Diabetes

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A successful blind date is all about finding common ground: a favorite food, a beloved band, or a shared hobby. For Natalie and James, medtech was the missing link. When they first met, Natalie was just four weeks out of her most recent open heart surgery. James had already spent more than 20 years living with diabetes and using an array of medical devices: insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, and advanced needle technology, to name a few.

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Preparing for life as a college freshman can be complicated. Hannah Davis is looking for a college where she can continue to practice martial arts, and where she can make new friends and meet new mentors. But, unlike many of her peers, Hannah is also working with her medical team to create an effective treatment plan for her type one diabetes once she leaves home. And she wants to make sure the campus she chooses has plenty space for her diabetic alert dog, Ivy, to run around.

Dr. Korey Hood was working with pediatric diabetes patients when he noticed the classic symptoms of the disease in himself. Today, medical technology helps him confidently and effectively manage his treatment.

The medical technology industry is continually advancing and developing new innovations that improve the health and well-being of patients worldwide.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose, or blood sugar, caused when the body either does not produce enough insulin or is unable to use insulin in an effective way. When not controlled, the high level of glucose can lead to serious health complications, including death.1