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    Ask D'Mine: Maintaining Diabetes Control in the Hospital

    Life with Diabetes

    Happy Saturday, and welcome back to our weekly advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois. This week, Wil helps answer a question about diabetes management during a hospital stay for a hip replace...

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    Diabetes Community Oscar Awards for 2017!

    Life with Diabetes

    February is of course awards season thanks to the Grammys and Oscars, and in keeping with tradition we're excited to once again offer our own take on the "best-of" in various categories among the Diabetes Community. What's unique about our Dia...

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    Insulin Price-Fixing Lawsuits and How Diabetes Advocates Are Involved

    Life with Diabetes

    You may have heard that the battle over insulin access and affordability has made its way into court, challenging status quo drug-pricing methods and actually accusing the three Big Insulin makers of illegal price-gouging that endangers people wit...

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    The Bitterness over 'Brittle Diabetes'

    Life with Diabetes

    With the 10th annual Rare Disease Day just around the corner on Feb. 28, it's a perfect time to revisit the issue of "brittle diabetes" and how recognition of it as a rare disease (or lack thereof) has sparked a new wave of controversy recently. ...

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    Ask D'Mine: Trumping the Blood Sugar?

    Life with Diabetes

    Welcome back to our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine - with your host veteran type 1, and diabetes author Wil Dubois. On this President's Day weekend, Wil is helping a reader trump his fears about the state of healthcare coverage in the U...

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    DiabetesSisters Recruiting Voices to Help Improve Research

    Life with Diabetes

    While we're on a roll updating you all about the activities of various advocacy orgs, here's another one we're excited about: the national women's diabetes group DiabetesSisters is launching a new project to open a direct line of communication bet...

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    'Badass' Beyond Type 1 Creates Diabetes Access Fund

    Life with Diabetes

    We've been writing a lot here about the crazy-complicated barriers to getting the tools and supplies we all need to manage our diabetes. You know, sifting through nebulous healthcare documents, spending endless hours on the phone, chasing down los...

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    Partner Follies: Valentine's Day Reflections on Love and the 'Diabetes Machine'

    Life with Diabetes

    Welcome back to our periodic Partner Follies series here at the 'Mine, in which we feature guest posts by spouses, romantic partners and loved ones about their POVs on diabetes. And as today's Valentine's Day, we thought it was a perfect time to ...

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    A Moose and Giraffe Go Poetic on Diabetes (Twofer Kids' Book Giveaway)

    Life with Diabetes

    Yerachmiel Altman is a longtime type 1 living just southwest of Boston, who was diagnosed at a young age more than 55 years ago. He's been an early adopter of new diabetes technologies over the years -- employing MDI back before that was common, a...

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    Ask D'Mine: Micromanaging the Microbrews (AKA: Drinking Craft Beer with Diabetes)

    Life with Diabetes

    Welcome back to our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois.This week, Wil explores what's brewing (!) in the world of alcohol and diabetes, particularly when it comes to craft...

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    Seeing Beauty Through Artwork, Even with Diabetic Eye Disease

    Life with Diabetes

    "Complications" of diabetes are always a scary prospect for those of us living with the disease. So we're always impressed to find PWDs who have managed to not only cope successfully with complications, but to use their experience to support and i...

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    Ask D'Mine: Chasing Zebras in Diabetes

    Life with Diabetes

    Got questions about life with diabetes? So do we! That's why we offer our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by our snarky diabetes expert Wil Dubois, a veteran type 1 and diabetes author.This week, Wil is taking on a query about ...

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    First-Ever Guidelines on Safe Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes!

    Life with Diabetes

    As a person with type 1 diabetes who exercises regularly, I can tell you it's pretty much of a guessing game. I have some strategies that I use to keep my glucose in range for my spin class, aerobics, kick box, hiking and other workouts, but they ...

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    Exploring the New 2017 Diabetes Standards of Care

    Life with Diabetes

    Our correspondent Wil Dubois takes a close look at the newest Standards of Care guidelines, released each year by the American Diabetes Association, on how medical professionals should be treating PWDs (people with diabetes) in the coming year. Y...

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    Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: Hi There, 2017!

    Life with Diabetes

    Welcome to our monthly roundup of outstanding blog posts from across the Diabetes Online Community (DOC).Since it is now 2017, we thought we'd share our first month faves as seen during January -- in no particular order.As always, we'd love to he...

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    Ask D'Mine: Chinese New Year and Kanji Carbs

    Life with Diabetes

    Happy Chinese New Year, one and all! To mark the holiday, our diabetes advice guru Wil Dubois takes on a question about Chinese food.{Got your own questions? Email us at AskDMine@diabetesmine.com} Hank, type 1 from Kansas, writes: I love Chine...

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    Blood Glucose Levels: How ‘Glucose Management’ Works

    Life with Diabetes

    If you're new to diabetes, or trying to get your head around it for a loved one, you're surely hearing the term "blood glucose management" a lot. What does that mean? Well, it's the heart of controlling diabetes, so to speak.We proudly present you...

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    Is One Drop the One Diabetes Tool You Need? (Product Review)

    Life with Diabetes

    This is our third in a series of reviews of diabetes tech tools that also offer a coaching service connecting patients with certified diabetes educators (CDEs). We previewed a trio of these new products last Fall -- and recently published detailed...

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    Who Are Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and How Do They Influence Drug Pricing?

    Life with Diabetes

    As part of our continuing coverage on the Insulin Affordability Crisis, in the Fall we "followed the money trail" to Pharmacy Benefit Managers, and we're now looking at them more closely. Special thanks to our correspondent Dan Fleshler for his he...

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    Ask D'Mine: Back to Basics on Diabetes

    Life with Diabetes

    Happy Saturday! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois. We've had some "back to basics" questions piling up at the bottom of the mailbag, and while some may seem...

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