Four Decades of Diabetes: Why Discipline Works
We're always happy to embrace fellow PWDs (people with diabetes) anxious to share their stories here at the 'Mine -- both the more prominent advocates and also the many "forgotten patients" who so often remain unseen.Today, we're delighted to welc... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Overhyped Activity Trackers and Diabetes Mobile Apps?
Thanks to our correspondent Dan Fleshler in New York, who continues his 'Media Matters' column here at the 'Mine with a different perspective on the many mobile health devices out there... The diabetes community is deluged with news stories proc... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Dan Fleshler Source Type: blogs

Ice Cream and Diabetes, Revisited
We're in the hottest time of summer now, when many of us have nice cold ice cream on the mind... July also happens to be National Ice Cream Month AND we just marked National Ice Cream Day this past Sunday, so what a totally perfect time to revisit... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

First Impressions of Medtronic's 670G Hybrid Closed Loop
Anyone touched by type 1 diabetes has to be excited about the FDA's recent approval of the first pre-Artificial Pancreas system, the Medtronic Minimed 670G. It's a milestone towards ever-more-sophisticated automated insulin delivery! Today, we're ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

NEWS: Bigfoot Closed Loop to Use Next-Gen Abbott FreeStyle Libre
Big news broke last week that could change the future of closed loop technology.OK, it's tempting to refer to this as "Bigfoot" news... as in Bigfoot Biomedical, the closed loop (aka Artificial Pancreas system) startup based in Milpitas, CA, led... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Recycling Inspirations
Innovation goes a long way, especially when it's so very practical... This illustration originally appeared back in 2013, but remains relevant since diabetes trash is an ongoing challenge! Thanks once again to the multi-talented Terry Keelan fo... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Blood Glucose Control in the Nick of Time
Happy Saturday! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois. This week, Wil's talking minutes, which may be much more impactful in daily diabetes care than you might think.{Got your own ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

On Amazon Echo and Talking Diabetes Tech
The Internet seemed to be blowing up earlier this week on Amazon Prime Day, when big deals (and some not-so-huge) were offered at the online shopping hub. One of the biggest deals was the tabletop gadget known as Amazon Echo, which has voice-recog... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Flashes of Diabetes Inspiration from Friends For Life 2017
One of the most magical times in diabetes happens every year in July, with the annual Friends For Life conference put on by the non-profit Children With Diabetes organization.Don't let the name fool you -- it's not just for kids. Adults with diabe... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Catching Diabetes Early, Down Under
One of our diabetes friends from Melbourne, Australia, is Renza Scibilia, a type 1 since 1998 whom we've had the honor of knowing in the Diabetes Online Community for years now. You may recognize Renza as the prolific writer of the blog Diabetog... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Could Gene Editing Be Used to Cure Diabetes?
On a recent flight, I came across a Time magazine story about gene editing and a potential future in which humans could cut out the bad parts of our DNA in order to avoid health conditions like diabetes or complications. While this is a futuris... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Parents Push for Better Emergency Insulin Access After Son's Death
More than three years have passed since Dan and Judy Houdeshell lost their son, but even now the northern Ohio parents don't fully know what led to his death. What they do know is that 36-year-old Kevin Houdeshell ran out of insulin over the New ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Parents Push for Better Pharmacy Insulin Access After Son's Death
More than three years have passed since Dan and Judy Houdeshell lost their son, but even now the northern Ohio parents don't fully know what led to his death. What they do know is that 36-year-old Kevin Houdeshell ran out of insulin over the New ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Dogs Always Know
Blame it on the blood sugar. Just ask any pup... Thanks to our Canadian DOC friend Kayla Brown, who's known in our online community for many clever creations at her Type 1 Memes site and is now regularly lending her talents to us at the 'Mine. ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Diabetes + Extreme Weight Loss - Who You Gonna Call?
Happy Saturday, and welcome back to our weekly advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois in New Mexico. This week, Wil responds to a question from a concerned D-wife about her husband's recently weight los... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

How Peer Support Changes Life with Diabetes
Today, we're pleased to welcome a fellow diabetes blogger from Australia to share his thoughts here at the 'Mine.We love our #OzDOC friends on the other side of the globe, and type 1 peep Frank Sita stands out, blogging over at Type 1 Writes. We t... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Roche Buys mySugr in Diabetes Data Partnership
The diabetes data world is evolving rapidly, and the latest news is that legacy glucose meter company Roche Diabetes Care has acquired the young Austria-based startup mySugr, with plans to use their tech as the core of a still-in-development digit... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Facebook Hosts Diabetes DIYers at First-Ever 'Communities Summit'
When social media giant Facebook brought hundreds of people together in Chicago last month for their first-ever event exploring how FB groups are making a difference worldwide, our Diabetes Community was in the house!Yep, three administrators of t... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

For July 4th: Teens with Diabetes Crave Freedom
Happy Independence Day to all in the diabetes community and beyond! For this freedom-focused holiday, we thought it would be apropos to revisit one of our most popular guest posts of all time, on how teens with diabetes seek FREEDOM above all.Auth... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Freedom Broker Book Features Badass Female Heroine with Type 1 (Plus Giveaway!)
Covert operations, political intrigue and international kidnapping, sex, sarcasm, and compelling characters. That's the stuff of any good fictional thriller... But toss in the first female heroine who happens to be living with type 1 diabetes, and... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Happy Independence Day, Diabetes Community!
It's nearly Independence Day, diabetes-style... 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 alter ego: Meter Boy of the Diabetes He... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Sunday Funnies: Happy Independence Day, Diabetes Community!
It's nearly Independence Day, diabetes-style... 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 alter ego: Meter Boy of the Diabetes He... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Too Much Insulin?
Welcome back to our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine - with your host veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois. This week, Wil's addressing a trio of questions about too much insulin and related fundamental fears of many people whose... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - July 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere in June 2017
Happy Summer, All! Here we are at the end of June already -- always a big month in the Diabetes World owing to the American Diabetes Association's huge annual conference that produces lots of product and research news. And of course there's the c... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - June 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Counting Down...
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Source: Diabetes Mine - June 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Under the Diabetes Xmas Tree...
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Source: Diabetes Mine - June 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Small But Mighty: Good Glucos Gives Back with Affordable Test Strips
"One test strip for me, one for the greater good..." That's the give-back model of a very new small business that's selling a glucose meter and affordable, high-quality test strips while also providing a diabetes supply package with strips for a... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - June 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Behind the 'Value-Based' Buzzwords on Insulin Pump Insurance Deals
Everyone's talking about "value-based" pricing in healthcare these days.In our own Diabetes Community, the volume's increased on this issue as the two largest insulin pump companies have entered into agreements with insurance giant Aetna for so-ca... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - June 28, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs