A'Missed Diagnosis' Diabetes Story
DiabetesMine shares the story of a botched diabetes diagnosis in Chicago, in which doctors would not listen to the patient's concerns and experiences. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Hopscotch Insulin?
Our weekly DiabetesMine advice column addresses whether it's OK to take your insulin every other day with diabetes. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: On Meth Addiction with Diabetes
Our weekly DiabetesMine advice column addresses a question about just how bad crystal meth use is for people with diabetes. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Units vs. Millileters in Insulin Dosing
Our weekly diabetes advice column explains how to convert Lantus insulin doses for use of the highly concentrated Toujeo insulin, without overdosing. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

' That Time I Didn't Fall Off a Roof on Fire from a Low Blood Sugar '
A Kentucky man shares his story of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 18 months, and growing up to become a local volunteer firefighter. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: April 2018 Edition
They say April showers bring May flowers...Yep, there have been some sweet, but also serious and savory blog posts from around the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) this month, with many bookmark-worthy reads from our friends sharing stories online... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D?Mine: Get Answers to All Your Diabetes Questions!
Our weekly advice column at DiabetesMine provides answers to all sorts of questions about life with diabetes, from patients in the trenches. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

CheckMate Diabetes App: A Little Help from Our Friends?
A new app created by Harvard students aims to motivate people to check glucose and keep on top of diabetes via community interaction and gamification. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Ask DMine: Dr. Peter Cottontail?s Easter Diabetes Diet Solution
Our weekly diabetes advice column offers tips on healthy eating that won't spike blood sugar during the Easter holiday. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

The Betes Bros Boost Diabetes Community Spirit
You may have heard of the Betes Bros, a relatively new group of social media peeps who've been making a name for themselves in our Diabetes Online Community over the course of the past year. It's all the brainchild of longtime type 1 Chris Picke... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Comedian Gets Serious About (Lack of) Diversity in the Diabetes Community
With April being National Minority Health Month, diversity and inclusiveness are top of mind. This is an issue that arguably doesn't get enough serious attention in our Diabetes Community -- be it online or at in-person meetups and conferences.One... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

'That Time I Didn't Fall Off a Roof on Fire from a Low Blood Sugar'
Not long ago, an endocrinologist emailed us to ask if we knew of any firefighters with T1D who might be able to connect with one of his newly diagnosed patients worried about that career path being blocked to him. We tapped the vast Diabetes Onlin... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Eli Lilly Dives Into Islet Cell Encapsulation and Diabetes Cure Research
Big insulin maker Eli Lilly is stepping into islet cell encapsulation, marking its first foray into a type of research that could bring about a new era of treating and potentially curing type 1 diabetes. In early April, the Indianapolis-based Pha... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Those Diabetes Headlines
In the D-world, we're very familiar with "alternative facts"... 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 t... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Units vs. Millileters in Insulin Dosing
Got questions about life with diabetes? So do we! That's why we offer our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author Wil Dubois in New Mexico.Confused about converting various units to get insulin dosing... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

5 Diabetes Tumblr Feeds to Follow
These days, the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) extends far beyond blogs, Twitter and Facebook. There are so many dynamic new platforms to visit and share on!As a self-described social media maven who happens to have type 1 myself, I've been exci... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Revisiting the Old-School Days of Diabetes
What an honor it is today to share the story of a New York man who's now well into his  seventh decade of living with type 1 diabetes: Richard Vaughn, author of Beating the Odds. Richard was diagnosed in 1945, long before today's flurry of insulin ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

How Medicare Is Going All-In On Diabetes Prevention
We've all heard the rhetoric: Diabetes is preventable.Sometimes, it causes us to roll our eyes, or even get a bit more emotional depending on the context in which that claim is made.   Actually, we've known for a looooong time that type 2 diabetes... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

GlucosEnough: A Powerhouse Type 1 Diabetes Advocate in North Carolina
We always love to find strong new voices in our Diabetes Community, so today we're thrilled to feature a fellow type 1 North Carolina, Aaron Johnson. Aaron has lived with T1D for more than three decades since he was just a toddler. He recently le... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Diabetes and the Tax Man
With Tax Day just around the corner, many of us have the financials on the mind...   Yup, diabetes sure ain't cheap (sigh).Thanks again to the talented Jerry King, a regular cartoonist here at the 'Mine,who's a worldwide drawing talent creating mo... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: On Meth Addiction with Diabetes
Got questions about life with diabetes? So do we! That's why we offer our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author Wil Dubois in New Mexico.This week, Wil takes on a serious question about drug use and... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Yes, You Can: Safely Drink Alcohol with Diabetes
April is  Alcohol Awareness Month, so what better time to share resources from the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) aimed at raising awareness about diabetes and drinking? Some of the most common questions we get -- from folks newly diagnosed with ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Small But Mighty: Mom Invents Clever Diabetes Supply Reminder
How many times have you dashed out the door without those all-important diabetes supplies?Maybe you forgot your glucose meter or insulin pen, or possibly an OmniPod insulin pump receiver or backup infusion set, or test strips in case you need them... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

A Bad Case: Dark Comedy on Life with Diabetes
If we can't laugh a little about the ups and downs of diabetes, we're bound to lose our minds. That is the premise behind a new dark comedy web-series being produced by fellow type 1 and longtime diabetes advocate Erin Spineto, who doesn't shy aw... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

On National Siblings Day: Brothers and Sisters Who Share Type 1 Diabetes
Every April 10th is  National Siblings Day, a fun awareness day that's been celebrated since 1995, although it doesn't hold official federal holiday status.In the spirit of honoring beloved brothers and sisters, today we're thrilled to feature sto... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

A Better Way: Helping People Recoup Their Healthcare Costs
An audacious little Oakland-based start-up called Better is tackling one of the most critical problems in America's nutty healthcare system: people getting buried under heavy "out-of-network" healthcare expenses. That's an important but underpubl... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Diabetes on the Mind
Yep, the daily diabetes routine can be a bit overwhelming at times...   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. ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Hopscotch Insulin?
Need help navigating life with diabetes? You can always Ask D'Mine! Welcome again to our weekly Q&A column, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator  Wil Dubois. This week, Wil is talking about just how minimal you can get ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

NEWS: Sanofi Launches New Admelog Insulin at Reduced Price
As brand-name insulins that have dominated the market continue going off patent, new "biosimilar" versions are poised to shake up the diabetes world. And now... Hello, generic meal-time insulin!This week, Sanofi launched its meal-time insulin Adme... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Insulin Affordability Action: All Across the USA and Growing Stronger
You might say the advocacy and action aimed at Insulin Affordability is catching on like wildfire, as more grassroots efforts spring up across the USA.Just take a look at some of these most recent examples:A state lawmaker in Oregon who's been liv... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Warming Up to Do-It-Yourself Diabetes Looping
When longtime type 1 Doug Boss in Texas first started exploring do-it-yourself closed loop diabetes technology, he didn't have high expectations. As a self-employed IT analyst, the 30-year T1 began tinkering with his own "Artificial Pancreas" just... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

A 'Missed Diagnosis' Diabetes Story
For lots of people who are told they have diabetes, good advice and care are hard to come by! What's really tragic is when they are wrongly informed or led astray.Today, we're sharing such a story from D-peep Bruce Burkhalter, who's been living wi... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Diabetes Meter PEEPS
Happy Easter today, diabetes-style...  Thanks as always to the talented Jon Carter, who's been drawing for us here at the 'Mine for some time now. You can check out the more of his work over at CARTerTOONS. March Madness Bracketology, Diabetes... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask DMine: Dr. Peter Cottontail ’s Easter Diabetes Diet Solution
Happy Easter Weekend, Diabetes Friends!Welcome back to  Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois in New Mexico, who has a number of years' experience as a clinical diabetes specialist. This week,... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: March 2018
It's amazing to realize that we're already through a full quarter of 2018 -- how the year flies! Of course, we're happy every month to find outstanding posts from around the Diabetes Online Community (DOC). As the sports world is going a bit craz... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

NEWSFLASH: FDA OKs New Dexcom G6 CGM!
Hello, Dexcom G6! Our diabetes community is pretty excited about this week's FDA approval of the latest generation of the Dexcom continuous glucose monitor, for good reason! The new Dexcom G6 CGM is the first of its kind offering direct-to-phone ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

An Interview with American Idol Veteran and T1 Actor Kevin Covais
Who remembers Kevin Covais from Season 5 of American Idol? He was that nerdy finalist with glasses who America compared to Chicken Little. But lo and behold, he's also living with type 1 diabetes and has become a successful young actor as well as ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Metronom Health: Building Smaller, More Accurate and Cheaper CGM
As more companies eye the ever-expanding continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) universe, an almost unheard-of little startup in California is developing a new sensing product that could truly change the game. The idea sounds a bit contradictory, o... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

The Transportation Challenge in Diabetes Care
One of the biggest barriers to good diabetes care in this country is... wait for it... just getting there.Yep, never-mind having good insurance; for many across the country the biggest challenge is simply transportation to the healthcare they need... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: March Madness Bracketology, Diabetes Style
As with all things, college basketball bracketology sure would look different with diabetes in its midst...   Thanks as always to the talented Jon Carter, who's been drawing for us here at the 'Mine for some time now. You can check out the more o... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Money, Insurance and Insulin
Happy Saturday! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois in New Mexico, who happens to have experience as a clinical diabetes specialist. This week, Wil takes a plunge into the finan... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

A World Travel Writer Packing Diabetes
When you think of Conde Nast and jet-setters traveling the world, you rarely think of diabetes. But  Karyn Wofford, a fellow T1 D peep in Georgia, has managed to conquer that lifestyle despite the challenges of life on insulin.She's also a trained ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Discrimination at Child Care Centers Gets Slapped
Imagine you had a one-year-old with type 1 diabetes who needed go to day care so you could work to support your family. At first, the only affordable day care center near you was fine with giving the baby insulin, but later they reneged. What woul... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sleeping Aids and Diabetes
Even as I'm typing this, my eyes are watering and I'm suppressing a yawn.Yes, I live with type 1 diabetes and regularly don't get enough sleep -- the two often go hand-in-hand. Whether it be the need to get up and check my blood sugar level or res... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Living with 'Medical Mysteries' Beyond Diabetes
Today we're pleased to welcome Michelle Auerbach, a 20-something fellow type 1 diabetes blogger in Ontario, Canada.   She's the daughter of a T1D mom, and was diagnosed herself at age 12. But she's also living with other health conditions that mak... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Paying Tribute to Women in Diabetes History (!)
Hopefully you're all aware that March is Women's History Month, so of course we thought to highlight some of the influential women who've made an indelible impact on our Diabetes Community.Our list below reflects on decades past as well as women ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: A Diabetes St. Paddy's Day
Still recovering from St. Patrick's Day festivities this weekend? Anyone spot this little green guy?  Green beer or not, hope everyone had a safe time!Thanks to our regular contributor Jerry King, an accomplished cartoonist who creates more than ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Alcohol and Glucagon, a Poor Mixed Drink
Need help navigating life with diabetes? Then Ask D'Mine! That would be our weekly Question& Answer column hosted by veteran type 1, former community educator and diabetes author Wil  Dubois. This week, Wil's talking alcohol -- a somewhat taboo to... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

CheckMate Diabetes App: A Little Help from Our Friends …
We know, we know... there are tons of apps out there that have to do with reminding PWDs (people with diabetes) to check their glucose more often, and track parameters like food, dosing and exercise. But this one's a bit different, taking a commun... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Rocker Bret Michaels Joins Insulin Affordability Fight
Insulin affordability advocacy may be getting a major celebrity boost. That is, legendary rock singer Bret Michaels of Poison has vowed to add his name to the roster of those passionate about the #insulin4all fight. Remember he's one of us, diagn... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs