• SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin] The Three Levels of Hypoglycemia
    Life with Diabetes News Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) American Diabetes Association (ADA) Helmsley Charitable Trust hypoglycemia unawareness insulin JDRF low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) T1D Exchange
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin] The Happiest Place on Earth: Disney and Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes CGM data Disney insulin insulin pumps traveling with diabetesMy family and I just got back from a trip to Disney World! We went for five nights/six days and had an amazing time! The weather was absolutely perfect and we survived the plane ride with my 15 month old. We did two days at Magic Kingdom and the crowds weren’t too bad. On the second […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin] Meet Insulin Nation’s New Editor
    As I chronicled in my first piece for Insulin Nation , I soon developed chronic, debilitating migraines. So, I gradually became more involved with Insulin Nation and the T1D online community. I’m honored to share and bear witness to more of those stories on Insulin Nation. Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetic Ketoacidosis – its Causes and its Treatments
    She provides advice on diabetes for Insulin Nation. The condition results from an insulin deficiency that may have come about from undiagnosed diabetes, a forgotten insulin injection, a malfunctioning insulin pump, an illness, psychological stress, an eating disorder, or insulin that was incorrectly stored. In ketoacidosis, a lack of insulin causes the body to go into starvation mode. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] Admelog: Sanofi’s Fast Acting Insulin Lispro is FDA Approved
    The FDA has approved Sanofi’s follow-on biologic insulin called Admelog. Sanofi’s press release states “Admelog is a rapid-acting insulin similar to Humalog,” which is manufactured by Eli Lilly. The new insulin will be available in vials and via […]. News Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Admelog Basaglar biologic insulin diabetes news Humalog insulin Lantus Lilly Sanofi U.S.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] How a maker with Type I diabetes led an open source project to create.
    The Open Artificial Pancreas uses statistical machine-learning techniques to anticipate movements in blood sugar and introduces small, frequent doses of insulin to smooth out otherwise dangerous and debilitating fluctuations
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] FDA Approves New Once-Weekly Ozempic for Type 2 Diabetes
    Ozempic, which is part of a diabetes class of drugs called GLP-1 (glucagon peptide receptor agonist), lowers blood sugar by boosting insulin secretion. News Treatments Type 2 Diabetes A1c GLP-1 insulin Novo Nordisk Ozempic (semaglutide) type 2 diabetes drugs type 2 diabetes study U.S. The FDA has approved Novo Nordisk’s new type 2 diabetes drug–the once-weekly semaglutide, marketed as Ozempic.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] FDA OKs Sanofi's follow-on biologic of Lilly's diabetes drug Humalog
    Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it approved Sanofi SA's Admelog as the first follow-on biologic version of Eli Lilly and Co's fast-acting insulin, Humalog. The U.S. FILE PHOTO: French multinational pharmaceutical company SANOFI logo seen at their headquaters in Paris, France, March 8, 2016
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus-induced Diabetes
    As many readers know, Type 1 diabetes occurs when the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed. To regulate blood sugar levels, individuals with Type 1 diabetes have to rely on the life-long administration of insulin. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. In Sweden, more than 1 in 200 children suffer from Type 1 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] Why People with Type 1 Should Care About Metformin
    There are two reasons people with Type 1 have to worry about heart disease: First, having Type 1 diabetes doesn’t make you exempt from the dangers of sedentary living or obesity; in fact, insulin therapy helps make those two issues a common problem in the Type 1 community, as too many avoid exercise out of fear of hypoglycemia. Maybe someone will create a new formulation of metformin and mark the price up (cough cough insulin), but right now you can get it at a bargain.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] D-Kid Interviews IndyCar Driver Charlie Kimball
    From the second I get up, I’m checking my blood sugar, and then I take Tresiba, a once-daily, long-acting basal insulin that is approved for blood sugar control in adults and children one-year and older with diabetes. The inside front tire changer on my pit crew has also been trained to give me an insulin injection through my racing suit, if needed. Summary: Charlie Kimball is an IndyCar racer who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 22.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] A 180-Day CGM: Senseonics’ Eversense XL Approved in Europe
    News Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) diabetes devices eversense freestyle insulin libre sensenoics U.S. This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • SCOTT'S DIABETES  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] There’s a new diabetes website in town!
    It started as a venue for Christel to describe her experience as an active woman living with type 1 diabetes, and share how she manages insulin, food, and exercise. Diabetes Strong is a new health and fitness website for people living with diabetes. It’s the place to go if you’re looking for information and advice on everything from exercise and nutrition to the latest diabetes products and tech.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Wollongong designed and built bioprinter offers a diabetes cure
    Researchers at the University of Wollongong have designed and built the printer which will be capable of delivering insulin-producing islet cells from a protective bioink into a printed scaffold suitable for transplant
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Peter Watts: Denial of disability tax credit to diabetics causes 'furor'
    The CRA had concluded that Type 1 diabetics were not using 14 hours of their time each week to manage their insulin therapy, which was the minimum required in the agency's view. The Canada Revenue Agency is taking steps to quell a furor over what critics were calling its heartless treatment of diabetics
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Insulin Treatment of Diabetes
    Normal blood glucose levels can be achieved and maintained in many, possibly most, diabetics who need insulin by basing dosage on currently available clinical-laboratory and home-monitoring techniques, thereby postponing or minimizing complications 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, DECEMBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetes Treatments of the Future: Insulin-Producing Cell Implants
    A new approach to regenerating insulin production in people with type 1 diabetes is gaining steam in California. An alternative to the often-discussed technological improvements leading to a closed loop insulin delivery system, the insulin-producing cell implants are a biological solution to the issue of non-insulin producing pancreases (a challenge we know as type 1 […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin] Listen: Using the Medtronic 670G Hybrid Closed Loop
    He’s also one of the longest users of this system which combines an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to make some of the diabetes decisions […]. General 670G hybrid closed-loop insulin insulin pumps Medtronic medtronic 670g podcastIn this episode of Diabetes Connections, Stacey shares an interview with Jason Gensler, one of the first people with diabetes to use the Medtronic 670G hybrid closed-loop system.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin] Low Blood Sugar Treatments – Are You Prepared?
    It might seem like a no-brainer that we must be prepared for the inevitable low blood sugars that occur for those of us who take insulin, but are you truly as prepared as you can be to save your own life? Life with Diabetes Treatments Type 1 Diabetes diabetes supplies insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017
    [Insulin] Skinny Peppermint Mocha? Not This Year!
    Food carbohydrate counting coffee holidays insulinThe Starbucks controversy this year isn’t what is (or isn’t) printed on their holiday cups, rather it’s an absence of sugar-free peppermint syrup, a necessary ingredient of the yearly favorite of many people with diabetes: the Skinny Peppermint Mocha. Every year Starbucks comes out with their list of holiday beverages. This list usually includes some […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017
    [Insulin] Can Dapagliflozin Help Some With Type 1 Diabetes Improve A1c?
    News Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c AstraZeneca Farxiga (dapagliflozin) insulin SGLT-2 type 1 diabetes study type 2 diabetes drugsDapagliflozin is part of a class of type 2 diabetes drugs called SGLT-2 inhibitors marketed in the US as Farxiga. A new study published in The Lancet shows researchers conducted DEPICT-1, a double-blind, randomized, parallel-controlled, three-arm, phase 3, multi-center study done at hundreds of sites in 17 countries.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017
    [Insulin] Choose Your Meter Wisely
    By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE These days, there is a lot of emphasis on accuracy, particularly when it comes to continuous glucose monitors (and their ability to match blood glucose values) and insulin pumps (and their ability to deliver doses with extreme precision). Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) blood glucose/sugar meter blood glucose/sugar meter accuracy insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
    [Insulin] Afrezza Does It for Me First Time Out
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Afrezza Dexcom inhaled insulin insulin iOS iPhone low-carb diet MannKind rapid-acting insulin traveling with diabetesI know a lot of type 1s have waxed poetic over the amazing effects of Afrezza, particularly it’s quick onset and just as quick exit from the body. That always appealed to me, but I couldn’t fathom how I could use it when the smallest dose it comes in, in its little colored blister packs […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
    [Insulin] AZ Mother Still Unresponsive Ten Months After Severe Hypoglycemia
    He’s also encountered many providers who disregard his opinion about diabetes treatment, such as Holly’s dosage of long-lasting insulin. One physician prescribed forty units of long-lasting insulin twice a day—twice her usual dose. “I Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
    [Insulin] Meet Eversense, the Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)
    News Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Android continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom eversense exercise freestyle insulin iOS libre Medtronic sensenoics Senseonics U.S. The Eversense Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system feels like something out of the future. You have a tiny sensor under the skin in your arm that broadcasts your glucose levels in real-time. You get an accurate reading without the hassle of inserting sensors into your skin every week.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017
    [Insulin] Taking Regular Breaks from Continuous Glucose Data
    Life with Diabetes Technology Type 1 Diabetes blood glucose/sugar management continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Flash glucose monitoring system freestyle insulin libre technology breakThe FreeStyle Libre was my first foray into the world of continuous glucose data. After knowing nothing other than pricking my finger up to 15 times per day for six years, it was amazing to be able to check my blood sugar levels so conveniently. The small round sensor that sat on my upper arm […].
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetes drug gains approval
    The drug, Ozempic, also known as semaglutide, works by stimulating the body's own insulin production and reducing appetite Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk said the Food and Drug Administration approved its once-a-week shot for people with Type 2 diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Your Own Personal Lab in the Palm of Your Hand
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c blood glucose monitoring blood glucose/sugar meter diabetes data exercise freestyle insulin libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) U.S. By Steve Edelman, MD Your glucose meter is truly your own personal laboratory in the palm of your hand. Every person living with diabetes should have, and use, a glucose meter!
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Needle Reuse Reported by 12 Percent of Physicians
    In 2014, for example, there were three newsworthy incidents: -More than 4,000 Long Island residents received notice that staff at South Nassau Community Hospital had reused insulin pens on multiple patients. -An An inspection uncovered that a VA hospital in Buffalo had reused insulin pens. Griffin Hospital in Connecticut warned some 1,300 people that it had identified insulin pen reuse. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin] Winter Wonderland: Navigating Diabetes During the Winter
    Storing Insulin. While cold weather itself typically does not impact one’s blood glucose levels, cold temperatures can impact your insulin. Extremes in temperature can affect insulin, so you have to be careful to keep insulin at room temperature and out of heat, light or freezing,” explained Kelly. It is also important to note that insulin should never be frozen, and if your insulin becomes frozen, then you should discard it.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin] Functional Foods and Lifestyle Approaches for Diabetes Prevention and Management.
    A regular consumption of functional foods may be associated with enhanced anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, insulin sensitivity, and anti-cholesterol functions, which are considered integral to prevent and manage T2DM Functional foods contain biologically active ingredients associated with physiological health benefits for preventing and managing chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin] New Diabetes Bill Signed into Law by President Trump
    Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? We don’t want to shock you, but there was a successful bipartisan effort to pass legislation in Washington, DC, and it was focused on the advancement of diabetes care. The National Clinical Care Commission Act was signed into law by President Trump on November 2nd, 2017. Now as to whether or not that law will actually do anything to advance diabetes care, well, only time will tell.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
    [Insulin] Watch: Diabetic Danica Answers Questions About Her Diabetes
    Danica was “tagged” and answered several questions about her diabetes management including the type of pump and insulin she uses and her preferred low blood sugar treatment. ” Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Diabetic Danica insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) videoShe decides to ask herself the questions using a silly voice from the movie “Lilo and Stitch.”
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
    [Insulin] Why We Need to Stop Asking People If Their Diabetes Is Controlled
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c conversations dawn phenomenon diabetes management diabetes self-management empathy healthcare insulin insulin pumps Lantus“Is it controlled?” “Are Are you managing it well?” What was your last HbA1c result?” These are the questions that usually follow as I take a seat in front of my dentist, optometrist, podiatrist, general practitioner and even well-meaning people with absolutely no connection to diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
    [Insulin] 10 Thoughtful Things You Can Do for a Person with Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Dexcom family of person with diabetes friends insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) supportLiving with diabetes presents unique challenges and having the right kind of support from friends and family can make a big difference. Here are ten ways to get involved and show you care: 1. Learn about diabetes I think the biggest thing one can do for a person with diabetes is to learn about the […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
    [Insulin] In the Beginning of Our Life With Type 1 Diabetes, I Would Cry in the Shower
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c Android Apple Dexcom diabetes community diabetes journey fear google insulin insulin pumps iOS iPhone Omnipod parenting with diabetes podcastThe shower seemed like a good place to vent my fear, frustration, and utter lack of confidence. I would emerge reborn having dumped my anxiety down the drain. The guilt and pressure would of course build up again, but the venting would usually hold me over for a week or so. During that time I […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
    [Insulin] Can the Bionic Pancreas Ease Diabetes Distress?
    News Technology Type 1 Diabetes bionic pancreas hybrid closed-loop insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) type 1 diabetes newsDiabetes affects are personal and social lives in ways that we’re not always aware of, probably because we’re busy managing the condition. Yet, every now and then we’ll encounter a scenario that reminds us of this. It might be when we forego checking our blood sugar due to being in an awkward position to do […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
    [Insulin] “Almost” Whole30 Diet
    I personally cannot eat lots of carb-yummy foods along with bucketfuls of insulin and expect anything other than roller-coaster blood sugars. Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes cutting carbs Dexcom insulin low-carb low-carb diet mindful eating sugar whole30I am a firm believer that food choices make a huge difference in making diabetes easier to manage.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
    [Insulin] Type 1 diabetes as common in adults as children, but many adults misdiagnosed
    But many of those with type 1 diabetes after the age of 30 are thought to have type 2 diabetes at first, and not initially treated with insulin to control blood sugar levels Type 1 diabetes is not predominantly a 'disease of childhood' as previously believed, but is similarly prevalent in adults, new research published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
    [Insulin] Your Diabetes Is YOUR Diabetes
    Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c exercise fitness insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) MyFitnessPal social mediaIf you follow me on Instagram (@thehealthydiabetic) you’ll notice that I’ve put a post (which has turned out to be my most engaged one yet) up over the weekend discussing a trend that I, and apparently many others are starting to see. And I’m worried. I’m getting more and more messages from teenagers and young […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Insulin] New Type 2 Diabetes Once-Weekly Drug Omarigliptin Lowered A1c Levels
    News Treatments Type 2 Diabetes A1c DPP-4 inhibitor insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Merck metformin (Glucophage) type 2 diabetes drugsThere are more type 2 diabetes drugs than ever now and researchers are always working to assess the safety and effectiveness of the different medications. Omarigliptin is a long-acting oral drug from the class of diabetes drugs called DPP-4 inhibitor.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Insulin] When Change in Diabetes Management Brings Freedom
    About 6 weeks ago, I stopped using an insulin pump and changed to multiple-daily-injections (MDI). Bernstein Humalog insulin insulin pump break insulin pumps low-carb diet Medtronic multiple daily injections (MDI) OmnipodI haven’t had a grand transformation with weight loss or gaining muscle. My appearance hasn’t changed dramatically over the last few years, yet I’m physically very different.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Insulin] Dear Diagnosis: Brendan’s Letter to Himself
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c Dear Diagnosis diabetes at school diabetes burnout diabetes diagnosis diabetes journey diabetes management insulin insulin pumps Lantus letter Medtronic neuropathy NovoLog reflectionDear Diagnosis Me, It’s been 12 years now, about to be 13 in a couple months. I’m about to narrate your life for you and get you up to speed on what life will be at 21 years old. I hope it scares you. I know back then being eight years old, none of this […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [Insulin] Bovine Insulin is Being Discontinued
    This is the way bovine insulin dies – not with a bang but a whimper. In July, Wockhardt, a UK pharmaceutical company, announced that it was stopping production of its Hypurin bovine-based insulin; there doesn’t appear to be another producer of the insulin formulation in the world. Wockhardt lists six formulations for its bovine-based insulin. Wockhardt has pledged that it will still continue to manufacture Hypurin porcine-based insulin for the foreseeable future.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [Insulin] “Diabetes in the Wild” Encounter
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Abbott Animas conversations Dexcom diabetes community diabetes in the wild insulin insulin pumps Medtronic U.S. I love to read stories from friends who encounter others living with diabetes in the course of their everyday lives. Those Diabetes in the Wild stories are always interesting. But I almost never, ever encounter diabetes in the wild myself.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [Insulin] Researchers identify key mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes
    Researchers found that in obesity, insulin released into the blood by the pancreas is unable to pass through the cells that form the inner lining of blood vessels UT Southwestern researchers have identified a major mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes, which is a common complication of being overweight that afflicts more than 30 million Americans and over 400 million people worldwide.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [Insulin] Type 2 diabetes: It all starts in the liver
    Scientists unravel the factors linking obesity and insulin resistance. inhibits insulin receptors located at the surface of liver cells, they open door to potential news therapeutic strategies Among the detrimental effects of obesity is the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If the strong links between obesity and type 2 diabetes are well known, the cellular and molecular mechanisms were so far poorly understood.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Insulin] Sanofi to begin phase 3 trials of Hanmi's diabetes drug candidate
    Sanofi will start next month phase 3 clinical trials of efpeglenatide -- a longer-acting insulin drug licensed from South Korea's Hanmi Pharmaceutical, the companies said Tuesday. The phase 3 trials for efpeglenatide, to be conducted on 400 patients with Type II diabetes, will start in the US on Dec. 4, according to updated postings by Sanofi on ClincalTrials.gov.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017
    [Insulin] Jordan Morris Interview: Professional Soccer Player Living With Type 1 Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes News Type 1 Diabetes athletes with type 1 diabetes celebrities with diabetes children with diabetes Dexcom insulinJordan Morris has type 1 diabetes and plays forward for the Seattle Sounders FC major league soccer team and the USMNT. Before this he played for Stanford University and just last year won the Hermann Trophy as the best player in NCAA Division I soccer. Besides being a soccer star, he’s a humble guy who is […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin] Is Diabetes Normal?
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes denial Diabetes Online Community (DOC) diagnosis feelings insulinSince the day of my diagnosis, the notion of diabetes being “normal” has been drummed into me. I can still remember my father reassuring me that although I would be stuck with diabetes forever, I would still live a completely normal life. The treatments have come so far. There will definitely be a cure in […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin] Listen: Protesting the High Cost of Insulin
    In this episode of the Diabetes Connections podcast, Stacey talks with T1 International’s founder and director Elizabeth Rowley about the high cost of insulin. What’s of particular interest is that Elizabeth talks about how insulin and other medications […]. Treatments Type 1 Diabetes cost of insulin insulin Lilly podcast T1 International
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin] Insulin pill may delay type 1 diabetes in some
    New research suggests this may be true when giving an insulin pill to try to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes It's often said that timing is everything.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin] Cinnamon may help attack fat, fight obesity, study finds
    Scientists have long suspected that cinnamon can help prevent blood-sugar spikes and protect against insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. But how, exactly, has remained a mystery
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin] Insulin pill may delay type 1 diabetes in some
    New research suggests this may be true when giving an insulin pill to try to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes It's often said that timing is everything.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetes Is Not Just About Your Blood Sugar Level
    Food Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) American Diabetes Association (ADA) diabetes tips exercise fitness healthy eating insulin self-careBy Jane Abbey, RN, CDE, Fit4D Certified Diabetes Educator When you think diabetes, “blood sugar” or “blood glucose” immediately comes to mind.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin] Eccleshall pupils swap uniforms for onesies to raise funds and awareness for diabetes charity
    They must take insulin every day just to stay alive Primary carers Sue Aldred and Vickie Lowe, songwriter Iain Sutherlanf, parent Ginny Creswell and JDRF mascot Rufus with Bishop Lonsdale Academy pupils Brother and sister Callum and Jessica Cresswell both have type one diabetes, a condition affecting 400,000 people in the UK including 29,000 children.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017
    [Insulin] 670G and Me: Insights and Incites on Medtronic’s Latest System
    Technology Treatments Type 1 Diabetes A1c American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) continuous glucose monitor (CGM) dawn phenomenon devices Dexcom diabetes device review exercise inhaled insulin Insulet insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic medtronic 670g Omnipod tandem U.S. By Gary Scheiner What’s the purpose of a diabetes management device? Is it to lower A1c? Prevent hypoglycemia? Spend more time in-range?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
    [Insulin] Dear Diagnosis: Allison’s Letter to Herself
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Dear Diagnosis diabetes diagnosis diabetes journey insulin letterDear Diagnosis, I know that right now, sitting on the cold, hard table at the doctor’s office with trembling hands trying to figure how to puncture your fingertip seems like the end of the world. It certainly doesn’t help when the nurse says “don’t worry, this will all soon become second nature.” ” Not being allowed […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
    [Insulin] The CGM Conversation Is Changing
    Life with Diabetes Technology Treatments Type 1 Diabetes A1c Abbott continuous glucose monitor (CGM) diabetes devices EASD insulin insulin pumps Ireland JDRFThe general consensus around the availability of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems in Ireland among patients and health professionals is that they are only for the select few. And while this may be somewhat true I believe that this conversation will change very soon. By the way, do not be put off by what I […].
