Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: May 2017
We're now at the end of the fifth month of 2017, which is simply amazing. How quickly this year is going by! Of course, the summer months bring a bevy of diabetes conference activity and we're excited about that, but it's already been a busy Ma... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Trial-Testing the New Accu-Chek Guide Meter: No-Spill Strips, Great Port Light
When you get a new glucose meter and can't wait to try shaking out test strips and checking whether the blood droplet is visible in the dark, that might very well be a sign you're about to embark on a different type of diabetes product review. E... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Happy Memorial Day 2017
Hey, Friends! We're taking it easy for this extended Memorial Day holiday weekend, and hope you are too.Mike's visiting Indianapolis for the Indy 500 race weekend (congrats to both T1D drivers, Charlie Kimball and Conor Daly for their "racing with... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Grill It Up
Another Memorial Day weekend brings remembrance, and of course a certain amount of festivity... Thanks to our regular contributor Jerry King, an accomplished cartoonist who creates more than 200 illustrations each month for websites, magazine... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 28, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine | Comics from Community Source Type: blogs

Trekking America's National Parks with Type 1 Diabetes
Traveling can be such an incredible experience, but too often people with diabetes don't realize they are able to take on some of the most spectacular adventures that exist in this world.Longtime type 1 Jeremy Larsen hopes to change that. He's an ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Prioritizing Mental Health with Diabetes -- At Last!
For the first time in history (as far as we can tell), a major national diabetes organization has put the spotlight on the psychosocial aspects of living with this condition, helping to raise the profile of mental health+diabetes in the United Sta... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

NEWSFLASH: Tidepool Announces Big Data Donation Project for Diabetes!
Imagine that all your blood glucose results and other data tracked by your insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor and other gadgets could serve the greater good and help accelerate research -- at no cost to you -- and you'd even get a chance to ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Targeting Employer Health Plans on Insulin Access
Today we continue our ongoing coverage of the Insulin Affordability and Access Crisis in the U.S. with a fascinating interview by our correspondent Dan Fleshler in New York, who's been following the role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and wha... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Dan Fleshler Source Type: blogs

Adam Brown: Diabetes Bright Spots and Landmines (with Book Giveaway!)
When does a book go beyond being just "a good read"? When it changes how you think and allows you to learn more about yourself, for one thing. That's how I feel about the new title Bright Spots& Landmines written by fellow type 1 D-peep Adam ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Diabetes BINGO...!
If diabetes was a game of bingo, it might play out like this... Thanks to the artistic Gareth Morgan, a fellow type 1 in England and biomedical researcher-turned-illustrator who lends us his drawing talents regularly here at the 'Mine. Su... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine | Comics from Community Source Type: blogs

Visiting the Banting House, Birthplace of Insulin in Canada
On a recent vacation to Canada, I was able to visit the "birthplace of insulin," the house where insulin co-discoverer Dr. Frederick Banting lived and worked at the time when he came up with the idea that would lead to this life-saving miracle dru... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

One Day Left to Enter! The 2017 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest
Hey All, you have just one day left to apply to the 2017 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest for a chance to win a full scholarship to attend our annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit, happening on Friday, Nov. 17, at Stanford University School ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Livongo Hits the Open Market, Launches Multi-Org Diabetes Donation Program
For the first time since it launched three years ago, the Livongo glucose meter paired with a coaching service is now available for PWDs (people with diabetes) to purchase directly without having to go through their doctors, clinics or employers.O... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

D-Blog Week: On Costs, Fears, and Negativity
There's a lot at stake for the Diabetes Community these days, and the costs are high for all of us.So it's fitting that today, the second day of Diabetes Blog Week 2017, the focus is on financial burden and other obstacles:"Let's discuss how cost ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Hello Diabetes Blog Week 2017 (Plus Prepping for the Unexpected)
Welcome to another round of Diabetes Blog Week!It's the 8th consecutive year of this initiative, bringing together our vocal D-community to rally around the same topic each day for a week running.You may remember that this effort was spearheaded b... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Mother's Day
Moms always care soooo much, which takes on new proportions when you've got the 'betes... Thanks to the talented Jon Carter of CARTerTOONS -- and his mom, of course! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, ALL! Sunday Funnies: In Pursuit of Fitness Published... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine | Comics from Community Source Type: blogs

For Mother's Day: Enduring Lessons on T1D Parenting
Mother's Day is this coming Sunday, and we're wishing a happy one to all the D-Moms everywhere! (And all the other moms too, of course.)We thought this was a lovely time to revisit an informational T1D MOMs post by none other than the founder of t... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Saying Goodbye to Pioneering Diabetes Advocate David Mendosa
We referred to him as a "father of the Diabetes Online Community," and anyone who'd ever known or connected with him felt the passion to help that burned beneath his kind and gentle spirit. It's no exaggeration to say that David Mendosa was one of... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins and Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Investor Updates: The Latest in Diabetes Tech (Spring 2017)
To help keep you all up on what's new and hot in diabetes technology, we continue to follow the industry's quarterly "earnings calls" -- webcast sessions designed to update investors on product pipelines and business projections. Heading into mid-... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Tech-Friendly Clothing Choices for Women with Diabetes
For women especially, wearing a bunch of diabetes devices can be quite a struggle. Personally, I use the OmniPod patch pump that does away with dangling tubes, but in these days of #WeAreNotWaiting and do-it-yourself closed loop system innovations... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

All Aboard “The Insulin Express”! (New Book Review with Giveaway)
From CNN Jerusalem correspondent Oren Liebermann comes a new type of diabetes book – part travelogue, part chronic disease memoir – that traces his story of low-budget trekking around the world, with a life-changing diagnosis of type 1 diabetes al... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

All Aboard “The Insulin Express”! (New Book Review with Giveaway)
From CNN Jerusalem correspondent Oren Liebermann comes a new type of diabetes book – part travel log, part chronic disease memoir – that traces his story of low-budget trekking around the world, with a life-changing diagnosis of type 1 diabetes al... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: In Pursuit of Fitness
Darn the challenges of physical fitness! We'll take all the help we can get, right?Thanks to the ever-talented Jerry King, an accomplished worldwide cartoonist who can always make us smile. Sunday Funnies: A PWD's Best Friend Published Apr... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine | Comics from Community Source Type: blogs

Logan Merwin: The T1 Boy Behind the 'Fueled By Insulin' Race Truck
Since he was just a toddler, 10-year-old Logan Merwin in Connecticut has had a love for cars that's evolved from playing with Hot Wheels toy cars to big dreams of monster truck racing when he grows up. Given that he's been living with type 1 since... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Find Local Clinical Trials
Get connected to new treatments and the latest clinical trials. Clinical trials are used to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new treatments for a wide range of conditions. All new medications and treatment devices must be thoroughly tested... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: The Healthline Editorial Team Source Type: blogs

Logan Merwin: The T1 Boy Behind the 'Fueled By Insulin' Race Truck
Since he was just a toddler, 10-year-old Logan Merwin in Connecticut has had a love for cars that's evolved from playing with Hot Wheels toy cars to big dreams of monster truck racing when he grows up. Given that he's been living with type 1 since... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Life Insurance and Diabetes: Moving Past Denial
Today we hear again from Rachel Kerstetter, a longtime T1D who's a PR pro in Ohio and works with us here at the 'Mine on our Twitter feed (look for initials 'RK'). Rachel has spent some time researching the tricky topic of life insurance options w... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Calling PBMs (Pharmacy Benefit Managers) to the Carpet
Today our correspondent Dan Fleshler, a longtime T1D writer and media strategist, continues our series of articles on Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs).Under hashtag #PBMsExposed, we're calling these healthcare power brokers to the carpet on thei... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Dan Fleshler Source Type: blogs

MannKind Sponsors New Diabetes Reality TV Show, 'Reversed'
In what appears to be the first-of-its-kind, a new reality TV show focused specifically on diabetes will be airing this summer on the Discovery Life Channel.Created by celebrity chef Charles Mattocks, a type 2 himself since 2009 who happens to be ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs