'Is My Insulin Bad?' Controversial New Study Explores
"Is my insulin bad?"I've asked this question so many times over my 34 years with type 1 diabetes -- when I notice no matter how much I dose, it isn't lowering my blood sugars and it feels like I'm just injecting water.Sometimes I had kept my insu... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Fermented Foods - Do They Really Impact Diabetes?
And the newest "superfood" trend is... wait for it ... fermented foods! Yup, all those pickles, sauerkraut, and vinegary sauces your Grandma used to serve are where it's at in the latest health craze these days.And no surprise, there have even bee... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: Hello, 2018!
Welcome to our monthly roundup of outstanding blog posts from across the Diabetes Online Community (DOC). This is the first of  2018, where we share our faves for January -- in no particular order. As always, we'd love to hear any thoughts you have... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Fitbit Going All In on Diabetes, Roping in Insurers
If you didn't believe before that the wearable activity tracker company Fitbit was really invested in diabetes, believe it now.Recent headlines indicate that the San Francisco company is going all in for diabetes:working with major insurance provi... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: For the Love of Juiceboxes?
Well, there are some ways diabetes works to keep us young...   Thanks to our Canadian D-peep friend Kayla Brown, who's known in our online community for many clever creations at her Type 1 Memes site. We're happy to have her creating some specifi... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Insulin Safety in Freezing Temps, and Meds in a Pinch
Got questions about navigating life with diabetes? Ask D'Mine! Our weekly advice column, that is - hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author  Wil Dubois. This week, Wil takes on a question about safe temperatures for insulin storage, and what t... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

12 Diabetes News Items on Our Radar
Diabetes seems to always be making headlines in one form or another, no?   Of course we live and breathe this stuff here at the 'Mine -- evaluating that coverage from a patient-in-the-trenches POV.  As we head into this final weekend of January 201... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

FDA Building a Patient Engagement Infrastructure, Diabetes Voices Wanted
Not so long ago, the Food and Drug Administration was completely cut off from patient voices. Luckily, that's been changing in recent years, and in December, the agency upped the ante by creating the first-ever so-called FDA Patient Engagement Col... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Implanting a 'Spider's Web' Thread to Cure Diabetes?
Of all the inspirations for ideas to cure diabetes, a spider's web seems least likely. But in fact, something with that type of structure could be just the ticket to a biological cure.So say researchers at Cornell University, working on what some ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

California Wildfires and Mudslides Teach 'Diabetes Disaster Mode' Lessons
Rampant wildfires blotted out the sun, followed by torrential rains causing catastrophic mudslides, literally sweeping people away and claiming their lives. Residents struggled to breathe outdoors, as sirens pierced the air and emergency responde... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Three New Products to Make Injections Suck Less (with Giveaway!)
 If you or a loved one is injecting insulin with needles – listen up! It's been quite a while since we've heard about any new "injection aids," and these three new products may really help boost comfort level and avoid irritation and bruising. ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Winter Dia-Flubs
Oh, the joys of technology... Thanks to our regular contributor Jerry King, an accomplished cartoonist who creates more than 200 illustrations each month for websites, magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, etc., worldwide! Diabetes Does Netfl... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Just the (Diabetes Bear) Facts
Happy Saturday! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois in New Mexico, who also has experience as a clinical diabetes specialist. This week, Wil ponders the mystery of "disappearing... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Danger: Flu Season, Undiagnosed Diabetes and Talking to Ourselves
This flu season is serious, People! With this year's outbreak being twice as deadly as last year's, the CDC's homepage is  currently dedicated purely to the flu.In our community, there's always fear that a nasty flu virus can trigger type 1 diabete... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

An Implantable Sesame Seed-Sized CGM!
Ever wonder what it might be like if we could ditch all of our clunky glucose monitoring gear for a tiny sensor, smaller than a sesame seed, implanted under the skin that would continuously send readings to a smartphone? That's the vision of Integ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Colorado Lawmaker Tackles Insulin Pricing Transparency
When he introduced legislation earlier this month calling for transparency in insulin pricing in the state of Colorado, Rep. Dylan Roberts had his younger brother Murphy in mind. Murphy Roberts was diagnosed with type 1 at age 10 more than a deca... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

KingFit App Offers Video-on-the-Go Diabetes Education
At this New Year's resolution-making time of year, committing to new healthy habits for our diabetes management is top of mind for many. Of possible help is a new video app called KingFit that launched in the latter half of last year, and is now ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

ADA Embraces Change with New 2018 Standards of Care for Diabetes
For more than two decades now, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has rung in the new year by releasing a lengthy annual document entitled "Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes," aka the  Standards of Care intended to provide clinicians, pat... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Diabetes Does Netflix?
A step beyond watching all the stuff nominated for Golden Globes...  Thanks as always to the talented Jon Carter, who's been drawing for us here at the 'Mine for several years now. You can check out the more of his work over at CARTerTOONS. Co... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: In Case of Insulin Overdose...
Happy Saturday! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois in New Mexico, who happens to have experience as a clinical diabetes specialist. This week, Wil's providing some mission-crit... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

What's Next in Diabetes Tech for 2018?
The start of a new year always brings curiosity about what's on tap in new diabetes technology, and we're excited to take an inside look, especially with the big JP Morgan Healthcare and Consumer Electronics Show events underway this month.Of cour... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

NEWS: Medicare Allows Coverage of OmniPod and New Abbott FreeStyle Libre!
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Source: Diabetes Mine - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Advocacy Orgs: 2017 Achievements & 2018 Plans! (Part 2)
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Source: Diabetes Mine - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Ch-Ch-Changes
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Source: Diabetes Mine - January 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: The Truth About 'False' Low Blood Sugar
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Source: Diabetes Mine - January 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Advocacy Orgs: 2017 Milestones & 2018 Goals! (Part 1)
Diabetes Advocacy Orgs: 2017 Milestones& 2018 Goals! (Part 1) (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Resolutions We Won't Be Keeping in 2018
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Source: Diabetes Mine - December 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Former Pro Basketball Player Founds 'Diabetics Doing Things'
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Source: Diabetes Mine - December 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Predictions of Storm Clouds for 2018
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Source: Diabetes Mine - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

D-Dad Automates Diabetes Home Tech for Safety
When Mike Maniscalco goes to sleep at night, he doesn't have to worry if his 3-year-old son's blood sugar goes low. If that happens, the lights in his bedroom turn on no matter what time it is. That automated lighting is a point of pride for the ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Happy Holidays from DiabetesMine!
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Source: Diabetes Mine - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

A Teaching Moment in My Fight for a New Dexcom G5 System
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Source: Diabetes Mine - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Dexcom's New Touchscreen Receiver Brings a Fresh Design
The Dexcom CGM (continuous glucose monitor) has a new touchscreen receiver that's begun shipping over the past couple months.The company released this new touch-activated receiver in early Fall with little fanfare -- not even a press release -- an... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Talking Diabetes and Behavior Change with Andy Page of Livongo
We were excited for a chance recently to connect with one of the newest execs at the disruptive diabetes startup Livongo, one of a few new outfits pairing a sexy glucose meter with coaching services, along with unlimited test strips via mail order... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Companion Medical Launches First Bluetooth-Enabled "Smart" Insulin Pen!
We PWDs (people with diabetes) now have a new "smart" option for dosing and tracking our insulin: a pen that offers many of the capabilities and functions of an infusion pump, but without the need to wear a device on our bodies 24/7.That is, Compa... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Tis the Season... (Grrrr)
Oh, the holiday season joys tangled up with our lives with diabetes... Thanks to the ever-talented Jerry King, a world-renowned cartoonist whom we're proud to feature at the 'Mine monthly. Sunday Funnies: Diabetes Cold Hands... Brrrr! For many... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: A Full Plate of Health and Diabetes Concerns
Got questions about life with diabetes? So do we! That's why we offer our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by our snarky diabetes expert Wil Dubois, a veteran type 1 and diabetes author.This week, Wil helps out a struggling woma... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

NEWS: FDA Approves First Fast-Acting Copycat Insulin, Sanofi's Admelog
As brand-name insulins that have dominated the market continue going off patent, new "generic" copy versions are poised to shake up the diabetes world.And now... Hello, generic meal-time insulin! On Dec. 11, the first short-acting insulin of this ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: December 2017
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Source: Diabetes Mine - December 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Can Peer-to-Peer Advice Transform Healthcare?
I've lost track of all the questions about my type 1 diabetes that I've answered by turning to the Diabetes Online Community (aka "the DOC").It's been a wellspring of knowledge and wisdom, helping me figure out if I should try new technology, the ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Dan Fleshler Source Type: blogs

Abbott FreeStyle Libre Has Potential, But Runs Low
I confess: When I first heard about the new FreeStyle Libre from Abbott, before ever using it, I thought it sounded like a stupid product. It was billed as sort of a magic wand that used a sensor stuck onto your body like a regular CGM (continuou... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Losing Net Neutrality Threatens Online Health Info and Communities!
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing a critical change in how the Internet is regulated, taking a vote on Thursday, Dec. 14, that could spell and end to the notion of a free and open web. And yes, the Internet is freaking out,... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Talking Diabetes and Behavior Change with Andy Page of Livongo
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Source: Diabetes Mine - December 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

A Special Holiday Poem Edition of Ask D'Mine
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Source: Diabetes Mine - December 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Highlighting Healthcare Fixes at the 2017 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit
On Friday, Nov. 17 we held our 7th annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit (#dbminesummit17) at Stanford School of Medicine – this year with a theme of "Problem-Solving Our Healthcare." That is, given how healthcare has become so politicized and gr... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Diabetes Cold Hands... Brrrr!
For many out there, those bone-chilling winter temperatures have started setting in -- and with them, one more "fun" little challenge for us PWDs (people with diabetes)... Brrr. Our fingers and BGs are shivering! Thanks to the ever-talented Jer... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Staging a Type 1 Diabetes Intervention
Happy Saturday! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author and former clinical diabetes specialist Wil Dubois in New Mexico. This week, Wil is corresponding with a worried mom whose daughter is ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Introducing "Diabetes Strong"
There's a new diabetes resource website in town!OK, it's not exactly brand new... Rather, a familiar site now rebranded with a whole new look and reader-friendly style.Say hello to Diabetes Strong. What began as The FitBlog in 2015 has just under... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

JDRF Gets Feisty on Insurance and Congressional Diabetes Funding Advocacy
Diagnosed with type 1 just before Christmas 1972 when he was 7 years old, Tom Webb is no stranger to dealing with insurance hassles through the years. This South Carolina D-peep has been through it all -- or so he thought.Lately, in trying to get ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs