DiabNext Brings Artificial Intelligence to Diabetes
What if we could have an ultra-cool Artificial Intelligence platform like the one Marvel comics invented for Iron Man that would combat our diabetes the way it did villains?! Well, you guessed it: a med-tech company in the real world is bringing t... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: The Downside of Diabetes and Exercise?
Yeah, yeah, we're supposed to exercise vigorously to help keep our blood sugars in range... Hmm, the kind of vision that keeps some of us from exercising more...?Thanks to our regular contributor Jerry King, an accomplished cartoonist who cre... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine | Comics from Community Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Diamonds and Diabetes -- Are Both Forever?
Happy Saturday! Welcome back to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois.This week, Wil tackles the whole crazy world of diabetes types -- you know, T1 and T2 and gestational and that ever-so-co... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

A D-Mom's Tips for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Kids
Today, we welcome Sylvia White from Memphis, TN, who is not only a D-Mom, but also a certified diabetes educator (CDE) and insulin pump trainer (first for Medtronic and now for Tandem Diabetes), plus a registered dietician and licensed counselor. ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Another Iceberg Ahead? The 411 on Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy
Just like the mythical creatures Cyclops could supposedly see the hour of their deaths, anyone with diabetes can look at grim mortality statistics and know what the Grim Reaper will likely be driving when he shows up at the door. On average, i... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Opening Up the Black Box on PBMs (Pharmacy Benefit Managers)
Today we continue our coverage of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) here at the 'Mine, using hashtag #PBMsExposed. Special thanks to our correspondent Dan Fleshler in New York for his work digging into this important topic. A Laymen's Primer on... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Dan Fleshler Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere in February 2017
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, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Siren Socks: Revolutionizing Diabetes Foot Care with the Internet of Things (with Giveaway!)
Got neuropathy in your feet? We hope not, but if you do -- or suspect that you might -- you will absolutely want to know about a new company called Siren Care. It was founded by young Chinese-American entrepreneur Ran Ma, who after completing a Bi... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: The Envelope Please...
Tuning in to the Academy Awards this Sunday night? Did you know PWDs have their very own category? Thanks as always to the talented Jon Carter, who's been drawing for us here at the 'Mine for some time now. You can see more of his work over at... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine | Comics from Community Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Maintaining Diabetes Control in the Hospital
Happy Saturday, and welcome back to our weekly advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois. This week, Wil helps answer a question about diabetes management during a hospital stay for a hip replace... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Community Oscar Awards for 2017!
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 Dia... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Insulin Price-Fixing Lawsuits and How Diabetes Advocates Are Involved
You may have heard that the battle over insulin access and affordability has made its way into court, challenging status quo drug-pricing methods and actually accusing the three Big Insulin makers of illegal price-gouging that endangers people wit... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Implantable Insulin Pumps are Near Extinction, But Still Alive...
Once viewed as the future of diabetes technology, implantable insulin pumps have mostly vanished over the past decade and one might say the technology is nearly extinct.Yet even now in 2017, implantable pumps are still clinging to life.There are c... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

The Bitterness over 'Brittle Diabetes'
With the 10th annual Rare Disease Day just around the corner on Feb. 28, it's a perfect time to revisit the issue of "brittle diabetes" and how recognition of it as a rare disease (or lack thereof) has sparked a new wave of controversy recently. ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Reflecting on Presidents' Day 2017, Diabetes-Style
Happy Presidents' Day, America.It's time once again to mark the annual holiday established in 1885 that's meant to honor all who've held that office, past and present. And 2017 is certainly an interesting one, no? The first month of our 45th Pres... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Party Like It's 1859...?
Tomorrow is President's Day, and even our glucose meters can are getting in the spirit... Thanks to the talented Brad Slaight, an actor, comedian and fellow type 1 PWD in California who's best known in the D-Community under his alter ego: Me... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine | Comics from Community Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Trumping the Blood Sugar?
Welcome back to our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine - with your host veteran type 1, and diabetes author Wil Dubois. On this President's Day weekend, Wil is helping a reader trump his fears about the state of healthcare coverage in the U... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

DiabetesSisters Recruiting Voices to Help Improve Research
While we're on a roll updating you all about the activities of various advocacy orgs, here's another one we're excited about: the national women's diabetes group DiabetesSisters is launching a new project to open a direct line of communication bet... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

'Badass' Beyond Type 1 Creates Diabetes Access Fund
We've been writing a lot here about the crazy-complicated barriers to getting the tools and supplies we all need to manage our diabetes. You know, sifting through nebulous healthcare documents, spending endless hours on the phone, chasing down los... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Introducing Mandy Jones, New Director of Advocacy at the Diabetes Hands Foundation
When Mandy Jones was diagnosed with T1D five years ago in her final year of college, she felt like she was thrown into the deep end -- forced to paddle frantically to learn how to handle not only the basics of D-management, but the complicated, ev... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Partner Follies: Valentine's Day Reflections on Love and the 'Diabetes Machine'
Welcome back to our periodic Partner Follies series here at the 'Mine, in which we feature guest posts by spouses, romantic partners and loved ones about their POVs on diabetes. And as today's Valentine's Day, we thought it was a perfect time to ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

A Moose and Giraffe Go Poetic on Diabetes (Twofer Kids' Book Giveaway)
Yerachmiel Altman is a longtime type 1 living just southwest of Boston, who was diagnosed at a young age more than 55 years ago. He's been an early adopter of new diabetes technologies over the years -- employing MDI back before that was common, a... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

A Moose and Giraffe Go Poetic on Diabetes (Twofer Kids' Book Giveaway)
Yerachmiel Altman is a longtime type 1 who lives just southwest of Boston, who was diagnosed at a young age more than 55 years ago. He's been an early adopter of new diabetes technologies over the years -- employing MDI back before that was common... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: A Little Diabetes Love
Wondering what to give your PWD Valentine? Thanks as always to the talented Terry Keelan, a fellow type 1 living in Southern California who first shared this love drawing back in 2014. Since love is in the air this week, we found it share-wort... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine | Comics from Community Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Micromanaging the Microbrews (AKA: Drinking Craft Beer with Diabetes)
Welcome back to our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois.This week, Wil explores what's brewing (!) in the world of alcohol and diabetes, particularly when it comes to craft... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Seeing Beauty Through Artwork, Even with Diabetic Eye Disease
"Complications" of diabetes are always a scary prospect for those of us living with the disease. So we're always impressed to find PWDs who have managed to not only cope successfully with complications, but to use their experience to support and i... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Afrezza Updates: Upcoming TV Ads and Possibly 'The Uber of Diabetes'?
We're closely following the latest developments with Afrezza, the inhaled insulin that's now been on the market for a little over two years, and has been struggling to gain traction since Sanofi dropped its marketing deal with manufacturers MannKi... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Furniture Company Family Donates Millions to Cure Diabetes (in Six Years?!)
Have you heard the news about the family in the furniture business that's investing millions of dollars into type 1 diabetes cure research?The Wanek Family in Wisconsin -- the name behind the national Ashley Furniture store chain -- led an effort ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs