Diabetes Discrimination at Child Care Centers Gets Slapped
Imagine you had a one-year-old with type 1 diabetes who needed go to day care so you could work to support your family. At first, the only affordable day care center near you was fine with giving the baby insulin, but later they reneged. What woul... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sleeping Aids and Diabetes
Even as I'm typing this, my eyes are watering and I'm suppressing a yawn.Yes, I live with type 1 diabetes and regularly don't get enough sleep -- the two often go hand-in-hand. Whether it be the need to get up and check my blood sugar level or res... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Living with 'Medical Mysteries' Beyond Diabetes
Today we're pleased to welcome Michelle Auerbach, a 20-something fellow type 1 diabetes blogger in Ontario, Canada.   She's the daughter of a T1D mom, and was diagnosed herself at age 12. But she's also living with other health conditions that mak... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Paying Tribute to Women in Diabetes History (!)
Hopefully you're all aware that March is Women's History Month, so of course we thought to highlight some of the influential women who've made an indelible impact on our Diabetes Community.Our list below reflects on decades past as well as women ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: A Diabetes St. Paddy's Day
Still recovering from St. Patrick's Day festivities this weekend? Anyone spot this little green guy?  Green beer or not, hope everyone had a safe time!Thanks to our regular contributor Jerry King, an accomplished cartoonist who creates more than ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Alcohol and Glucagon, a Poor Mixed Drink
Need help navigating life with diabetes? Then Ask D'Mine! That would be our weekly Question& Answer column hosted by veteran type 1, former community educator and diabetes author Wil  Dubois. This week, Wil's talking alcohol -- a somewhat taboo to... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

CheckMate Diabetes App: A Little Help from Our Friends …
We know, we know... there are tons of apps out there that have to do with reminding PWDs (people with diabetes) to check their glucose more often, and track parameters like food, dosing and exercise. But this one's a bit different, taking a commun... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Rocker Bret Michaels Joins Insulin Affordability Fight
Insulin affordability advocacy may be getting a major celebrity boost. That is, legendary rock singer Bret Michaels of Poison has vowed to add his name to the roster of those passionate about the #insulin4all fight. Remember he's one of us, diagn... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

NEWSFLASH: Medtronic Brings Back Stand-Alone CGM with New Guardian Connect
For the first time in a decade, people with diabetes in the U.S. who are not using an insulin pump can get a stand-alone continuous glucose monitor (CGM) from Medtronic Diabetes.  The company announced Monday that it had received FDA approval on Ma... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Could New Diabetes A1C Guidelines Do More Harm Than Good?
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published new care guidelines suggesting higher blood sugar targets for people with type 2 diabetes. But many fear they may be doing harm than good with this change, that could potentially lead to patie... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

This Is Your Brain on Diabetes
The brain is a mysterious thing. And when diabetes is thrown into the mix, there's even more mystery. At Yale University, researchers have recently uncovered some answers to a brain-related question for those in the Diabetes Community: Why don't ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: A Wrinkle in Time, Again
Does this look familiar to anyone else realizing it was time to "spring forward" for Daylight Saving Time  once again?   Yup, it was time to bump the clocks forward an hour again this Sunday morning at 2 a.m., along with adjusting all our glucose ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Dating Someone with Diabetes? Welcome to Our World
Hey, All -- Got questions about life with diabetes? Then you've come to the right place! That would be our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by longtime type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois, who spent many years working as a c... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

