Livongo Coaching Product Review
One of the most interactive glucose meters I've ever used is the Livongo In Touch, with its touchscreen color display and subscription-based model for ordering new strips. Introduced in 2014, this meter is paired with a coaching service that we pr... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

New Diabetes Data and Smartwatch Tech at CES 2017
Hey Diabetes Peeps, did you know that the term "complications" isn't always negative?Yep, it's a little known fact that in horology (the art of measuring time), a complication refers to any feature in a timepiece that goes beyond just simply displ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Holiday Blahs: On Being Sick with Diabetes
Some of you may know from following us on social media that I've been under the weather over the holidays. Yuck!For the past month, I've had a cold and persistent cough that have been messing with my diabetes management.With it being the start of ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

A New Approach to Diabetes Subtypes (And Legitimizing Prediabetes)
Diabetes isn't a blood sugar disease, but rather a beta cell dysfunction disease.That's what a new collaborative report from top diabetes scientists and medical officers says. By couching it that way, we may no longer talk about just "having diabe... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Diabemon
Word is there's a new game in 2017 for the Diabetes Community... Hey, we're already playing that game, no?! :)Thanks to the artistic Gareth Morgan, a fellow type 1 in England and biomedical researcher-turned-illustrator who's been lending us hi... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine | Comics from Community Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Depression, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks
Happy Saturday, Friends! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois.This week, Wil offers some thoughts to a scared type 1 peep in Tennessee about high A1Cs who feel... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Dr. Dana Hardin of Eli Lilly: A Grandmother's Diabetes Influence
Dr. Dana Hardin is a pediatric endocrinologist and medical director at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, IN, where she's been practicing for more than 20 years. She's also been a pioneer in research on the capabilities of medical alert dogs. ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

DKA Awareness Campaigns Kick Into High Gear
Raising awareness about dangerous DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis) seems to be all the rage these days.We've seen several new campaigns recently focused on preventing a missed diagnosis or undiagnosed diabetes altogether, coupled with DKA (a state of s... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Emily Kaufman: Child Singing Star Tramples Type 1 Diabetes
Emily Taylor Kaufman is a little powerhouse. Just 12 years old and in the 7th grade, she's already graced the musical stage, won a singing contest run by Phil Collins, and been signed on by a national talent agency. She's appeared in 15 musical pr... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Tech 'Spectations for 2017
It's a New Year's tradition here at the 'Mine to look ahead at the new technology and tools we expect to see coming down the pike in the year ahead.Even before the calendar rolled over, we knew 2017 would be a big year -- with the market launch t... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Happy New Year
The new year is upon us, and with it, an urge to clean house... Thanks for this illustration go to legendary cartoonist Jerry King, whom we're proud to feature at the 'Mine regularly. See older comics » – (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - January 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine | Comics from Community Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: New Horizons for the New Year
Here we are again with our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and clinical specialist Wil Dubois.Happy New Year's Eve tonight to all!Today, Wil's sharing details about a new chapter in his perso... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 31, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: December 2016 Edition
The time has come to say goodbye to 2016, as we get ready to ring in a new year.But before we do, it's worth taking a look back at this final month of '16 to reflect on all the outstanding diabetes blog posts that have shined brighter than any ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 30, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Escaping Technology: A Halt in Insulin Pumping for Me
Here we are, at the end of 2016.And with that, I've made a decision: No more insulin pumping for me.For most of this past year, I've been disconnected from my pump, which is unusual for me since I have pumped since the middle of 2001, taking onl... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 29, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

California Mom Champions Access to Better Diabetes Healthcare Coverage
When Brenda Hunter's daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a little over two years ago, the California mom had no idea what she'd face on the insurance front -- nor that the challenges she experienced in that first year would lead her to fou... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 28, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Happy Holiday Wishes 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all today!! We're chilling a bit in the wake of both Christmas and the start of Hanukkah this past weekend (which runs through Dec. 31 this year). This season, our parent company Healthline Media created this quite lovely holi... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 26, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: July - December 2016
« See newer comics Sunday Funnies: Amazing Holiday Gifts! Happy Holidays to All today! Here's a gadget we could all use... Thanks for this illustration go to legendary cartoonist Jerry King, who we're proud to feature at the 'Mine regularly. ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 25, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine | Comics from Community Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Do Reindeer Get Diabetes?
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 veteran type 1, diabetes author and clinical specialist Wil Dubois.Happy Christmas ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 24, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

The Year in Diabetes: Looking Back on 2016
With the New Year just days away, we're keeping up our tradition of reviewing what made this past year, 2016, one to remember in the Diabetes World and here at the 'Mine.We've had some big moments this year, and if we had to boil it down to one p... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 22, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich and Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Navigating the Affordable Care Act with Diabetes (Part 2)
As you may have read earlier this week, for me the clock is ticking. I need to choose my family's new health insurance. Today. I suppose I'm lucky, as in my state of New Mexico, I actually have 23 plans-from four different insurance companies-to... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 21, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Diabetic Foodie: Why I'm Grateful for My Type 2 Diabetes
As we head into the holidays, we can't help having food on the mind.That's why it's a perfect time to share a perspective from Shelby Kinnaird, a 50-something in Richmond, VA, who's been living with type 2 diabetes for nearly 20 years. She blogs o... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 20, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Navigating the Sunset (?) of the Affordable Care Act (Part 1)
This morning, I woke up with a nasty hangover. And no health insurance for the first time since my diagnosis. As you might expect, the two are related. How did this happen? Well, the hangover came from drinking too much. The lack of insu... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 19, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Tis the Season... To Decorate!
The holiday season is here, and we're all in the festive mood, right...?! Whatever holiday you happen to celebrate, we hope it's a decorative one!Thanks as always to the talented Jon Carter, who's been drawing for us here at the 'Mine for some ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 18, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine | Comics from Community Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: In Case of Diabetes Emergency, Break Glass
We're back once again with Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois.This week, Wil's talking what to do in case of insulin shock, and some things you may not know about gluca... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 17, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Saying Goodbye to D-Dad and Advocate Alan Thicke
We lost an icon this week in Alan Thicke. He's the Canadian actor best known for playing iconic TV dad Dr. Jason Seaver on the '80s sitcom "Growing Pains." And hearing of his death seems like a punch to the gut for an entire generation (myself in... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 16, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

'Generic' Biosimilar Insulin Becoming Reality!
As our community struggles with the skyrocketing prices of insulin, new hope dawns. After screaming for years that "WE WANT GENERIC INSULIN!," we are now finally entering the long-awaited era of biosimilars (even if they aren't technically called... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 15, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins and Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Meet Dr. Chase: The Man Behind the Pink Panther Diabetes Books (and Much More!)
You may not have heard his name before, but everyone in the Diabetes Community really should know about the Colorado-based endocrinologist Dr. H. Peter Chase.Even if you don't immediately recognize his name, you might be familiar with the Pink Pan... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 14, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs