Dexcom's New Touchscreen Receiver Brings a Fresh Design
The Dexcom CGM (continuous glucose monitor) has a new touchscreen receiver that's begun shipping over the past couple months.The company released this new touch-activated receiver in early Fall with little fanfare -- not even a press release -- an... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Talking Diabetes and Behavior Change with Andy Page of Livongo
We were excited for a chance recently to connect with one of the newest execs at the disruptive diabetes startup Livongo, one of a few new outfits pairing a sexy glucose meter with coaching services, along with unlimited test strips via mail order... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Companion Medical Launches First Bluetooth-Enabled "Smart" Insulin Pen!
We PWDs (people with diabetes) now have a new "smart" option for dosing and tracking our insulin: a pen that offers many of the capabilities and functions of an infusion pump, but without the need to wear a device on our bodies 24/7.That is, Compa... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Tis the Season... (Grrrr)
Oh, the holiday season joys tangled up with our lives with diabetes... Thanks to the ever-talented Jerry King, a world-renowned cartoonist whom we're proud to feature at the 'Mine monthly. Sunday Funnies: Diabetes Cold Hands... Brrrr! For many... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: A Full Plate of Health and Diabetes Concerns
Got questions about life with diabetes? So do we! That's why we offer our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by our snarky diabetes expert Wil Dubois, a veteran type 1 and diabetes author.This week, Wil helps out a struggling woma... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

NEWS: FDA Approves First Fast-Acting Copycat Insulin, Sanofi's Admelog
As brand-name insulins that have dominated the market continue going off patent, new "generic" copy versions are poised to shake up the diabetes world.And now... Hello, generic meal-time insulin! On Dec. 11, the first short-acting insulin of this ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: December 2017
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Source: Diabetes Mine - December 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Can Peer-to-Peer Advice Transform Healthcare?
I've lost track of all the questions about my type 1 diabetes that I've answered by turning to the Diabetes Online Community (aka "the DOC").It's been a wellspring of knowledge and wisdom, helping me figure out if I should try new technology, the ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Dan Fleshler Source Type: blogs

Abbott FreeStyle Libre Has Potential, But Runs Low
I confess: When I first heard about the new FreeStyle Libre from Abbott, before ever using it, I thought it sounded like a stupid product. It was billed as sort of a magic wand that used a sensor stuck onto your body like a regular CGM (continuou... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Losing Net Neutrality Threatens Online Health Info and Communities!
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing a critical change in how the Internet is regulated, taking a vote on Thursday, Dec. 14, that could spell and end to the notion of a free and open web. And yes, the Internet is freaking out,... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Talking Diabetes and Behavior Change with Andy Page of Livongo
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Source: Diabetes Mine - December 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

A Special Holiday Poem Edition of Ask D'Mine
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Source: Diabetes Mine - December 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Highlighting Healthcare Fixes at the 2017 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit
On Friday, Nov. 17 we held our 7th annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit (#dbminesummit17) at Stanford School of Medicine – this year with a theme of "Problem-Solving Our Healthcare." That is, given how healthcare has become so politicized and gr... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Diabetes Cold Hands... Brrrr!
For many out there, those bone-chilling winter temperatures have started setting in -- and with them, one more "fun" little challenge for us PWDs (people with diabetes)... Brrr. Our fingers and BGs are shivering! Thanks to the ever-talented Jer... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Staging a Type 1 Diabetes Intervention
Happy Saturday! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author and former clinical diabetes specialist Wil Dubois in New Mexico. This week, Wil is corresponding with a worried mom whose daughter is ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Introducing "Diabetes Strong"
There's a new diabetes resource website in town!OK, it's not exactly brand new... Rather, a familiar site now rebranded with a whole new look and reader-friendly style.Say hello to Diabetes Strong. What began as The FitBlog in 2015 has just under... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

JDRF Gets Feisty on Insurance and Congressional Diabetes Funding Advocacy
Diagnosed with type 1 just before Christmas 1972 when he was 7 years old, Tom Webb is no stranger to dealing with insurance hassles through the years. This South Carolina D-peep has been through it all -- or so he thought.Lately, in trying to get ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Announcing: The 2017 DiabetesMine Usability Innovation Award WINNERS!
Today we're pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 DiabetesMineTM Usability Innovation Awards – unveiled at the seventh annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit on Nov. 17 at Stanford School of Medicine (detailed event report coming soon). Yo... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

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Source: Diabetes Mine - December 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Digging Into the Fall 2017 DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange
We hope many of you were able to watch the livestream from the Nightscout Foundation of our Fall 2017 DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange forum that took place on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Stanford University. It's hard to believe this is the 5th year we'... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

A "Robot Relative": New Children's Book Helps Explain Diabetes Tech (with Giveaway!)
It certainly can be an interesting experience trying to explain diabetes to the little kids in our lives -- attempting to simplify this complex condition and all that goes with it in ways their young minds can grasp.Fortunately, when it comes to e... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Diabetes Holiday Shopping Adventures
Ah, the joys of holiday shopping season... 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. Sunday Funnies: The Diabetes Awar... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Best Apps for Carb Counting?
Who doesn't sometimes need a little help navigating life with diabetes? That's why we offer Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column, hosted by longtime type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois.This week, Wil's putting on his medtech hat in answering a q... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Just A 'Tad Diabetic'
It's always nice to greet new faces in our Diabetes Online Community, so today we're happy to hand the blog-mic over to Tad Roberts in North Texas to share his story.Tad was diagnosed in his '20s more than two decades ago, and just recently starte... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

NEWS: Lilly Developing Its Own Insulin Pump and Smart Pen Device
In the next two or three years, Eli Lilly wants to become more than just an insulin company.The Indianapolis-based Pharma giant has been quietly working on diabetes technology behind the scenes since 2015, and just recently publicly disclosed that... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: November 2017 Edition
November is coming to a close, and it's time take a step back and appreciate all that's been shared during this year's National Diabetes Awareness Month.We have a lot to be thankful for, with so many pancreatically-challenged peeps writing from t... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Diabetes and Driver's License Restrictions?
Have you ever wondered what the exact rules are, when it comes to diabetes and driver's license restrictions? We sure do, every time news stories pop up about unsafe driving involving PWDs (people with diabetes).We looked into this, and essentiall... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 28, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

The Best and Bone-Headed Diabetes Comments from Our Healthcare Providers
Today our correspondent Dan Fleshler in New York helps us examine the results of a new survey of healthcare providers about their insights on doing their jobs helping people with diabetes... and our own informal survey of the experiences we patien... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Dan Fleshler Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: The Diabetes Awareness Dance
We're wrapping up National Diabetes Awareness Month, but for us PWDs, the jig's not up... Thanks to the ever-artistic Gareth Morgan from England, who's a biomed engineer by trade, living with diabetes like us, and doing his best to raise awarene... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Disappearing Diabetes?
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 ponders the mystery of "disap... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

On Being Thankful, Even with Diabetes
We hope you're also taking it easy and enjoying some time off with friends and family over this Thanksgiving break. And if you're into Black Friday shopping, may the best of holiday bargains be with you! Of course, our diabetes never takes a holi... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Care in Nursing Homes: Bad News
If you or a loved one with diabetes happen to be headed to a nursing home, we've got bad news: diabetes care in nursing homes sort of constitutes the perfect storm. First, the population is aging, so there are more old folks now than ever before, ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Past AADE Leader Working Towards the "Netflix of Healthcare"
Deborah Greenwood is no stranger to our D-Community, as the California diabetes educator actually served as president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) a few years back and over the past decade, has helped paved the way for ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

The Diabetes Year in Review - 2017
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Source: Diabetes Mine - November 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

About Medtronic's CGM Sensor Delays
Not surprisingly, there's been a lot of hype about Medtronic's new 670G "hybrid closed loop" semi-automated insulin delivery system since it was approved by the FDA just over a year ago.After all, it's the first of its kind -- so far the only "pre... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Sunday Funnies: Gobble Gobble, with a Goal
Hey Thanksgiving turkeys, we've got some news for you... Thanks to our regular contributor Jerry King, an accomplished cartoonist who creates more than 200 illustrations each month for websites, magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, etc., worl... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: The Challenge of Thankfulness
Hey All -- if you've 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 and diabetes author Wil Dubois.Pass the cranberries! Thanksg... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

What Helps Patients Most in 2017: DiabetesMine Patient Voices Survey Results
We are at Stanford School of Medicine today hosting the 2017 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit (#dbminesummit17) - – our sixth annual meeting of thought leaders delving into novel ways to improve life with diabetes. As some of you may know, this even... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Digital Health Unplugged, at the Fall 2017 D-Data ExChange!
Our team is at Stanford School of Medicine today hosting the Fall 2017 DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange forum of tech innovators. In case you're not familiar, we're proud to say this now-biannual gathering was the birthplace of the #WeAreNotWaiting ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Looking Back at Diabetes Icon Keith Campbell
We were very sad this week to hear the news recently that our friend, R. Keith Campbell, has passed away.A longtime type 1 himself for roughly 68 years (!) following his diagnosis in 8th grade, Keith became an icon in the D-Community over the year... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Remembering Dr. Banting on World Diabetes Day
Today is World Diabetes Day, created to stand out as a beacon calling attention to diabetes across the globe.As we wrote at the start of November, we believe that these efforts, especially National Diabetes Awareness Month, are needed now more tha... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Uncovering the Mysteries of Diabetes and Vitamin D (New Study Findings)
Today, we're happy to welcome D-Mom and fellow type 1 Sarah Howard in California, sharing some important new research. Sarah's no stranger to the online community, as she writes at the Diabetes and Environment site and works with The Collaborative... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: The DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Flu Shot, You Say?
Hey, it's flu shot season, when the rest of the world just maybe gets a little taste of the diabetes life... Ugh, indeed.Thanks to our Canadian D-peep friend Kayla Brown, who's known in our online community for many clever creations at her Type ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Aftermath of a Dreaded Diabetic Seizure (Part 2)
Happy Saturday! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois in New Mexico.This week, Wil tackles a second question from the Diabetes Community about seizures. Make sure you saw his respo... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Experimenting with Cauliflower Pizza (and the Diabetes Effect)
Ah, pizza... the complex carby food that so many of us in the Diabetes Community hate to love, and vice versa. The blood sugar effect is almost always an adventure, one that can be hit or miss depending on how well-versed we are in that ever-so-tr... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

The Sticky Truth on Adhesives for Diabetes Devices
Anyone who's worn a diabetes device stuck to their body knows that some type of skin issues with the adhesives are pretty much inevitable. Typical scenarios include:An infusion set or sensor gets bumped on a wall corner or door jam and rips off yo... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Cellnovo Progressing on AP Dreams, But Where ’s First-Gen Pump for U.S.?
The U.S. diabetes world has long been awaiting the next patch pump that would bring some competition to the popular Omnipod tubeless insulin delivery device. But is progress on closed loop and "Artificial Pancreas" technology perhaps slowing the i... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Why I'm Not a Diabetes Warrior
I am not a warrior. When it comes to living with diabetes, "warrior" isn't a title for me. Nor am I a hero. And I certainly don't use words like "brave" to describe how I live with this condition. I'm just a guy careening toward my 40s (yik... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Those Darn Diabetes Police
You know those people who mean well as they try to "help" us PWDs? Thanks as always to our T1 friend and artist Terry Keelan in California, who created this 'toon for the 'Mine several years ago. It remains unversal and is especially relevant now... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Digging into Dreaded Diabetes Seizures (Part 1)
Welcome back to our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine - with your host veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois. This week, Wil's addressing the first of two questions relating to diabetes seizures that can be quite crippling. Take a ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - November 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs