By Mike Hoskins on January 29, 2015
The Diabetes Community found itself in familiar territory recently when we saw one of our own auditioning and making headlines on reality show American Idol.
On Jan. 22, fellow type 1 Adam Lasher appeared before the three-celeb panel to play guitar and sing an original tune, breezing through that first round and securing his spot in the next round of Hollywood Week auditions. Lucky for all of us, the judges caught sight of the black Dexcom case clipped to his guitar strap and asked Adam about it, giving him the chance to quickly explain the need and use of this "robotic pancreas" on national TV!
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By MikeH on January 28, 2015
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...
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?