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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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    Dr. Dana Hardin of Eli Lilly: A Grandmother's Diabetes Influence

    Life with Diabetes

    Dr. Dana Hardin is a pediatric endocrinologist and medical director at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, IN, where she's been practicing for more than 20 years. She's also been a pioneer in research on the capabilities of medical alert dogs. ...

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    Diabetes Tech 'Spectations for 2017

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    It's a New Year's tradition here at the 'Mine to look ahead at the new technology and tools we expect to see coming down the pike in the year ahead.Even before the calendar rolled over, we knew 2017 would be a big year -- with the market launch t...

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    Escaping Technology: A Halt in Insulin Pumping for Me

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    Here we are, at the end of 2016.And with that, I've made a decision: No more insulin pumping for me.For most of this past year, I've been disconnected from my pump, which is unusual for me since I have pumped since the middle of 2001, taking onl...

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    The Year in Diabetes: Looking Back on 2016

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    With the New Year just days away, we're keeping up our tradition of reviewing what made this past year, 2016, one to remember in the Diabetes World and here at the 'Mine.We've had some big moments this year, and if we had to boil it down to one p...

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    Ask D'Mine: In Case of Diabetes Emergency, Break Glass

    Life with Diabetes

    We're back once again with Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois.This week, Wil's talking what to do in case of insulin shock, and some things you may not know about gluca...

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    'Generic' Biosimilar Insulin Becoming Reality!

    Life with Diabetes

    As our community struggles with the skyrocketing prices of insulin, new hope dawns. After screaming for years that "WE WANT GENERIC INSULIN!," we are now finally entering the long-awaited era of biosimilars (even if they aren't technically called...

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    Fitbit Scraps Pebble Watch, Partners with Medtronic on T2 Diabetes App

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    It seems like just yesterday that I ventured into the diabetes do-it-yourself arena by buying a pair of Pebble watches, allowing my wife and I to connect to CGM in the Cloud to see my diabetes data with just a quick glance at our wrists.That was...

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    Insulog: Another New 'Smart' Insulin Pen Cap

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    Smart insulin pen tech is all the rage these days.In recent years, we've seen a number of companies developing gadgets to make insulin pens smarter so they can track dosing, share that data and more. Those include Timesulin, the NovoPen Echo smart...

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