By MikeH on January 28, 2015
Say hello to the Dexcom SHARE Direct! If you want your Dexcom G4 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to talk to your smartphone and be able to share real-time data from anywhere, then this recent news from the FDA is something you'll definitely be interested in.
At the end of last week, the FDA approved Dexcom's new SHARE Direct system that allows users to do just that: share their CGM data directly via mobile app, without the need for any stationary device that keeps you tethered to one place. Dexcom followed up with a news release of their own, plus a Monday conference call offering more detail.
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By MikeH on January 27, 2015
I am no longer surprised by the delays and lack of common sense from those who send me diabetes supplies. Really, it's become an expectation that chaos and frustration are par for the course every time I try to fill a prescription by mail order. My latest mail order nightmare involves the notorious Express Scripts, the third-party benefits manager that my insurer Anthem BCBS requires me to go through.
By AmyT on January 26, 2015
If you are of the female persuasion, and happen to have diabetes, you will not want to miss this book! "A Woman's Guide to Diabetes: A Path to Wellness" by Dr. Nat Strand and Brandy Barnes may possibly be my favorite-ever guidebook published by the American Diabetes Association.
By MikeH on January 25, 2015
It's time for our weekly diabetes cartoon! This Sunday, illustrator Gareth Morgan has some fun with how "they" talk about meters and how we think of these diabetes devices...
By WilD on January 24, 2015
In our weekly diabetes advice column Ask DMine, our columnist Wil Dubois tackles that question people using insulin pumps often ask: What if you don't use all the settings that are offered?
By AmyT on January 23, 2015
Welcome to our new home, everyone! We are delighted to welcome you to the refreshed and updated DiabetesMine blog here at Healthline. For those of you who don't know us, we are a patient-led publication and advocacy team that's been around for 10 years.