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

NEWSFLASH: Medtronic Brings Back Stand-Alone CGM with New Guardian Connect
For the first time in a decade, people with diabetes in the U.S. who are not using an insulin pump can get a stand-alone continuous glucose monitor (CGM) from Medtronic Diabetes.  The company announced Monday that it had received FDA approval on Ma... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Could New Diabetes A1C Guidelines Do More Harm Than Good?
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published new care guidelines suggesting higher blood sugar targets for people with type 2 diabetes. But many fear they may be doing harm than good with this change, that could potentially lead to patie... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

This Is Your Brain on Diabetes
The brain is a mysterious thing. And when diabetes is thrown into the mix, there's even more mystery. At Yale University, researchers have recently uncovered some answers to a brain-related question for those in the Diabetes Community: Why don't ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: A Wrinkle in Time, Again
Does this look familiar to anyone else realizing it was time to "spring forward" for Daylight Saving Time  once again?   Yup, it was time to bump the clocks forward an hour again this Sunday morning at 2 a.m., along with adjusting all our glucose ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Dating Someone with Diabetes? Welcome to Our World
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 longtime type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois, who spent many years working as a c... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

A Dia-versary Note to My Pancreas (and Ghosts of Diabetes Past)
As I mark my 34th year living with type 1 diabetes, it's a perfect chance to pen a letter to my lazy pancreas.You know, the main culprit behind this chronic condition who managed to convince my immune system it ought to attack what it shouldn't.B... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Six Diabetes Instagrammers to Know!
When many of us consider the DOC (Diabetes Online Community), we probably first think of the connections we've made through blogs or on Twitter and Facebook. But there's a whole wealth of online communities around diabetes that you may not be awar... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Interviewing AADE's New Leader Donna Ryan
The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is an important organization that sets the tone for diabetes care across the board. Its newest president as of January is Florida-based Donna Ryan, a registered nurse and dietitian with a quart... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Meet BluHale: Afrezza Inhaled Insulin's New Data-Tracking Accessory
People with diabetes using Afrezza inhaled insulin will hopefully soon have access to a new Bluetooth accessory called BluHale that will help them know if they're taking the medication properly and getting the full dose. The idea is to build this ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Revisiting Dr. Seuss' "Fun with Diabetes"
Do you love the legendary oddball children's author Dr. Seuss? Well, who doesn't?!The whole nation marked "Read Across America Day" on Friday (March 2) in honor of what would have been his 114th birthday. For our part (just a little belated), we'd... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Academy (A1C) Awards 2018!
Tuning in to the Academy Awards this Sunday night? We PWDs have our own version too...    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 ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Research Mice and a Diabetes 'Cure'
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 looks at diabetes research and ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Instagram Imagery: You're Just My Type (of Diabetes)
One of the social media platforms that's taken off in the diabetes space lately is the photo-sharing app Instagram, which clearly isn't "just for fun" these days with many brands investing in reaching customers there.Turns out it lends itself inc... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D ’Mine: Get Answers to All Your Diabetes Questions!
 Do you have questions about navigating life with diabetes? Then you came to the right place. Here at DiabetesMine, we've been running a weekly diabetes advice column called Ask D'Mine every Saturday since the start of 2011. We've literally addre... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Dr. David Kendall: From Lilly Diabetes to Leading MannKind's Afrezza Research
The future of Afrezza inhaled insulin maker MannKind Corp. has been the subject of quite a bit of controversy, with some very vocal naysayers predicting the demise of the California company.That's not happened, and in fact, new leadership has help... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: February 2018
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, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Field-Testing Companion Medical's New 'InPen' Smart Insulin Pen
Imagine if you will an insulin pen that can tell you how much insulin you need to correct an errant high blood sugar. One that can suggest the size of bolus needed to cover a bowl of Mac& Cheese. One that can actually track insulin on board (IOB)... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

The 2018 Diabetes Oscars Go To...
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 Diabete... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Olympics, Diabetes Style
Today is the final day of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. But the "Diabetes Olympics" never stop, do they? Mental image:    We actually think every PWD deserves a medal for what we endure every day!Thanks for this illustration go to ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Sleep Apnea in a Young Type 1?
Hey There, welcome back to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by Wil Dubois in New Mexico, a veteran type 1 and diabetes author with experience working as a clinical diabetes specialist. This week, a reader is finally stumping Wil with ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Experimenting with Old-School (Cheaper) Insulin Products
Browsing the diabetes online universe lately, we've seen numerous examples of people experimenting with various types of insulins -- some seeking lower-cost options, and others trying out newer insulins or different combinations often when they've... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Type One Run - New Fitness Support Network for Diabetes Peeps
A new program gives people with diabetes a way to tap into their inner runner -- and a fun incentive to "get off the couch," if that's what's needed.   Nope, this isn't another group of high-octane marathon runners and triathletes. Instead, it's... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sizing Up #ATTD2018 — Big European Diabetes Tech Conference
One of the biggest diabetes happenings of the year is Europe's Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) conference, and this year, thousands gathered for the recent event held in Vienna, Austria, to talk shop.While the "latest and ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

A Demand for Better Glucagon Policies and Products
For those of us living with diabetes, severe low blood sugars requiring emergency help are always a possibility. But the odds are unfortunately not in our favor that someone nearby will be able to respond properly and administer glucagon to save u... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

"Lucky Few" Book Touches on Diabetes and Teen Angst (with Giveaway!)
Those who've lived through the teenage years with diabetes know how trying it can be. Adolescence is tough enough without the complexity of bouncing blood sugars and inevitably asking that universal question: "Why me?"Those thoughts come alive in ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Have a Nice (Diabetes) Day!
Don't worry, be happy... Thankfully, some devices are helping us get there.  Thanks to the creative Gareth Morgan, a type 1 in England and biomedical researcher-turned-illustrator who's a regular hereat the 'Mine, lending us his cartooning talen... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: How to Manage Steroids with Diabetes
Hey, Diabetes Community! Welcome 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, Wil explores the ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Hacking the Abbott Libre Flash Glucose Monitor
When the Abbott FreeStyle Libre first hit the American market a few months back, there was much ado about the label "Flash Glucose Monitoring" versus Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM).The Libre is a not a CGM as we know it, many argue, because: ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

On Medicare with Diabetes? We've Got Good News
If you're on Medicare and get your diabetes testing supplies through a mail order pharmacy, you're in luck -- things are about to get a lot better. That is, you'll soon have expanded access to the most accurate devices, and non-generic D-supplies ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Some of the Sweetest Diabetes Things
Love is in the air for Valentine's Day today! With our minds always on the Diabetes Community, we were curious about how our peeps would respond to the question: "What's the sweetest thing someone has ever done for you related to diabetes?"We ask... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs