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Ask D'Mine: On Blinking Insulin Pumps and Bolus Guesses

By WilD on January 24, 2015

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Happy Saturday, DiabetesMine Friends!

With this being our first weekend here at our new Healthline home, we wanted to make sure you knew about our frank and fun diabetes advice column called Ask D'Mine. It's hosted weekly by the esteemed Wil Dubois, who's not only living with type 1 diabetes himself but also a well-established diabetes author and educator at a community clinic in New Mexico.

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