• SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018
    [Insulin] Be Extreme! Seven Lessons for People with Diabetes Doing Extreme and Adventure Sports
    Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes adrenaline athletes with diabetes Dave Nevins exercise extreme sports insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) prepare TandemHave you ever wanted to jump out of an airplane, bungee jump from a high bridge, or scale a 14,000 foot peak? While these activities might not be everyone’s cup of tea, just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean that you can’t take part in these adrenaline and adventure sports.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018
    [Insulin] Rambling Thoughts from My Recent Endo Appointment
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c Apidra Dexcom doctor visit endocrinologist freestyle Humalog insulin libre talking to your doctor weight lossI have a few thoughts on my endo appointment yesterday that I wanted to “talk through.” I knew going into this appointment that it was not one that would show an improvement since my last appointment in September (I was supposed to go in December but had to go out of town unexpectedly with work, […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018
    [Insulin] 5 Things You Can Do To Love Yourself a Little More
    Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c crossfit exercise insulin love low-carb diet perspective self-careSince my diagnosis four years ago, I’ve had the worst blood sugars these past few months. I don’t know if it’s additional stress of everyday life, not getting enough sleep, or simply because I am not being diligent enough in my management. But I do know that I am dreading my next endocrinologist appointment. I […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018
    [Insulin] Crossing for a Cause
    Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. What’s one of the most extreme physical and mental tests you can imagine? For Neil McLagan, it is an event in which the isolation is as challenging as the terrain and environment. Meet Neil. A 37-year-old family man and father of two. A Customs Broker by profession and an amateur athlete – an ultra-endurance road cyclist.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018
    [Insulin] 4 Steps to Lasting Weight Loss
    Get Moving Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Weight Management carbohydrates exercise insulin physical activity protein Taking Control Of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) weight lossBy Aaron Morse, MD Sleep Health, MD, Sleep Medicine Specialists Anyone who has tried to lose weight understands what a challenge it can be. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are working toward that goal: It’s Not Your Fault First of all, it’s not your fault! Multiple studies have demonstrated […].
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
    [Insulin] Breaking down diabetes: Drugs for diabetes, starting with the best - metformin
    A huge assortment of 100 medications are available to treat high blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes, including two historical breakthrough drugs, insulin and metformin. The pharmaceutical industry has successfully added a few new, innovative drugs, but the most effective drugs remain the older, less expensive medications
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
    [Insulin] Implications of the Animas Exit for Australia
    In October, Animas signaled their intention to cease the manufacture and sale of their insulin pumps. Technology Type 1 Diabetes Animas Animas Vibe Australia Dexcom Insulet insulin insulin pumps Johnson and Johnson lifescan Medtronic Omnipod TandemWhile this news was initially limited to the U.S. and Canadian markets only, the view was to eventually exit the market globally.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
    [Insulin] (Type) 1 is the Loneliest Number, but It Doesn’t Have to Be
    Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. I was the only person with Type 1 diabetes in my elementary, middle, and high school until the year I graduated.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
    [Insulin] Relying Solely on CGM for a Day…or Two
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes Abbott Abbott FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom fear fingerpricks freestyle insulin libreI went a full day without doing any fingersticks. Twice. I got the idea when a Dexcom sensor ended, and I still had about four days left in my trial of the Freestyle Libre (Disclosure: Abbott paid for the reader and two sensors. Opinions are my own). At first, I wasn’t sure about only wearing a […].
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
    [Insulin] Novo Nordisk gets nod from U.S. drug purchaser for new diabetes hope
    Insulin maker Novo Nordisk said its Ozempic diabetes drug had been included on a list of medicines approved for patients covered by U.S. Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker, launched Ozempic, known generically as semaglutide, in the United States this year after it was approved by the U.S. private health schemes, setting the stage for a battle with Eli Lilly's Trulicity.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
    [Insulin] Insulin Goes Viral
    BOSTON – (February 19, 2018) – Every cell in your body responds to the hormone insulin, and if that process starts to fail, you get diabetes. In an unexpected finding, scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. We show that these viral insulin-like peptides can act on human and rodent cells. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
    [Insulin] A Short Poem About Type 1 Diabetes
    Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. sponsor. Cassandra G is 13-year old who has been living with T1D for three years. She wrote this poem about her experiences. Waking up early morning, all you hear is the little girl yawning. She does not get up to train for the Eagles, but instead she takes irritating needles.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
    [Insulin] Israeli smart software harnesses flood of data to manage diabetes care
    DreaMed Diabetes's cloud-based Advisor Pro helps doctors craft or modify insulin plans based on 288 daily glucose level readings Petah Tikva-based DreaMed Diabetes has developed cloud-based software that uses machine learning to help doctors and healthcare professionals better monitor their patients with type 1 diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
    [Insulin] Diabetes: a Total Head Spin!
    After my first rapid-acting insulin injection a few weeks ago, I had a total meltdown, […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c emotions high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia) insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia I love certainty. Knowing exactly what to expect in a situation keeps me calm. When I don’t know I try to guess… But living with diabetes is different. I can’t really make a guestimate when my life is at stake.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
    [Insulin] Blood Glucose Data Finds Holidays Are Tough to Handle
    The companies track data from blood glucose meters, continuous glucose meters, insulin pumps, and fitness and activity trackers from over […]. Life with Diabetes News Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes average blood glucose blood glucose/sugar testing diabetes data diasend Glooko and Diasend high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia) insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
    [Insulin] Author Looking for Type 1 Diabetes Art
    Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. My name is Susan Baumgartner, and I am writing a nonfiction, guided journal for people like me who live with Type 1 diabetes. The book is tentatively titled Dear Warriors. You can read an excerpt here.) I am a huge believer in the idea that “we are stronger together” and would love for my book to showcase that thought.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
    [Insulin] Medical Waste
    Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. The following is an excerpt from Susan Baumgartner’s upcoming book, Diabetes Warriors, a guided journal for people with Type 1 diabetes. Red hazard plastic jugs. I never thought I’d have a deep relationship with these items. When I have a container to drop off at the pharmacy for disposal, it makes me feel I’m marked like Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
    [Insulin] Can exposure to certain viruses lead to diabetes?
    Scientists have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells, thereby opening up possibilities of revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer Scientists have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells, thereby opening up possibilities of revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018
    [Insulin] FDA Recall: Accu-Chek Connect Diabetes Management App
    News Technology Accu-Chek Android diabetes app insulin iOS recall roche U.S. Initiated by Roche, the FDA has issued a Class II recall for Roche’s Accu-Chek Connect Diabetes Management App. This recall pertains to software versions: 1.2.0, 2.0.1, and 2.1.0. The recall is taking place due to certain iOS and Android App versions having a program error in the Bolus Advisor feature of the app. The […]. Food & Drug Administration (FDA
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018
    [Insulin] Some viruses produce insulin-like hormones that can stimulate human cells -- and have potential to cause disease
    Scientists have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery brings new possibilities for revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018
    [Insulin] How the insulin receptor works
    As we are approaching the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, a wide array of its signaling pathways has been defined. However, the initial step in insulin action, i.e. the engagement with its cell-surface receptor and the resulting conformational change, which propagates across the plasma membrane to the intracellular module, remains poorly understood
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018
    [Insulin] Time-in-Range: What’s an Achievable Goal with Diabetes?
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes 670G A1c Abbott blood glucose/sugar level continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom freestyle insulin libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic time in rangeThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018
    [Insulin] Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery during Pregnancy in Women with Type 1 Diabetes.
    In patients with type 1 diabetes who are not pregnant, closed-loop insulin delivery can provide better glycemic control than sensor-augmented pump therapy, but data are lacking on the efficacy, safety, and feasibility of closed-loop therapy during pregnancy To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018
    [Insulin] CNN’s Oren Liebermann & “The Insulin Express”
    Oren shares how he found he had type 1 in Nepal, how long it took back to get back to the US and why he decided to write “The Insulin Express.” […]. General diabetes books insulin podcast traveling with diabetesCNN Correspondent & author Oren Liebermann has quite an unusual diagnosis story. He found out he had type 1 while on an around-the-world adventure with his wife.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    [Insulin] Tandem Insulin Pump to Become Available in Scandinavia
    Tandem Diabetes Care has announced that they have partnered with Rubin Medical to make Tandem’s t:slim X2 insulin pump, cartridges, and t:lock family of infusion sets available to Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. News Technology Type 1 Diabetes Animas diabetes news insulin insulin pumps Tandem Tandem t:slim X2
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    [Insulin] Ten Things People Do for Insulin
    There is no denying that insulin costs are severely inflated. More than a few readers confessed to reaching out to the family and loved ones of an older, insulin-dependent individual after his or her death to inquire about insulin and supplies. What about the insulin?’ Individuals who rely on Multiple Daily Injections are instructed to prime the insulin pen before giving a dose. Using expired insulin. Read Can I Use My Insulin After its Expiration Date?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    [Insulin] Homicide Charge for Father Who Refused to Learn About Son’s Diabetes
    Read Parents Who Withheld Insulin Appeal Murder Conviction. Read Woman Pleads Guild for Her Daughter’s Fatal Insulin Overdose. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. Another parent has been charged with homicide after a child died from complications related to Type 1 diabetes. In Wasseau, Wisconsin, Robert Glazner is being held in jail on a $500,000 cash bond.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    [Insulin] Leveraging Benefit Design for Better Diabetes Self-Management and A1C Control
    Shrank, MD, MSHS Patients with diabetes receiving insulin treatment with lower cost sharing for blood glucose testing strips were more likely to achieve glycemic control than those with higher cost sharing Michael P. Thompson, PhD; Pradeep S.B. Podila, MS, MHA; Chip Clay, MDiv, BCC; Joy Sharp, BS; Sandra Bailey-DeLeeuw, MSHS; Armika J. Berkley, MPH; Bobby G. Baker, DMin, BCC; and Teresa M. Waters, PhD Tara A. Lavelle, PhD; Mallika Kommareddi, MPH; Lisa H.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    [Insulin] Communicating on Matters of Love and Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes communication couple insulin insulin pumps love low-carb diet relationships with diabetesLove is complicated, and involving someone else in your diabetes care can be as well. When you put the two together, you have the potential for some serious miscommunication. However, with a positive mindset and an open dialogue between the two of you, there is also potential for a deepened mutual love and respect for […].
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
    [Insulin] Valeritas Presents Data Demonstrating V-Go Wearable Insulin Delivery.
    a medical technology company which offers patients with type 2 diabetes V-GoA Wearable Insulin Delivery device, a simple, affordable, all-in-one insulin delivery option that is worn like a patch and can eliminate the need for taking multiple daily shots, announced today it presented positive findings from its MOTIV4CONTROL study as a poster at The 11th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes , February 15 to 17, in Vienna, Austria.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
    [Insulin] Top Ten Best Diabetes “Prick” Up Lines
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes couple dating diabetes humor insulin insulin pumps pick-up lines Valentine's DayBeing out on the single scene comes with its own challenges, but it also comes with some extra “sweet” pick up line material. We thought it would be fun to ask the diabetes online community (DOC) for some of the best diabetes pick up lines they’ve ever received. “Your so sweet, you make my […].
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
    [Insulin] Plant-based diet improves diabetes markers in overweight adults: study Research
    A vegan diet improves insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function in overweight adults with no previous history of diabetes, reveals a new study in Nutrients. Participants who followed the plant-based diet for the 16-week intervention period saw increases in meal-stimulated insulin secretion and pancreatic beta-cell glucose sensitivity, found the research team led by the from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
    [Insulin] Food, Diabetes, Food, Diabetes
    Food Type 1 Diabetes diet food gluten-free glycemic index (GI) insulin low-carb diet nutritionFood is the single biggest influence on blood glucose levels when you have diabetes. The topic of food and diabetes will come up in every conversation. It is a massive minefield with so many people offering advice and so many people who are passionate about a single way of eating with diabetes. Disclaimer: I’m not a […].
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
    [Insulin] DreaMed Diabetes Receives CE Mark for Platform for the Management of Type 1 Diabetes
    DreaMed Diabetes' cloud-based solution achieved similar glycemic control to that of medical experts in pilot studies, while simplifying patient experience, by offering a personalized insulin treatment plan based on the analysis of vast amounts of data from a variety of sources
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018
    [Insulin] Lows, Lancets & Love Letters: from Mom to Josiah
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes children with diabetes diagnosis story insulin love letter Lows Lancets and Love Letters Omnipod parent and child with diabetes parenting with diabetesBy Christie Lawrence Editor’s Note: I had the pleasure of meeting Christie through the diabetes online community (DOC) shortly after my diagnosis. She was newly diagnosed as well and we were both coming to terms with our new normal.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018
    [Insulin] Do CGM Really Help Patients Improve Diabetes Management?
    News Technology Type 1 Diabetes A1c continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom freestyle insulin insulin pumps libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic quality of life type 1 diabetes study There is all sorts of clinical data to back up the benefits of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and people with diabetes on social media often praise the CGM for making life better, but researchers have recently sought to improve the data available on real-world use.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018
    [Insulin] Health Tip: Sleep's Effects on Diabetes
    Chronic sleep deprivation leads to less insulin production and increased production of stress hormones, the foundation says. Over time, too much glucose stays in the bloodstream and increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018
    [Insulin] Manipulating gut bacteria may cut obesity, diabetes risk
    The study with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome showed evidence that the intestinal microbiome -- a 'garden' of bacterial, viral and fungal genes -- plays a substantial role in the development of obesity and insulin resistance in mammals, including humans New York: Manipulating levels and ratios of gut bacteria can help prevent obesity and diabetes -- a common risk factor for developing cardiovascular diseases, finds a new study.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [Insulin] Diabetes Inktrospectives: Brett’s Life Story
    Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Diabetes Inktrospectives insulin IRONMAN Triathlon tattooBy Brett Buehner What made you decide to get a diabetes-themed tattoo? My tattoo is not necessarily primarily a diabetes tattoo, but a mix of many parts of my life. The tattoo adds a lot of my life into one story with diabetes being a large portion of my daily life. What inspired you to […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [Insulin] Insulin Nation Reader Engagement Survey
    Loading… Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. Dear Readers, We are expanding our site, and we’re eager to know what kinds of stories you most want to see and where you want to see them. Please take a moment to complete our brief survey and enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. (We We promise it won’t take more than a minute!).
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [Insulin] Certified Diabetes Educator Resume Tips
    When reviewing applications for a Certified Diabetes Educator position, recruiters look for basic skills and information, such as the ability to activate and operate insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), and other diabetes management technology. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. As a Certified Diabetes Educator, securing a job in the industry is not always an easy task.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [Insulin] What if a School District Won’t Cooperate With Diabetes Care?
    Insulin dosing errors or carbohydrate miscalculations tend to elicit a “no harm, no foul” response from the school district. The very next day, staff mistook a hyperglycemia for viral illness by failing to inspect the insulin pump. I checked her ketones, gave fluids, and inspected the insulin pump. The plan I submitted included insulin pump inspection. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? It’s the year 2018, or so I thought.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [Insulin] Jumping Right in with Diabetes Tech After Diagnosis
    On this episode of the Juicebox Podcast Daniel talks about jumping in headfirst to use diabetes technology — an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor — to manage his son’s diabetes. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes children with diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) insulin insulin pumps podcastDaniel is the father of a young son living with type 1 diabetes. His four-year-old son Leo was diagnosed just a year ago.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Insulin] Tandem Diabetes seeks $60 million in stock offering
    Tandem Diabetes Care is offering 30 million shares of its stock at $2 apiece for a gross total of $60 million, the San Diego maker of insulin pumps said Friday. The offering is managed by Oppenheimer & Co
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Insulin] Research Collaboration: the key to progress for a cure
    He wondered if there was a way to engineer a beta cell (the insulin producing cells that are eliminated by autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes) so that the immune system would not destroy it. Stephan Kissler, PhD (left) and Peng Yi, PhD (right) are searching for a cure for diabetes. Their story has no ending yet, but certainly has a promising beginning. O ne of the great strengths of Joslin research is the ease with which different areas of study can combine on new ideas.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Insulin] New study shows vegan diet improves diabetes markers in overweight adults
    A plant-based diet improves beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity in overweight adults with no history of diabetes, according to a new study published in Nutrients by researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The study randomly assigned participants--who were overweight and had no history of diabetes--to an intervention or control group in a 1:1 ratio
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Insulin] New study shows vegan diet improves diabetes markers in overweight adults
    A plant-based diet improves beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity in overweight adults with no history of diabetes, according to a new study published in Nutrients by researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The study randomly assigned participants-who were overweight and had no history of diabetes-to an intervention or control group in a 1:1 ratio
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Insulin] Mouse study adds to evidence linking gut bacteria and obesity
    A new Johns Hopkins study of mice with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome has added to evidence that the intestinal microbiome - a "garden" of bacterial, viral and fungal genes - plays a substantial role in the development of obesity and insulin resistance in mammals, including humans.
  • SCOTT'S DIABETES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Insulin] A Bad Case by Erin Spineto
    Being the geniuses that they are, the first question they ask is when was his last insulin shot. Most likely the dog is running off a long-acting insulin, which means, even if it stopped working exactly twelve hours after injection–which it doesn’t– the poor dog’s blood sugar would slowly begin to climb after twelve hours. The dog could probably survive quite a few days without insulin.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Insulin] Tiny drug-delivering capsules could sustain transplanted insulin-producing cells
    A drug-carrying microsphere within a cell-bearing microcapsule could be the key to transplanting insulin-secreting pig pancreas cells into human patients whose own cells have been destroyed by type I diabetes
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Insulin] Innovative Medical Devices for the Treatment of Diabetes, Defymed.
