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    More Brains Exploring the Possibility of 'Smart' Insulin

    Research

    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

    Research

    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

    Research

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

    Research

    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

    Research

    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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    In Pursuit of Insulin Independence: Meet Dr. Claresa Levetan

    Research

    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 b...

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    Mental Health Makes Headway (No Pun Intended)

    Research

    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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    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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    NewsFlash: Band-Aid Sized Encapsulation Device Goes to FDA!

    Research

    We're making big strides towards a band-aid sized device implanted under the skin of people with diabetes that would release insulin as needed, potentially eliminating the need to check blood sugars, count carbs and dose for insulin through inject...

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    Following in the Footsteps of Mice in Diabetes Research

    Research

    There are many different ways of dealing with the daunting feeling of being diagnosed with a consuming chronic illness like diabetes.For Mary Rooney, a fellow type 1 diagnosed as an adult in March 2011, getting involved in the research side was on...

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    On Baseball and Wine: D-Dad's in the Game for Diabetes Research

    Research

    Pitching legend Ron Darling was one of those pro baseball players I loved to follow while growing up in the 80s and 90s. We both played ball and were both pitchers (though I threw with my left arm, being a southpaw, while Ron is a righty), so I en...

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    Why I Am So Geeked About a Bionic Pancreas

    Research

    My phone rang and I saw that it was a good friend from another state, calling in the middle of a work day.The time was odd, so I immediately thought: This must be some really good or really bad news of some sort.Turns out, it was more of a 'diabet...

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    ADA Conference Kicks Off Today, Plus the DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange!

    Research

    Today marks the start of the year's biggest diabetes conference on U.S. soil, the American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions here in San Francisco. As always, our team from the 'Mine will be on hand observing what's new and exciting ...

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    A Super Diabetes Alert Dog for Father-Son Pair of Type 1s

    Research

    We're always happy to hear stories about diabetes alert dogs helping families, along with the growing body of research being built up behind these anecdotal tales of doggy awesomeness.Well try this one on for size: a newly adopted D-Alert Dog in I...

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    33 Countries Commit to Addressing Psychosocial Side of Diabetes Care (!)

    Advocacy

    It seems there's always a diabetes conference of some sort being held somewhere in the world -- and of course not all of them are very earthshaking. But the 5th International DAWN Summit held in the Netherlands in early April may be an exception. ...

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    Diabetes Conference Gems: Smart Insulin & An All-Star Lineup

    Advocacy

    This past weekend was my third time attending the JDRF Today and Tomorrow Conference up in Southeast Michigan.That may sound like a remote diabetes conference area to some, but I was raised in that Metro Detroit region before moving to Indiana a ...

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    Father-Son Team Develop Nanotech for Better Insulin Therapy

    Research

    Not only is Bob Geho a fellow type 1 diabetic, but he likes to refer to himself as a "liver evangelist" when it comes to how glucose and insulin work inside the body.Or more accurately, how they don't currently work together the way they should in...

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