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    The Science Side of ADA 2015

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    As you all know, we were in Boston attending the 75th annual ADA Scientific Sessions last week. At the heart of this whole gathering is of course the science -– the loads of new studies completed around the country and the world over the past year...

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    TypeZero Tech: More High Hopes for Closed Loop Commercialization

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    Another new startup has its sights on creating the first commercial closed loop system, taking years of research on one of the country's leading Artificial Pancreas projects and using that as their own prototype to eventually sell to people with d...

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    Diabetes Research Connection: New Crowdfunding Hub to Choose and Follow Your Donations

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    Each time I donate to diabetes research in recent years, I get this sinking feeling that I'm throwing money into a bottomless pit, and may never know exactly what my donation is going toward or whether it's making any difference. I just have to go...

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    Who Says Big Pharma Isn't Investing in Finding a Diabetes Cure?

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    Just the other day, we had a good April 1 laugh about all the hyped-up diabetes "cure" headlines. But today, we're looking more seriously at how Big Pharma is putting its money where its mouth is, as in fighting diabetes for real by investing in c...

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    New Living BioBank Matches Diabetes Patients with Researchers

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    When I first started taking more of an interest in diabetes research and clinical trials a few years ago, I found myself poring over national and local databases listing the studies that involved diabetes. The process was anything but user-friendl...

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    Some Good News About Lipohypertrophy + Continuous Glucose Monitoring (!)

    Life with Diabetes

    Lipohypertrophy is one of those big words for bad side effects of diabetes that no one ever warns you about. Basically, it's a condition common in those of us who repeatedly inject ourselves – an accumulation of fat and scar tissue under the ski...

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    Dr. Denise Faustman Ready for Next Phase of Diabetes Vaccine Research

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    Wow, it seems like eons since we last chatted with the influential Dr. Denise Faustman about her controversial research in creating a vaccine to cure diabetes.For those not familiar with Dr. Faustman's work at Massachusetts General Hospital, she h...

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    More Brains Exploring the Possibility of 'Smart' Insulin

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    Both scientific journals and mainstream media have lit up in recent weeks with big news of glucose-responsive insulin being developed by a team of researchers collaborating between the University of Utah and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technol...

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    An Inside View of the Presidential Push Toward Precision Medicine

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    Today of course is Presidents' Day -- a perfect time to talk about the new initiative that current President Barack Obama recently unveiled to boost research that leads to better treatments (maybe even cures!) for conditions like cancer and diabet...

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    The Dire Need for Better Insulin Access Across the World

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    We are now 94 years after the discovery of insulin, and the hugely popular TV drama series Downton Abbey is giving us a window into the past by weaving that very discovery into its storyline. For those who don't watch the show, or may have missed...

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    Diabetes Pipelines & Opps: From the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

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    At the start of every year, the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference hits San Francisco. With lots of men in suits running this way and that, it looks more like an East Coast event than what you'd expect in the California Bay Area. And really, it's a b...

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    What Diabetes Advocacy Orgs Accomplished Last Year & Goals for 2015

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    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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    #WeAreNotWaiting at the Fall 2014 D-Data ExChange: The Stars Are Aligning

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    On Nov. 20, we hosted the third-ever DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange forum near the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alo, CA.This was my first time attending, and I was awed by the brains and knowledge in the room. I knew going in that it was go...

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    Diabetes Innovation Progress: Walls Tumbling Down

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    Last Friday we held the 2014 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit, the fourth of these events we've done at the Stanford University School of Medicine -- which exceeded expectations, if we do say so ourselves ;) This year's Summit was standing-room-onl...

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    Defining Three "Early Stages" of Type 1 Diabetes

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    "What stage of type 1 diabetes do you have?"That question could become a common one soon, if some leading diabetes experts succeed in establishing an official three-tiered delineation of the early stages of T1D in order to pursue research and trea...

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    In Pursuit of Insulin Independence: Meet Dr. Claresa Levetan

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    Take two pills and call me... a compliant pancreas?Wait, what?!Yep, that's the idea behind research a Philadelphia endocrinologist is spearheading with her biopharmaceutical startup Perle Bioscience, established about a year ago to continue the lo...

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    Better Accuracy with New Dexcom G4 Algorithm (and the Path Ahead)

    Research

    I'm paying super-close attention to my Dexcom CGM (continuous glucose monitor) these days, and not just because I'm a Nightscout Newbie. Nope, ten days ago I also upgraded my Dexcom to the new "advanced algorithm" that supposedly makes the unit m...

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    Progress Report: Diabetes Research Involving That C-Word

    Research

    Diabetes research always seems to be making the news...I know what you're thinking: "Quick, hide the mice!" and "Don't say the C-word!"And yes... you're on high alert for adjectives like "imminent," "breakthrough" and "soon."Yep, we feel you. Yet ...

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    Mental Health Makes Headway (No Pun Intended)

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    This week marks another Mental Illness Awareness Week, which runs from Oct. 5 to 11, 2014.The effort is pretty self-explanatory: it's all about activities and initiatives to educate the public about mental health issues. And here in our Diabetes C...

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    Snapshots from EASD 2014: Europe's Big Diabetes Conference in Austria

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    The biggest annual diabetes conference in Europe took place last week -- the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) -- bringing thousands from the D-field this year to Austria, for what many of us in the States refer to as "Europe's...

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