A Dia-versary Note to My Pancreas (and Ghosts of Diabetes Past)
As I mark my 34th year living with type 1 diabetes, it's a perfect chance to pen a letter to my lazy pancreas.You know, the main culprit behind this chronic condition who managed to convince my immune system it ought to attack what it shouldn't.B... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Six Diabetes Instagrammers to Know!
When many of us consider the DOC (Diabetes Online Community), we probably first think of the connections we've made through blogs or on Twitter and Facebook. But there's a whole wealth of online communities around diabetes that you may not be awar... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Interviewing AADE's New Leader Donna Ryan
The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is an important organization that sets the tone for diabetes care across the board. Its newest president as of January is Florida-based Donna Ryan, a registered nurse and dietitian with a quart... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Meet BluHale: Afrezza Inhaled Insulin's New Data-Tracking Accessory
People with diabetes using Afrezza inhaled insulin will hopefully soon have access to a new Bluetooth accessory called BluHale that will help them know if they're taking the medication properly and getting the full dose. The idea is to build this ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Revisiting Dr. Seuss' "Fun with Diabetes"
Do you love the legendary oddball children's author Dr. Seuss? Well, who doesn't?!The whole nation marked "Read Across America Day" on Friday (March 2) in honor of what would have been his 114th birthday. For our part (just a little belated), we'd... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Academy (A1C) Awards 2018!
Tuning in to the Academy Awards this Sunday night? We PWDs have our own version too...    Thanks to the talented Brad Slaight, a professional actor and comedian in California who's also a fellow type 1 PWD, best known in the D-Community under his ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Research Mice and a Diabetes 'Cure'
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 looks at diabetes research and ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Instagram Imagery: You're Just My Type (of Diabetes)
One of the social media platforms that's taken off in the diabetes space lately is the photo-sharing app Instagram, which clearly isn't "just for fun" these days with many brands investing in reaching customers there.Turns out it lends itself inc... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D ’Mine: Get Answers to All Your Diabetes Questions!
 Do you have questions about navigating life with diabetes? Then you came to the right place. Here at DiabetesMine, we've been running a weekly diabetes advice column called Ask D'Mine every Saturday since the start of 2011. We've literally addre... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Dr. David Kendall: From Lilly Diabetes to Leading MannKind's Afrezza Research
The future of Afrezza inhaled insulin maker MannKind Corp. has been the subject of quite a bit of controversy, with some very vocal naysayers predicting the demise of the California company.That's not happened, and in fact, new leadership has help... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: February 2018
Hey, D-Friends! February may be a shorter month, but that doesn't mean our Diabetes Online Community is short of amazing content! With love in the air as usual this Valentine's month, we wanted to follow that theme by showing our love for fellow ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Field-Testing Companion Medical's New 'InPen' Smart Insulin Pen
Imagine if you will an insulin pen that can tell you how much insulin you need to correct an errant high blood sugar. One that can suggest the size of bolus needed to cover a bowl of Mac& Cheese. One that can actually track insulin on board (IOB)... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

The 2018 Diabetes Oscars Go To...
February is of course awards season thanks to the Grammys and Oscars, and in keeping with tradition we're excited to  once again offer our own take on the "best-of" in various categories among the Diabetes Community. What's unique about our Diabete... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Olympics, Diabetes Style
Today is the final day of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. But the "Diabetes Olympics" never stop, do they? Mental image:    We actually think every PWD deserves a medal for what we endure every day!Thanks for this illustration go to ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Sleep Apnea in a Young Type 1?
Hey There, welcome back to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by Wil Dubois in New Mexico, a veteran type 1 and diabetes author with experience working as a clinical diabetes specialist. This week, a reader is finally stumping Wil with ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Experimenting with Old-School (Cheaper) Insulin Products
Browsing the diabetes online universe lately, we've seen numerous examples of people experimenting with various types of insulins -- some seeking lower-cost options, and others trying out newer insulins or different combinations often when they've... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Type One Run - New Fitness Support Network for Diabetes Peeps
A new program gives people with diabetes a way to tap into their inner runner -- and a fun incentive to "get off the couch," if that's what's needed.   Nope, this isn't another group of high-octane marathon runners and triathletes. Instead, it's... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sizing Up #ATTD2018 — Big European Diabetes Tech Conference
One of the biggest diabetes happenings of the year is Europe's Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) conference, and this year, thousands gathered for the recent event held in Vienna, Austria, to talk shop.While the "latest and ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

A Demand for Better Glucagon Policies and Products
For those of us living with diabetes, severe low blood sugars requiring emergency help are always a possibility. But the odds are unfortunately not in our favor that someone nearby will be able to respond properly and administer glucagon to save u... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

"Lucky Few" Book Touches on Diabetes and Teen Angst (with Giveaway!)
Those who've lived through the teenage years with diabetes know how trying it can be. Adolescence is tough enough without the complexity of bouncing blood sugars and inevitably asking that universal question: "Why me?"Those thoughts come alive in ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Have a Nice (Diabetes) Day!
Don't worry, be happy... Thankfully, some devices are helping us get there.  Thanks to the creative Gareth Morgan, a type 1 in England and biomedical researcher-turned-illustrator who's a regular hereat the 'Mine, lending us his cartooning talen... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: How to Manage Steroids with Diabetes
Hey, Diabetes Community! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois in New Mexico, who has a number of years' experience as a clinical diabetes specialist. This week, Wil explores the ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Hacking the Abbott Libre Flash Glucose Monitor
When the Abbott FreeStyle Libre first hit the American market a few months back, there was much ado about the label "Flash Glucose Monitoring" versus Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM).The Libre is a not a CGM as we know it, many argue, because: ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

On Medicare with Diabetes? We've Got Good News
If you're on Medicare and get your diabetes testing supplies through a mail order pharmacy, you're in luck -- things are about to get a lot better. That is, you'll soon have expanded access to the most accurate devices, and non-generic D-supplies ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Some of the Sweetest Diabetes Things
Love is in the air for Valentine's Day today! With our minds always on the Diabetes Community, we were curious about how our peeps would respond to the question: "What's the sweetest thing someone has ever done for you related to diabetes?"We ask... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Remembering What Diabetes Community Looks and Feels Like
The concept of "community" has been on my mind a lot lately, as I watch the shifting winds of the Diabetes Online Community (DOC).Specifically, all the emotions and connotations that come with the word "community" have been rolling around in my b... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

New Tech to Help 'Underserved' People with Diabetes
If you search for "diabetes technology" on the web, you'll find a lot of information about gizmos that make daily life easier for people with type 1 diabetes -- i.e. insulin pumps, Artificial Pancreas tech, and the Apple Watch beaming data from co... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Diabetes Meet-Cute?
OK, so at least we hope love is in the air for Valentine's Day...  Thanks to Canadian D-peep 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 awesomeness he... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: What About Insulin Price Controls?
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 from New Mexico.This week, Wil answers a q... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Hey There, Diabetes Podcast Week and Spare A Rose 2018!
When it comes to getting the insulin we need, we're aware that we have it very good. But so many people whose lives depend on this life-sustaining drug are not so lucky. They're struggling to afford and get access to insulin, in some cases even d... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

AADE Gets Serious About Embracing the Diabetes Patient Community + Peer Support
The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is remaking itself in recent years, under new leadership that's far more "plugged in" to patients' real challenges and new technologies/online activity than ever before.  This professional org, ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

An Interview with Low-Carb Pioneer Dr. Richard Bernstein
Dr. Richard K. Bernstein is famous as a champion of strict low-carb eating, and a controversial figure whose very name often sparks debate. Whether you're a fan or not, there's no discounting the reality that this New York endocrinologist is a pio... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

"Why I Joined Tandem Diabetes Care" - a PWD/Researcher's Story
We've all heard the rumors about an uncertain future for Tandem Diabetes Care. But the San Diego-based insulin pump company is moving full steam ahead on its closed loop technology plans.Today, we're privileged to hear from our friend Molly McElwe... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

On Ditching Carbohydrates, with Leading Low-Carb Food Blogger
Controlling our carbohydrate intake is of course important to diabetes management. While the Internet's overflowing with low-carb recipes and dieting advice, one site that seems to stand out is the excellent blog called Ditch the Carbs.Although th... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Groundhog Diabetes Days?
Wait, haven't we heard this one before...?   Thanks as always to the talented Jon Carter, who's been drawing for us here at the 'Mine. You can check out the more of his work over at CARTerTOONS. For the Love of Juiceboxes? Published Jan. 28, 20... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Taking Your Insulin Overseas
Got questions about life with diabetes? So do we! That's why we offer our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and smart guy Wil Dubois in New Mexico.This week, Wil is taking on the topic of inter... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

A Smartphone Case That Could Monitor Blood Sugars
Hey, smartphone users in the Diabetes Community! (That would be most of us, we assume :)What if you could get a phone case that actually monitors your blood sugars, eliminating the need to carry a separate glucose meter?This solution appears to be... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs