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    Test Driving New Inhaled Insulin Afrezza

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    I have been using Afrezza, the new inhaled insulin developed by MannKind and marketed by Sanofi, for the last three and a half weeks. So far it's… mysterious and exciting. Mysterious because the dosing seems ridiculously imprecise compared to ...

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    OneDrop: A Newly Diagnosed Digital Guru’s Big Diabetes Vision

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    Jeff Dachis is a really smart guy. He's the co-founder and former CEO of Razorfish, the world's leading global digital marketing solutions company, and a "serial entrepreneur" who advises investors on a number of companies that wield technology to...

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    About Time - New Video Review of Nighscout!

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    Things have been a little quiet in our video review hub, the DiabetesMine Test Kitchen, lately. But today we're excited to announce publishing of a long-awaited review of the Nightscout / CGM in the Cloud solution. This is the first "do-it-yoursel...

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    “Replace-BG” Study Gathers Evidence for Insulin Dosing Off CGM Data (!)

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    If you ask us, it's about darn time someone organized a study demonstrating that it's safe to make insulin dosing decisions based on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data, without the need to do a backup fingerstick test each time. The ability...

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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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    #FliptheClinic Seeks Ideas to Disrupt Healthcare

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    Yes, I know - another catchy "let's disrupt healthcare" hashtag/campaign. Is there any meat behind it? And as we go about our lives with diabetes, why should we care?That was my reaction too, when I first started hearing about the new #FliptheClin...

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    Diabetes Pipelines & Opps: From the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

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    At the start of every year, the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference hits San Francisco. With lots of men in suits running this way and that, it looks more like an East Coast event than what you'd expect in the California Bay Area. And really, it's a b...

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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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    Getting My Vibe On with Animas, After Years of Anticipation

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    For two weeks during the holidays , I test-drove the new Animas Vibe combo device (Animas insulin pump plus Dexcom continuous glucose monitor) approved by FDA just over a month ago.We appreciate this opportunity for a trial-run of this exciting n...

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    Ask D'Mine: Refurbished Insulin Pumps - How Safe Are They?

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    Got diabetes? Need advice? Of course you do! And you came to the right place: Ask D'Mine, our weekly Q&A hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois.Today, Wil goes deep into a question many of us insulin pumpe...

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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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    Unintended Consequences of Tighter Glucose Meter Accuracy...?

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    Naturally, we all want the best possible accuracy from our glucose monitors. But everything comes with trade-offs -- which has been a point of discussion in the diabetes patient community since at least 2010, when the Roche Diabetes Social Media S...

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    TV Hacks Another Diabetes Device, This Time with Deadly Consequences

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    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

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    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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    The Year in Diabetes: Looking Back on 2014

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    ** Dec. 24, 2014 ** Happy Xmas Eve to all today. We've extended the run of this post to assure y'all have a proper chance to read through our comprehensive year-end review. Enjoy! The New Year is just around the corner, so as per tradition, we'r...

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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

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    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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