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    Showing Skin for T1D: The Nude Diabetes Advocacy Calendar!

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    It's almost time to start flipping the calendar to a new year, and a new diabetes awareness campaign is going full monty on this!Yep, a group of fellow type 1s in California have created a nude calendar, with each of the 12 months of 2015 featurin...

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    Diabetes Nation? New Campaign Aims to Make Diabetes Its Own Country!

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    Welcome to another (hopefully blue-colored) World Diabetes Day!First added to the calendar back in 1991, this annual observation was of course placed on this particular day thanks to its historical D-significance as the birthday of the co-creator ...

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    FDA to Talk with the Diabetes Community - Please Help!

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    From our friends at diaTribe: On November 3, the FDA will host an unprecedented discussion between the diabetes community and senior agency leadership (on both drugs and devices). The event will be live webcast from 1-4 pm Eastern. We want this to...

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    Around the Diabetes Blogosphere - September 2014 Edition

    Advocacy

    After a busy summer in the Diabetes Community, we find ourselves transitioning into Fall with just as much activity online! Indeed, the diabetes blogosphere is bristling full of great posts that are just as diverse and beautiful as the changing co...

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    What's Happening with the New 'Post-Market' Glucose Meter Quality Program

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    As we've reported, the California-based Diabetes Technology Society is working closely with FDA to roll out a new program to ensure the quality and accuracy of glucose meters already on the market -- 'cause who knows how reliable those older model...

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    Patient Voices Winner Christel Aprigliano: Our D-Community's (Un)Advocate

    Advocacy

    Next up in our series of interviews with the winners of our 2014 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Contest is returning advocate Christel Aprigliano, who was with us for the 2013 event. You may know of Christel's outstanding work establishi...

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    Chatting with the AADE's New Guard

    Advocacy

    Every year the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) elects new leaders, which is normally not big news for us. However, this year's new AADE leadership should be turning heads among the patient community -- because two of the ladies a...

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    Amazing Advocates: What Happened to Camp Ivy?

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    A beloved diabetes camp for kids in Georgia has been around for 37 years, founded by a woman who was diagnosed with type 1 as a girl almost seven decades ago.They call it Camp Ivy, named in honor of founder Ivy Lockett, who started the camp in the...

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    Clever Ways to Get Diabetes Supplies & Devices to Those in Need

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    Every time I look at the price tags of my diabetes supplies and D-devices, I cringe a little.Because it all costs a lot.And knowing that many people want and need these items -- like insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, that I've found i...

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    Motorcycling Cross-Country for Diabetes Among American Indians

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    A Minnesota man who's been a lifelong (but controversial) advocate for Native American Indians has declared a "War on Diabetes" in the name of his native people, and to raise awareness about type 2 diabetes he's leading an 18,000-mile motorcycle r...

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    Back to School and Photo Advocacy with Diabetes

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    We find ourselves in another season of Back to School, Folks... always a special challenge for those grappling with diabetes.This year, families might want to know about developments in the American Diabetes Association's Safe At School program an...

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    Fear and Patient Engagement at AADE 2014

    Advocacy

    You probably know by now that our correspondent Wil Dubois attended the big annual American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) meeting last week in Orlando, FL -- from his initial reports on diabetes device integration news and yesterday's...

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    New JDRF Leader Looks to the Future (Part 2)

    Advocacy

    Good Monday, Diabetes Community!Today we bring you the second half of our interview with Derek Rapp, who was recently named JDRF's new CEO to replace the beloved Jeffrey Brewer. He too is a D-Dad and has a 20-year-old son who was diagnosed with ty...

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    Patient Voices Contest Winner Advocates for People with 'the Suga'

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    Congrats again to the winners of our 2014 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Contest, announced earlier this summer! Over the next weeks, we'll be featuring an interview with each of them -- all leading up to the 2014 DiabetesMine Innovation ...

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    Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: Hot Summer 2014 Edition

    Advocacy

    The summer months are quickly rolling by and we're done with another July. And boy -- has this been a busy one in the Diabetes Online Community (DOC)!Hot summer topics range from new doings at the big CWD Friends For Life conference in Florida, to...

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    Help Define a New Diabetes Anti-Stigma Initiative! (from Co-Founder of the BDI)

    Advocacy

    We're huge supporters of the Behavorial Diabetes Institute (BDI) and the efforts of this great San Diego-based non-profit to embrace the emotional and psychosocial side of diabetes. That's why the recent news about the BDI's financial struggles ha...

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    CONGRATS to Our 2014 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Winners!

    Advocacy

    Today we're proud to announce the winners of our 2014 Patient Voices Contest - an annual scholarship program in which we seek a group of activated patients to participate in our DiabetesMine Innovation Summit held each fall at Stanford University ...

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    Insights from the First-Ever Diabetes Advocacy MasterLab

    Advocacy

    We're thrilled to see what a success the recent diabetes advocacy MasterLab was during the annual Children with Diabetes Friends For Life conference in Florida.This was the first-ever event of its kind, a sort of special day-long class to teach pe...

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    The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Case... and Diabetes?

    Advocacy

    The country's abuzz about a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) involving the retail chain Hobby Lobby, that dealt with employer-provided health insurance and whether they're obligated to cover certain controversial bi...

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    Last Day to Enter! 2014 Patient Voices Contest

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    Interested in a unique chance to be a diabetes patient advocate mixing it up with Pharma, FDA, Device Experts, Clinicians and other decision-makers?  Today is the final day to enter our 2014 Patient Voices Contest -- to win a full scholarship to t...

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