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    The Diabetes Community Oscar Awards!

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    February is of course award season thanks to the Grammys and Oscars, so we figured, why not offer our own take on the "best of" in various categories among the Diabetes Community?What's unique about our D-Oscars here is that they not only praise w...

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    Progress Report: The Changing Nature of Next-Gen Diabetes Devices

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    There's always a fair amount of buzz and excitement whenever a "next-generation" diabetes device is announced, or talked about for the first time. They often get big play in the mainstream press despite still being a long ways from available on th...

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    Welcome Afrezza – Inhaled Insulin Gets Real!

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    Take a deep breath, Friends: the world's first (seemingly) commercially viable inhalable insulin product is here. Today, Sanofi has officially launched MannKind's long-awaited Afrezza, and we hear the product is already appearing in some pharmacie...

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    Printing Low-Cost Glucose Test Strips on Paper

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    Imagine just being able to fire up an inkjet printer and print out perfectly usable glucose test strips. Ah, the money that could be saved, among other things! It may seem off-the-wall strange, but a startup company that began almost three years ...

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    Diabetes Tech 'Spectations for 2015

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    The arrival of a New Year always brings thoughts about all the diabetes tech 'spectations we'd like to see realized in the coming year.Of course we've been listening to the earnings calls, talking with company execs and industry insiders about wha...

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    TV Hacks Another Diabetes Device, This Time with Deadly Consequences

    Life with Diabetes

    I sat down one evening recently to relax and watch a favorite political sci-fi thriller on TV, as I do each week in part to unplug from the diabetes world for a bit. You know, as much as you can when you're connected to diabetes devices all the ti...

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    Post-Holiday Good Vibes re: Diabetes

    Life with Diabetes

    Hope the holiday hangover is a smooth one so far, especially with New Year's still on the way!With Hanukkah and Christmas 2014 now behind us, we're gearing up for the year's end -- and with that, want to share some of the "Good Vibes" you all sent...

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    New Video Review of the Asante MySnap Pump

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    Obviously, we've been shouting from the rooftops for years about how diabetes tools should be more aesthetic and customizable. Well, Northern California-based Asante Solutions definitely got the message with their new MySnap insulin pump that lets...

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    Happy Holidays from Our Diabetes Giveaway Givers and Winners

    Life with Diabetes

    As we head into the last minute gift-buying rush for the Holidays, it's a great time to feature our 2014 "Good Vibes" Holiday Giveaway winners -- along with a glimpse at the companies offering great diabetes prizes: Jerry the Bear and ChillMED, ma...

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    Small But Mighty: New Diabetes SEVEN Cases Boast Interchangeable Designs

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    No one in our diabetes community has to be told that we have a lot of issues with schlepping supplies around. And it's always nice to have ways to personalize our carry options and make them "ours," right?Well, that was notion that hit a fellow ty...

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    Our Test Run of the New Customizable MySnap Insulin Pump

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    Right before Thanksgiving, Asante Solutions started shipping the first few MySnap insulin pumps to users who ponied up the $99 for the upgrade over the summer. We were able to get our mitts on one of the first for a test drive, and I've been weari...

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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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    NewsFlash: Animas Vibe (Finally) Gets Green Light from FDA

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    It's finally here!A whopping 19 months after being sent in for regulatory review, JnJ's new integrated Animas Vibe insulin pump + continuous glucose monitor has gotten the green light from the FDA to be sold in the United States! (See also: it fin...

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

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    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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    New Video Review of the Medtronic 530G Pump/CGM System

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    A wonderful diabetes educator we know who also lives with type 1 herself likes to say that "it isn't until diabetes products are in the hands of patients -- and used and abused properly in the real world -- that we really know how they perform." W...

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    Mad Scientists (?) and Their Diabetes Breakthroughs

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    Imagine popping a pill covered in tiny steel needles -- that you cannot in any way feel -- to quickly and effectively lower your blood glucose. Or swallowing a glucose-lowering capsule that's only activated when you shine a blue LED light on your ...

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    NewsFlash: Dexcom SHARE Gets FDA Clearance!

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    We've gotten word that the FDA has approved the exciting Dexcom SHARE system, the first mobile device approval of its kind that allows data from a continuous glucose monitor to be beamed via Bluetooth wireless technology to as many as five smartph...

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    A Little Girl and Her Insulin Pump (With a Test Kitchen Review)

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    I met the McIver family in September. They are extraordinary -- and also typical D-parents -- in their incredible energy, love, and support for their daughter with type 1 diabetes. They're going to be part of the 2014 Patient Voices video being pr...

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    To Bee or (Mostly) Not to Bee? Insulin/Glucose Tracker Device Review

    Life with Diabetes

    I know everyone wants their diabetes devices to talk to the cloud, but I don't think that smoke signals are the best way to go about it. And I'm pretty sure that using smoke signals would be faster than using the new Bee "Diabetes Smart Tracker" f...

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