Patient Voices Winner Karl Rusnak Now Wearing Diabetes On His Sleeve
We have reached the final interview in our lineup of the 10 winners of our 2017 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Contest, announced this past summer. They're the folks who will be joining us on scholarship for our annual DiabetesMine Innova... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Yoga and Diabetes: A Core Mission in Life and New Book (with Giveaway!)
Today, we're turning the 'Mine mic over to Rachel Zinman, a longtime type 1 who's originally from the United States but has lived in southeastern Australia in the state of New South Wales for about three decades now. Rachel was diagnosed with the... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Scary Diabetes TV
And some folks call this entertainment? Thanks again to the talented Jon Carter, who's been drawing for us here at the 'Mine for several years now. You can check out more of his work over at CARTerTOONS. Sunday Funnies: We Have a Winner Publish... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

From the Ask D'Mine Mailbag: Expiration Dates, Insulin Freezing, Diabetes Donations
If it isn't one thing with diabetes, it's another - from trying to figure out our dosing needs to cross-over with other ailments to how we feel about sharing our D-issues with others in our lives. We at the 'Mine have got your back, especially ea... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Musical Soundtracks to Our Diabetes Lives
Ever since I was little, music has been a part of shaping my life with diabetes.Diagnosed with T1D at age five, I have vivid memories growing up singing and changing up lyrics to tunes like Foreigner's Juke Box Hero and Pour Some Sugar On Me by D... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

A 'Caffeinated Diabetes Pirate' Addresses the Insulin Pricing Crisis
Naturally, patient advocates come in all shapes and sizes -- and with all manner of fascinating personal interests. Today we're happy to host longtime type 1 Scott Mullins in North Carolina, who fancies himself a pirate and jack of all trades. Di... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Patient Voices Winner Has Ideas for "Cracking Healthcare"
Ready to meet another empowered patient who's a 2017 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest winner? Please say hello to Mandy Jones in Los Angeles, CA, who as a winner will be joining us for our annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit in mid-November.M... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Afrezza News: Could New Labeling Change the Game?
For those who inhale their insulin -- or would like to -- big news came recently with word that MannKind Corp's Afrezza will get updated labeling that promises to make it easier for doctors to prescribe and for patients to understand dosing. On O... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Afrezza News: Could New Labeling Change the Game?
For those who inhale their insulin -- or would like to -- big news came recently with word that MannKind Corp's Afrezza will get updated labeling that promises to make it easier for doctors to prescribe and for patients to understand dosing. On O... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins and Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Texas Woman Cycles Across Country to Mark Dia-versary (with Book Giveaway!)
Since today is Columbus Day and many are talking about historic journeys, we thought it'd be the perfect time to share the story of a Texas woman who recently rode clear across America on her bike -- all to mark her 40th anniversary of living with... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: We Have a Winner
Apparently, there's more than one way to "play the diabetes card"... Thanks as always to the talented Jerry King, a regular cartoonist here at the 'Mine, who's a worldwide drawing talent creating more than 200 cartoons each month for websites,... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: What to Call "Reversing" Prediabetes?
Happy Saturday! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois. This week, Wil is pondering what to tell (and call) a woman who seems to have beat prediabetes, for the t... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

NEWSFLASH: Animas Exiting Insulin Pump Market
After nearly two decades, the Johnson& Johnson-owned Animas brand of insulin pumps is shutting down. In the early morning hours on Thursday (Oct. 5), J&J issued a press release that finalized nine months of speculation on the future of i... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Life with Diabetes... But No Health Insurance
Health insurance is a hot topic these days, with all the political volleying over trying (unsuccessfully) to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the ever-soaring costs of diabetes supplies and medications, and with open enrollment periods just around ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

FDA Fastracks mHealth Apps Review, Diabetes Tops List!
In what can only be described as a pretty revolutionary move, the U.S. FDA is looking to change how it reviews mobile apps and digital health software to accelerate the regulatory process and get these products out there for people to start using ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Patient Voices Winner Brings Real-Life T1D Experience to Diabetes Educator Job
Congrats again to the 10 winners of our 2017 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Contest, whom we've been featuring in a series of interviews -- and who will be joining us for our annual Innovation Summit in November. Today please welcome winn... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Four New Innovations Tackling Diabetes Complications
Research on diabetes complications has come along way in the quarter-century since the all-hailed Diabetes Complications and Control Trial (DCCT) set the standard for how glucose monitoring and management should happen. Yet this progress doesn't g... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Dan Fleshler Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: A Slice of Diabetes?
THIS... 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 contributing to the 'Mine! Sunday Funnies: Fall Is Here Published Sept. 2... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: What to Do When Running Out of Insulin?
Hey, All -- if you've got questions about life with diabetes, then you've come to the right place! That's our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois.This week, Wil is fielding a cry ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

