By Mike Hoskins on May 5, 2015
We hear the heartbreaking stories way too often of kids and adults who aren't aware of the symptoms of type 1 diabetes, and it ends up being too late when the realization finally hits. That's what happened in 2013 in North Carolina, when a 14-month old girl named Reegan died as a result of her diabetes going undetected.
Now, that little girl's death is serving as a catalyst for change. North Carolina is poised to become the first state to pass a law encouraging doctors to tell parents about the warning signs of type 1 diabetes during regular office wellness visits. If passed and signed into law, "Reegan's Rule" would take effect Oct. 1 and could very well help prevent undiagnosed diabetes by raising awareness early on.
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By MikeH on May 4, 2015
In the coming months, we'll see the Roche Accu-Chek Connect system hit the market here in the States -- giving us the first mobile app approved by the FDA that actually offers insulin dosing recommendations, via a built-in bolus calculator.
By DiabetesMine Staff on May 3, 2015
The latest Marvel comic book-based Avengers movie hit the big screen this past weekend. For those of us in the pancreatically challenged universe, here are some weapons of choice our own Avengers team might have on hand...
By WilD May 2, 2015
On this week's Ask D'Mine advice column, Wil Dubois answers questions about those "without reason" blood sugar changes and insulin pump infusion sites that get wonky and don't seem to work. Wil has some thoughts, of course, so read on to hear what he has to say.
By MikeH on May 1, 2015
You may remember our past interview with Jeremy Larsen, a fellow longtime type 1 who lives in Japan and created a blood sugar photo project called 70-130. He's originally from Georgia, but has lived in the city of Osaka on Japan's main island for a decade, after moving there to teach and travel. Now Jeremy's at it again with a new diabetes-related project that took him through 18 European countries recently.
By MikeH on April 30, 2015
Wow, it's amazing that another month has gone by already. It's certainly been a busy one here at the 'Mine, and there's been a lot going on around the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) as well. Here are the ones that caught our eye this month...