Like "Well IronOre, there have certinly been advancements. Whether or not you are aware of them, is entirely another issue. Take a look at this article from About.com revised in Nov 2007 ~ http://diabetes.about.com/od/equipmentandbreakthroughs/a/advances.htm consider this from the National Library of Medicine / National institutes of health ~ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1474827/ or how about this brief article From the University of California Health ~ http://health.universityofcalifornia.edu/2009/11/10/advances-in-managing-diabetes/ or this from NurseZone.com ~ http://www.nursezone.com/Nursing-News-Events/more-features.aspx?articleId=20250 or try this ~ http://www.battlediabetes.com/diabetes-technology-and-treatment. 'Nuff said? "