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    What Twins Can Tell Us About the Causes of Diabetes

    Life with Diabetes

    Stacey Divone sees double every time she looks in the mirror. She's the slightly older of a pair of identical twins born on Christmas Eve 1976, and when she was just 5 years old, Stacey -- just like her father -- was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes...

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    Seven Months and Counting…

    Life with Diabetes

    My A1C had crept up to 7.2, quite a jump from where it had been. My endo looked at me with real empathy and asked, "What's going on?" As much I'd promised myself not to go there, my eyes welled up with tears. It's been seven months now since my...

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    Gestational Diabetes: What to Know

    Life with Diabetes

    We get a LOT of queries on pregnancy and diabetes -- not least gestational diabetes, the kind that pops up during pregnancy in women who have not had diabetes prior. To help answer the many questions that come our way, we've put together the follo...

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    Sunday Funnies: Golf Anyone?

    Life with Diabetes

    Sometimes diabetes can even monkey with the unexpected... Thanks to the talented Jerry King, a regular illustrator here at the 'Mine, who's a worldwide drawing talent creating more than 200 cartoons each month for websites, magazines, newspap...

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    Ask D'Mine: Why Blood Sugar Repairs Cost More Than Prevention

    Life with Diabetes

    Happy Saturday, and welcome back to our weekly advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1 expert and diabetes author Wil Dubois. This week, Wil takes on a longtimer's question about the mysteries of high blood sugars -- why they happen a...

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    Pregnancy and Diabetes: A Doctor and Patient’s Best Tips

    Life with Diabetes

    Concerned about starting a family with diabetes? Diabetes and pregnancy can be a difficult pairing -- although contrary to old school thinking, it is more than possible to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby if you're living with type 1 or t...

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    The Great Pizza and Diabetes Experiment

    Life with Diabetes

    I hate pizza. Sure, it has that great smell. Yeah, it has an amazing look, as steam rises up over a landscape of melted cheeses dotted with toasted veggies and crisp meats. Oh, and the taste is wonderful, a molten fusion of flavors that rocks th...

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    Ask D'Mine: A Below-the-Belt Grooming Question

    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 Wil Dubois, a veteran type 1 in New Mexico who is a diabetes author with many years of clinical experience under his b...

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    Dr. Seuss Does Diabetes, Again

    Life with Diabetes

    We nearly missed it, but last week (March 2) was the birthday of legendary funny-man Dr. Seuss. Every five to seven years or so, we like to revisit the popular poem below that I wrote in his honor -- one of the original posts here at DiabetesMine,...

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    Ask D'Mine: Diamonds and Diabetes -- Are Both Forever?

    Life with Diabetes

    Happy Saturday! Welcome back to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois.This week, Wil tackles the whole crazy world of diabetes types -- you know, T1 and T2 and gestational and that ever-so-co...

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    A D-Mom's Tips for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Kids

    Life with Diabetes

    Today, we welcome Sylvia White from Memphis, TN, who is not only a D-Mom, but also a certified diabetes educator (CDE) and insulin pump trainer (first for Medtronic and now for Tandem Diabetes), plus a registered dietician and licensed counselor. ...

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    Another Iceberg Ahead? The 411 on Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy

    Life with Diabetes

    Just like the mythical creatures Cyclops could supposedly see the hour of their deaths, anyone with diabetes can look at grim mortality statistics and know what the Grim Reaper will likely be driving when he shows up at the door. On average, i...

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    Opening Up the Black Box on PBMs (Pharmacy Benefit Managers)

    Life with Diabetes

    Today we continue our coverage of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) here at the 'Mine, using hashtag #PBMsExposed. Special thanks to our correspondent Dan Fleshler in New York for his work digging into this important topic. A Laymen's Primer on...

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    Siren Socks: Revolutionizing Diabetes Foot Care with the Internet of Things (with Giveaway!)

    Life with Diabetes

    Got neuropathy in your feet? We hope not, but if you do -- or suspect that you might -- you will absolutely want to know about a new company called Siren Care. It was founded by young Chinese-American entrepreneur Ran Ma, who after completing a Bi...

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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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