During the past 30 years, diabetes management has witnessed changes in glucose measurement, insulin administration, and types of insulins. These changes have improved the lives of people with diabetes. This article is a critical review of these changes and an assessment of the current state of diabetes care and technology.
I would never have predicted some of the changes in diabetes management seen during these past 30 years. Diabetes care, although better, is still far from ideal. Hopefully, the horizon is even brighter. One thing is certain: dedicated patients and their physicians will continue to try to use emerging technologies to the best advantage to improve diabetes care.
Larry C. Deeb, MD
Larry C. Deeb, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist, medical director of the Diabetes Center at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and a clinical professor of medical humanities and social sciences at Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, Fla.
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