NEWSFLASH: New Fast-Acting Fiasp Insulin Approved for USA
People with diabetes in the United States will soon have access to a new, very fast-acting type of insulin! Earlier today, news broke that the FDA cleared Novo Nordisk's new insulin called Fiasp, which stands for Faster-Acting Insulin Asparte tha... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Online Community: September 2017 Edition
Hey D-Friends!We've once again changed seasons, but don't worry -- the quality posts from around the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) haven't seen a "fall" by any means! :)We've got lots of DOC love to share, and with that: here's this month's col... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

NEWSFLASH: FDA OKs FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for United States!
It's an exciting time for people with diabetes in the United States, as we now join the rest of the world in having access to the Abbott FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring technology. Abbott Diabetes Care announced late Wednesday it had rec... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 28, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Beyond A1C in Diabetes: Defining What Matters Most
I could feel the shakes starting, a cold shiver mixed with sweating, the rising emotions of recognizing a hypo beginning to encircle my throat.This low blood sugar seemed like it came out of nowhere... As it happens, I wasn't wearing my conti... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Patient Voices Winner Helps Those with Eating Disorders and Diabetes
Today we're thrilled to showcase a longtime friend within the Diabetes Online Community who's been raising her voice for years to help others living with diabetes, especially those struggling with eating disorders. She's one of our 2017 DiabetesMi... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

On Getting Hired with Diabetes
Once upon a time, good luck landing a lot of different jobs if you were a known type 1 diabetic. Today, things are looking a whole lot brighter. Wil reports... Not that long ago there was a long list of career opportunities that were, simply... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Fall Is Here
Autumn is setting in once again, and maybe there's a reason those with diabetes don't like to call it "Fall"... Thanks, as always, to Jon Carter, who originally made this illustration for the 'Mine a few Falls back. He's been a freelance cartoon... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Insulin on the (Distant?) Horizon
Who doesn't sometimes need a little help navigating life with diabetes? That's why we offer Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column, hosted by longtime type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois.This week, Wil's addressing the ever-daunting issue of insul... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

The Lowdown on Plant-Based Eating for People with Diabetes
When Christine Fallabel in Colorado noticed the long list of ingredients for "all-natural turkey" at a national sub sandwich shop, her first impulse was a reactive "yuck." Soon after, she began plant-based eating. That was at age 14, two years aft... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Buddhist Enlightenment or Just Life with Diabetes?
Today, we're welcoming Indianapolis type 1 D-peep Jason Meno, who is a #WeAreNotWaiting volunteer and has quite a story to share. He spent time living at a Buddhist retreat for work (and to find serenity, as a bonus), but instead discovered a rar... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

NEWS: Dexcom Opens API to Embrace Collaborative Diabetes Innovation!
On Tuesday, continuous glucose monitoring leader Dexcom, Inc. announced a major (some may even say historic!) advancement in enabling open, accelerated innovation in data-driven diabetes tools: the San Diego company became likely the first-ever ma... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

A Passion for Food and New Tech Tools for the African-American Diabetes Community
Today we continue our series of interviews with the ten 2017 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Contest winners who will be joining us for the annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit in mid-November at Stanford School of Medicine.We're delighte... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Diabetes in Disaster Mode: One Town's Tale of Evolving Relief Needs
We're all reeling from the news about the historic devastation doled out by a line of hurricanes and storms, hitting the Gulf Coast and southeastern states along with the Caribbean islands -- not to mention the catastrophic earthquake rocking Mexi... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Diabetes in Disaster Mode: One Town's Tale of Evolving Relief Needs
We're all hearing the news about the historic devastation dealt to the Gulf Coast and southeastern states as well as the Caribbean islands by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma -- and a new dose of catastrophe may be heading toward the East Coast now. Fo... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: A New iPhone X for Diabetes?
With the Apple announcement about the latest iPhone generation, people were diabetes must have been thinking... Thanks again to Jon Carter, who's been a freelance cartoonist for more than 20 years and has drawn for numerous newspapers, print an... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Diabetes Needle Mania
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 in New Mexico, who spent many years ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Massachusetts Diabetes Advocate Focuses on Local Action
As we continue our series of talks with the 2017 DiabetesMine Patient Voices winners, today we're delighted to introduce up-and-coming advocate Phyllis Kaplan. She's a longtime T1D in Natick, MA, who spent 17 years in higher education publishing,... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Living with Diabetes in an iPhone and Fitbit Smartwatch World!
The world's eyeballs were glued to Apple's annual product showcase this week, as the company launched its latest and greatest iPhone X and smartwatch coming this Fall. While we're all accustomed to the fanfare, this year was different for people ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Insulin Pricing Protest Draws Passionate Crowd (Grim Reaper and Dr. Banting, Too!)
Insulin co-discoverer Dr. Frederick Banting made his way to a street corner in front of the Eli Lilly headquarters in Indianapolis this past weekend, to protest high insulin prices that have hit crisis status here in America. OK, it wasn't actual... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs