, CGM is helpful. But from another vantage point, it’s like a GPS: it will tell you where you are, but not what to do. Or put another way, it is like sitting in a room full of mirrors when you don’t like the way you look."

- Commenter at a panel on the psychological impact of the artificial pancreas at the ATTD Conference in Paris.

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