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    Ask D'Mine: What Metformin Is Good For (and Not)

    Life with Diabetes

    Need help navigating life with diabetes? You can always Ask D'Mine! Welcome again to our weekly Q&A column, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and clinical expert Wil Dubois. This week, Wil offers some (non-doctor) thoughts on mixing a...

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    New Apps Calculate Your Insulin Doses

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    Trying to calculate your insulin doses for injections, without the help of an insulin pump "wizard"? There's an app for that! (of course) First came basic insulin dose calculators like RapidCalc. But providing more personalized recommendations in...

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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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    Talking Diabetes Tech: The Future Is Now

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    "Hey Alexa / Siri, What's My Blood Sugar?"Amazingly, that's not a question going unanswered by our technology anymore.Thanks to Apple's Siri, Amazon Echo + Alexa, and Google Home, voice recognition technology that was once tough to find and reser...

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    Investor Eavesdropping: Diabetes Tech Updates in Early 2017

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    As we've often noted, one of the best ways to find out what's new and hot in diabetes technology is to follow the industry's "earnings calls" -- those quarterly webcasts designed to update investors on predicted product pipelines and business fl...

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    Test Driving Ascensia's New Contour Next ONE Meter

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    It's often the little details that translate to the biggest benefits when it comes to taking care of your diabetes. That was top of mind for me after trying out the new Ascensia Contour Next ONE meter, the latest in the line of Contour meters fro...

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    DiabNext Brings Artificial Intelligence to Diabetes

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    What if we could have an ultra-cool Artificial Intelligence platform like the one Marvel comics invented for Iron Man that would combat our diabetes the way it did villains?! Well, you guessed it: a med-tech company in the real world is bringing t...

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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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    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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    Implantable Insulin Pumps are Near Extinction, But Still Alive...

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    Once viewed as the future of diabetes technology, implantable insulin pumps have mostly vanished over the past decade and one might say the technology is nearly extinct.Yet even now in 2017, implantable pumps are still clinging to life.There are c...

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    Afrezza Updates: Upcoming TV Ads and Possibly 'The Uber of Diabetes'?

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    We're closely following the latest developments with Afrezza, the inhaled insulin that's now been on the market for a little over two years, and has been struggling to gain traction since Sanofi dropped its marketing deal with manufacturers MannKi...

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    An End or New Beginning for Animas, LifeScan, OneTouch?

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    Things are changing fast in the diabetes device industry, and now it looks like maybe just a matter of time before another insulin pump company bites the dust -- or is gobbled up by a larger parent organization. Johnson & Johnson is doing an ...

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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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    A Few Minutes with an 'Insulin Temperature Man' (Plus TempraMed Insulin Pen Cap Giveaway!)

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    This may be a time of colder weather when insulin overheating isn't top of mind, but it never hurts to be prepared, right?Yep, keeping your insulin at ideal room room temps (between 59 and 86 degrees) isn't always easy -- especially in hotter clim...

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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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    NEWSFLASH: Roche Stops Selling Accu-Chek Insulin Pumps in U.S.

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    If you were hoping to buy a new Accu-Chek brand insulin pump from Roche Diabetes Care anytime soon, you're unfortunately out of luck. There's now one less player in the pump market, as the diabetes device company that makes the popular Accu-Chek b...

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    Nightscout Foundation: Looking Back on 2016 and Ahead at 2017

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    Now that we've rung in the New Year, we're eager to hear what the major diabetes nonprofits consider their biggest accomplishments over the past year, and what they're aiming for in the next. We're kicking that off with the grassroots nonprofit th...

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    Livongo Coaching Product Review

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    One of the most interactive glucose monitors I've ever used is the Livongo meter, with its touchscreen color display and subscription-based model for ordering new strips. Introduced in 2014, this meter is paired with a coaching service that we pre...

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    New Diabetes Data and Smartwatch Tech at CES 2017

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    Hey Diabetes Peeps, did you know that the term "complications" isn't always negative?Yep, it's a little known fact that in horology (the art of measuring time), a complication refers to any feature in a timepiece that goes beyond just simply displ...

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