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    Third #SpareARose Campaign Begins in Diabetes Community

    Advocacy

    With today being Groundhog Day, you might think hearing one phrase repeated over and over in the Diabetes Community is a sign you're living in a real-life version of that Bill Murray movie.But don't worry, you're not -- this diabetes advocacy mess...

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    10 Years of DiabetesMine (!)… and the Next Chapter About to Begin

    Advocacy

    This is a bittersweet time for me personally, as DiabetesMine prepares to move to a new online home after a full 10 years. As noted last week, we are joining the Healthline.com family and readers will very soon be redirected to our new spot at www...

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    Two More Diabetes Advocacy Orgs Share Plans for 2015

    Advocacy

    Hopefully you saw our big annual roundup of what the top national diabetes advocacy organizations believe they accomplished in the past year (2014) and what they plan to focus on for 2015.Breaking news: we've just heard from two more influential n...

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    What Diabetes Advocacy Orgs Accomplished Last Year & Goals for 2015

    Advocacy

    It's become an annual tradition here at the 'Mine to tap the top diabetes advocacy organizations at the end of each year to share what they feel they've accomplished, and what kinds of goals and strategies they have planned for the new year ahead....

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    Showing Skin for T1D: The Nude Diabetes Advocacy Calendar!

    Advocacy

    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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    When Regulators are Interoperable with Us, the Patients

    Advocacy

    Years ago, I used to think of the FDA as a big, monolithic mystery agency that regulated my diabetes devices from some dark back room in the nation's capitol, weighing in on the importance and safety of said devices like the Gods from Olympus.More...

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

    Advocacy

    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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    #Insulin4All - Putting the World Back into World Diabetes Day

    Advocacy

    If you missed our first World Diabetes Day 2014 post early today, be sure to check out that story about creating a Diabetes Nation (for real!). Now, we're happy to share a second story for this special Blue Friday Nov. 14 -- one of a charitable al...

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    D-Mom and Wife Creates Book from Her Blog for World Diabetes Day

    Advocacy

    Just in time for World Diabetes Day at week's end, a D-Mom and wife of a longtime type 1 in England is releasing an update to her e-book written a year ago in the name of diabetes awareness and advocacy.Meet Debbie Young, a career author with a lo...

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    The Day Our Diabetes Community Crashed the FDA

    Advocacy

    Months or even years from now, I wonder if the pancreatically-challenged community will be asking: "Where were you, the day the Diabetes Community crashed the FDA's webcast system?"Yes, that appears to have happened this past Monday. So many peopl...

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    FDA to Talk with the Diabetes Community - Please Help!

    Advocacy

    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

    Advocacy

    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?

    Advocacy

    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

    Advocacy

    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

    Advocacy

    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

    Advocacy

    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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