    Recognized by its peers for the development of two innovative medical devices - ExOlin , an insulin delivery device, and MailPan , a bioartificial pancreas - the company intends to strengthen its position as a worldwide leader in innovative physiological treatments of diabetes and chronic diseases French-based Medtech company Defymed confirms its global position.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Insulin] Mouse study adds to evidence linking gut bacteria and obesity
    A new study of mice with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome has added to evidence that the intestinal microbiome -- a 'garden' of bacterial, viral and fungal genes -- plays a substantial role in the development of obesity and insulin resistance in mammals, including humans
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Insulin] Pros and Cons of Personalized Coaching Apps
    Weight loss and/or reduced insulin intake. In studies that included individuals with Type 1 and Type 2, many participants reported weight loss and claimed to have significantly reduced insulin intake. In the case that it reduces the daily dosage of costly insulin, a coaching app may be a good investment. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Insulin] A Caregiver’s Journey to Pump Therapy Part 1: My Daughter’s Diabetes Diagnosis
    How is the type 1 diabetes journey – from diagnosis, through starting on multiple daily injections, to beginning on an insulin pump and other milestones – viewed and managed from the caregiver perspective? And keep coming back for the rest of the series, which covers topics like the decision to transition Q to an insulin pump, working with our healthcare provider to prepare for a pump and more. Diabetes Diagnosis Freelance Insulin Pump
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018
    [Insulin] Emerging Technologies for the Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Pregnancy.
    The latest evidence suggests that continuous glucose monitoring should be offered to all women on intensive insulin therapy in early pregnancy The purpose of the study is to discuss emerging technologies available in the management of type 1 diabetes in pregnancy.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
    [Insulin] Insulin quality questions have diabetes experts scrambling
    The study author, a pharmacist, bought vials of insulin at a number of pharmacies and found that on average the vials had less than half of what was listed on the label and none met a minimum standard Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised about the research itself.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
    [Insulin] Zen and the Art of Insulin Maintenance
    Those of us who depend on insulin do our utmost to match insulin to sugars. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes management emotions exercise insulin zenBy David N Bernstein, PhD As a type 1 diabetic, I’ve ridden the sometimes wild and seemingly unpredictable highs and lows of the glucose roller coaster. This match-up, after all, is the essence of diabetes management. Yet the process can […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
    [Insulin] Becoming a Type 1 Parent: Two Mothers’ Stories
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes children with diabetes Dexcom diabetes at school diabetes diagnosis fear insulin joslin Joslin Diabetes Center Lantus type 1 diabetic parent workThe diagnosis of type 1 diabetes comes for many families like a bolt from the blue: in the blink of an eye, everything about the family’s previous existence changes, and life never returns to what it was like before a child or teen was diagnosed with the lifelong condition.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
    [Insulin] Type 1 Diabetes and Ulcerative Colitis
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c autoimmune disease colonoscopy diagnosis exercise insulin reflections ulcerative colitisI’m actually writing this introduction a few months after I began this blog post. It’s been a fairly tough time of it, as you’ll read on in a minute. The beginning is fairly difficult, very down and negative and unlike most of what I write on here but I wanted to be honest. To […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
    [Insulin] 24 Years with Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c diabetes anniversary (diaversary) diabetes burnout diabetes journey Diabetes Online Community (DOC) insulin insulin pumps reflectionToday marks my 24th diabetes anniversary, my “diaversary.” ” It doesn’t really feel all that momentous. Next year’s 25 will be a big one, but this year just seems like another day. I’m glad I have gone another year without any new complications.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
    [Insulin] Is the Public’s Lack of Empathy to Blame for Increased Insulin Costs?
    How exactly did insulin become unaffordable? Pendergrass begins by telling the story of Alec Raeshawn Smith, who recently died after an all-too-common practice: rationing insulin due to expense. There are a few reasons for this: these individuals need insulin to live, the drug costs are extraordinarily inflated, and there are no generic options. But no one seems to care that insulin prices have increased 700% in the last 20 years.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
    [Insulin] Glucose-Dependent Granule Docking Limits Insulin Secretion and Is Decreased in Human Type 2 Diabetes
    Cell Metabolism , Vol. 27, No. 470-478.e4, doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2017.12.017 cmet.2017.12.017 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
    [Insulin] Dexcom G5 or FreeStyle Libre: Which is Better at Reducing Low Blood Sugar?
    News Technology Type 1 Diabetes Abbott Abbott FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom Dexcom G5 Mobile freestyle hypoglycemia unawareness insulin libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia A new study comparing the impact of the Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitor and FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System on hypoglycemia showed that the Dexcom G5 helped to reduce low blood sugars in people with type 1 diabetes who struggle with low blood sugar.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
    [Insulin] Endogenous peptide improves glucose and insulin tolerance and reduces body weight in mice
    Treating obese mice with catestatin , a peptide naturally occurring in the body, showed significant improvement in glucose and insulin tolerance and reduced body weight, report University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers. In a study published in Diabetes on February 6, researchers identified CST's role in the recruitment and function of macrophages in the liver as well as regulation of obesity-induced liver inflammation and insulin resistance
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
    [Insulin] A Low Blow
    units of insulin on board. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) workThat crisp feeling of morning freshness was slowly beginning to fade. My state of calm was beginning to substitute itself with discomfort. I could feel this rapid sensation slowly washing over my entire body. I glanced at my pump, which told me that I had 0.6 I reached into my […].
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
    [Insulin] Peptide improves glucose and insulin sensitivity, lowers weight in mice
    Treating obese mice with catestatin (CST), a peptide naturally occurring in the body, showed significant improvement in glucose and insulin tolerance and reduced body weight, report researchers
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
    [Insulin] An experiment in mice palliates kidney disease caused by diabetes
    The disease is caused by impaired insulin secretion, which in turn hinders cell glucose uptake; as a result, sugar levels in the bloodstream remain excessively high Diabetes has become a major health problem worldwide; some estimates suggest that in 20 years, there will be around 600 million diabetics.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
    [Insulin] Diabetes and Animal Research
    Insulin Nation recently had a conversation with a reader, Mary Clemens, about the moral conflicts of respecting animals’ rights while also benefiting from the research conducted on animals. Insulin from pigs for human use required the pigs’ sacrifice for my benefit. If glucose is added, then the intestine-on-a-chip responds by releasing a hormonal signal, which acts on the pancreas to produce insulin. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Insulin] Insulin quality questions have diabetes experts scrambling Source: AP
    The study author, a pharmacist, bought vials of insulin at a number of pharmacies and found that on average the vials had less than half of what was listed on the label and none met a minimum standard Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised about the research itself.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Insulin] Insulin quality questions have diabetes experts scrambling
    Carter raised a stir with his recently published study finding that a variety of insulin vials he tested seemed to hold far less of the life-saving hormone than they should In this Jan. 30, 2018, photo Pharmacist and researcher Alan Carter poses for a photo in Kansas City, Mo.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Insulin] Insulin quality questions have diabetes experts scrambling
    Carter raised a stir with his recently published study finding that a variety of insulin vials he tested seemed to hold fa. This undated photo provided by Novo Nordisk, Inc., shows the North American headquarters for Novo Nordisk in Plainsboro, N.J. Preliminary research published Dec. 21, 2017, in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, sugges
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Insulin] Simple molecule could prevent, alleviate pre-diabetes
    Restoring levels of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ), a key molecule in energy production in cells, could overcome insulin resistance or pre-diabetes -- a precursor to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Insulin] College And Type 101: Navigating the Dining Hall
    Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. College dining halls are often buffet-style. In the come-all eat-all area, many will spend hours talking with friends, cramming for a test, or just trying to find some coffee and wake-up. This poses special challenges to a student with diabetes. How many carbs are in this lasagna? Should I eat dessert? Is there sugar free maple syrup?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Insulin] Why Congress Needs to Renew the Special Diabetes Program
    Insulin Nation readers can take action at www.JDRF.org/SDPnow to urge Congress to renew the Special Diabetes Program. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. The Hill published the following opinion piece from JDRF President and CEO Derek Rapp and Stacy A. Bohlen, CEO of the National Indian Health Board, on February 2, 2018.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Insulin] Diabetes Management: A Work in Progress
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes beta cells insulin Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) mantra meditation yogaThere’s a blizzard outside and today we’re snowed in. In Rochester, NY where I grew up, we rarely had snow days. Being close to Canada and having snow for almost 8 months of the year meant the city was well equipped to meet extreme weather. But here in New York state, it’s been snowing in […].
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Insulin] Loss of coenzyme Q10 increases pre-diabetes risk
    Levels of CoQ and the presence of insulin resistance were analyzed in a range of experimental laboratory settings, mouse models and samples from humans, as part of an ambitious research collaboration conducted with the University of Sydney, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Genentech Inc. Concentrations of CoQ were found to be lower in insulin resistant body fat and muscle tissue
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
    [Insulin] Type-2 diabetes: Insulin held up in traffic
    In a new study, researchers show why insulin secretion is not working properly in patients suffering from type-2 diabetes
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
    [Insulin] Type-2 diabetes: Insulin held up in traffic
    In a new study, researchers from the universities of Uppsala and Lund show why insulin secretion is not working properly in patients suffering from type-2 diabetes. The report is published in the journal Cell Metabolism
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
    [Insulin] Type-2 diabetes: Insulin held up in traffic
    In a new study, researchers from the universities of Uppsala and Lund show why insulin secretion is not working properly in patients suffering from type-2 diabetes. The report is published in the journal Cell Metabolism
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
    [Insulin] FOCUS-In diabetes war, Novo Nordisk aims to break mould with new pill
    The once-daily pill belongs to a blockbuster class of treatments known as GLP-1s that stimulate insulin production, the first of which were derived from the venomous bite of North America's Gila monster lizard Novo's oral semaglutide medicine is important for ensuring the group's long-term growth - a critical mission after 2017 results last week revealed mounting price pressure in a crowded market targeting the world's 450 million diabetics.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
    [Insulin] In diabetes war, Novo Nordisk aims to break mold with new pill
    After nearly a century building a company worth US$125 billion based on injectable drugs, Denmark's Novo Nordisk - the world's biggest insulin maker - wants to prove this year it can transform the diabetes market with a pill. FILE PHOTO: A view shows kettles at an insulin production line in Novo Nordisk's plant in Kalundborg, Denmark November 4, 2013
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
    [Insulin] Is Technology Helping or Hurting Research for a Cure?
    The most significant development, according to the researchers, has been Medtronic’s 670-g hybrid closed loop system, which fine-tunes basal insulin delivery based on readings of glucose levels. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. There is no question that technology is transforming diabetes care for those fortunate enough to have access to it.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
    [Insulin] Is Your Insulin Compromised?
    Alan Carter is a pharmacist and the author of the study, “Insulin Concentration in Vials Randomly Purchased in Pharmacies in the United States: Considerable Loss in the Cold Supply Chain” and he’s on the Juicebox Podcast to explain what this means for people who use insulin to manage their diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes insulin podcast
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
    [Insulin] Lows, Lancets & Love Letters: from Jillian to Joey
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes insulin insulin pumps love letter Lows Lancets and Love Letters siblingsEditor’s note: I had the pleasure of meeting Jillian in person a few summers ago at a Long Island, NY meet up event. She spoke about really wanting to get involved within the diabetic community, fast forward to two years later and she is a huge advocate for our cause, with a Instagram page with over […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
    [Insulin] Casting Call for Dark Comedy About T1D
    Spineto told Insulin Nation that the web series is intended to be therapeutic, because finding comedy in a crappy situation (having diabetes) can make it easier to cope with that situation. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. What happens when diabetes shows up at the worst possible moment? This is the premise of a comedy series written by diabetes advocate and author, Erin Spineto.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
    [Insulin] Five Young Diabetes Advocates to Watch
    One of Insulin Nation’s Facebook community members is raising money to improve hospital stays for patients at Wolfson’s Childrens Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, where he stayed for four days when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
    [Insulin] Valentine’s Day with Diabetes
    But with a little planning (and a little extra insulin!) This post, written what seems like eons ago, illustrates just how much easier it is for us to navigate parties with an insulin pump, but also how far we’ve come in our diabetes management skills and confidence. The cost of one rose can supply insulin to a child in a developing country for a month.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
    [Insulin] Fundraiser from Chepstow gears up for diabetes charity effort
    Her hunch six years ago led him to his GP, then to A&E - and the couple have since had to get used to a life punctuated by finger prick tests, insulin injections and counting carbohydrate levels in food A CAMPAIGN to raise awareness of the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes alerted Clare Adams to the possibility that husband David might have the condition.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018
    [Insulin] Fight against diabetes takes a step forward
    Photo: Star Novo Nordisk's goal to defeat diabetes took a significant step forward in Bangladesh last week after the Danish healthcare giant agreed to transfer its advanced proprietary technology to manufacture modern insulin products locally Right, Simeen Hossain, managing director of Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd, speaks during an interview in Dhaka last week, while Sebnem Avsar Tuna, corporate vice-president for Novo Nordisk's Oceania and Southeast Asia regions, looks on.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018
    [Insulin] Thoughtful Ways to Say “I Love You” to Your Significant Other with Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes dating insulin insulin pumps love low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet relationships with diabetes supportLife with diabetes can seem unconventional from the outside looking in. When we bring new people into our lives, they get to learn about our needs, routines, and how they can best support us in all aspects of life, including this one.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018
    [Insulin] Musings on Reaching 50 Years with Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes anniversary (diaversary) diabetes journey diabetes thoughts exercise insulin joslin Lilly Diabetes (Eli Lilly In a break from my usual postings, this one is a stream of consciousness diatribe on my person experiences. Please indulge my musings since I’m nearing the half-century mark of living (well) with type 1 diabetes. I got diabetes back in the Dark Ages (1968) of its treatment. The only feedback I had on my […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
    [Insulin] Reactive Hypoglycemia: A Cautionary Tale
    Food Type 2 Diabetes Weight Management high-carb food insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) reactive hypoglycemiaFor many people, losing a lot of weight results in blood glucose (BG) levels at or close to normal, and your doctor may tell you that you’re no longer diabetic. If this happens to you, first of all you should be congratulated for the difficult job of losing weight. That’s wonderful. But you should also […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
    [Insulin] Dating and Relationships for People With Diabetes
    If you’re reliant on subcutaneous insulin infusion, blood sugar checks, and the general mindfulness associated with chronic illness, navigating the waters of love (and lust) can be quite the adventure, but there are certain […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes dating insulin relationships with diabetesDating and relationships can be challenging even in the best of circumstances. So what about dating when you live with diabetes?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
    [Insulin] Why Don’t People Take Diabetes Seriously?
    Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes American Diabetes Association (ADA) celebrities with diabetes diabetes awareness diabetes denial diabetes misconceptions exercise insulin neuropathy retinopathyWhen we hear that a loved one or friend has a serious illness it can evoke in us strong emotions of fear, worry, sadness and compassion. “I’m so sorry” and “How can I help?” ” are commonly offered sentiments in these difficult situations.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
    [Insulin] Study: U.S. Insulin May be Substandard, As Well As Costly
    Carter and Lutz Heinemann published a report in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology that suggests that insulin vials sold in U.S. They included 4-5 vials each of regular and NPH insulin from two major manufacturers: Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly. The researchers used a mass spectrometry method to measure insulin in plasma. Furthermore, there was considerable variation among the tested batches, with NPH insulin varying by 10.9% On December 21, 2017, Alan W.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
    [Insulin] College And Type 101: Telling Roommates About Diabetes
    It can be as simple as “Just so you don’t freak out when you see me poke myself to check my blood sugar or inject insulin, you should know I have Type 1 diabetes. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. College is full of new experiences, among them sharing a room with another new student.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
    [Insulin] Weather, the Diabetes Havoc-er
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes exercise insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) weatherOne of the factors not included in Diatribe’s 22 factors that influence glucose levels is the weather. Sometimes the weather plays with my diabetes management. And here’s how. Do you remember that really, really wet day we had last week? It seems like a distant memory now and I don’t think it had a name, like a […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018
    [Insulin] Type 2 Drug Actos Tied to a Lower Mortality Risk
    Treatments Type 2 Diabetes actos insulin metformin (Glucophage) mortality pioglitazone type 2 diabetes studyResearchers conducted an analysis to look at the risk of cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular death rates in patients whose diabetes drug treatment included pioglitazone (Actos) compared with a different drug. The subjects involved in the study all had the same stage of disease progression.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018
    [Insulin] Blood vessel discovery may prevent diabetes
    New insights from research on how insulin exits the bloodstream to metabolize glucose in cells could lead to new treatments for insulin resistance, a condition that usually precedes type 2 diabetes.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018
    [Insulin] Prostate cancer: Poor prognosis in men with diabetes
    Researchers were able to show that in the affected individuals the androgen receptor and the mitogenic forms of the insulin receptor were more strongly expressed. Men with type 2 diabetes are less likely to develop prostate cancer than patients without diabetes. However, the mortality rate is higher. This could explain why patients with diabetes have a poorer prognosis for prostate cancer
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