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Insulin] Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in Some
    New research suggests this may be true when giving an insulin pill to try to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes It's often said that timing is everything.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetes: Immune system can regulate insulin
    Inflammation processes are responsible for the failure of insulin production in diabetes patients. The patients' own immune systems can contribute to treatment of this disease: researchers have found a feedback mechanism that could help maintain insulin production in overweight sufferers
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Insulin] Surgical Savvy for PWD: What to Know Before, During, and After
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c healing healthcare team insulin insulin pumps surgery talking to your doctorTodd Walker, MD PWD, Type 1 Turned Orthopedic Surgeon It’s a good idea for anyone having surgery to be as prepared as possible, but it’s especially true for people with diabetes. As a type 1 diabetic and orthopedic surgeon, I know firsthand the challenges both patients and surgeons face. People with diabetes have […].
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetes patients' immune system can regulate insulin production
    Inflammation processes are responsible for the failure of insulin production in diabetes patients. The patients' own immune systems can contribute to treatment of this disease: researchers at the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel have found a feedback mechanism that could help maintain insulin production in overweight sufferers, as they report in the journal Immunity
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Insulin] Your Cheat Sheet for Managing Diabetes on Thanksgiving
    Brush up on tips for traveling with an insulin pump , and follow these 10 tips for safe trips. Happy Thanksgiving! Between the family, football, and piled-high plates, it can be overwhelming to properly manage your diabetes. Over the years, the Joslin Blog has compiled tips and tricks for making the day a little easier. General Tips for the Day. Check out these three posts to help you navigate the whole day. For the Table.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [Insulin] Researchers identify three specific molecules that accurately indicate pre-diabetes
    Researchers from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre have identified three specific molecules that accurately indicate insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes - a major predictor of metabolic syndrome, the collection of medical conditions that include abdominal obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [Insulin] CGM Improves Outcomes for Pregnant Women and Their Babies
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c CONCEPTT continuous glucose monitor (CGM) EASD insulin JDRF low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic pregnancy with type 1 diabetesThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
    [Insulin] Study: Zinc Supplementation Lowered Insulin Resistance and Cholesterol
    Food News Type 2 Diabetes beta cells healthy eating insulin pre-diabetes type 2 diabetes news zincZinc is an essential trace element that we humans need to get from our daily diet. It plays a role in hormonal balance and this study might be showing just how important it is to get enough of. Researchers conducted a year long randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase II clinical trial to find out how supplementing […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin] Breastfeeding With Diabetes: What You Need to Know
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes baby breastfeeding childbirth gestational diabetes insulin parenting with diabetesThe benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and child are well-established and breastfeeding their newborn is an important goal for many women. There is much to learn about breastfeeding, and women with diabetes may wonder if there are specific diabetes-related considerations.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetes Is a Heavy Stone
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Dexcom feelings high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia) insulinI woke up early this morning, feeling not rested, achy. Today was the first day in many days that I was able to sleep in, and I’ve been so burnt out lately that I really thought I would. But I didn’t. I woke up around 7, unsettled. I’ve been having a rough few days, so […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin] Are My Joint Issues Due to Being Active, Normal Aging, or Diabetes?
    Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes aging bayer exercise insulin joints overuse injuryLiving with diabetes often leads me to wonder if what I’m experiencing — particularly when it’s an irritated joint or an overuse injury — is a consequence of being a regularly physically active person, getting older, or having diabetes, or some combination of those. Which one of these is causing my joint issues? Is it […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Insulin] Watch: Overcoming Shame & a Low-Carb Approach to Reducing Insulin Needs
    Life with Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes blame guilt insulin low carb high fat low-carb diet obesity shame TED-Ed and TEDx videos videoToday we have two videos for you, both from Dr. Sarah Hallberg. In the first short video, Dr. Hallberg and Dr. Jeff Stanley, as well as several people living with type 2 diabetes, talk about shame…and getting rid of those feelings of shame! This second video is Dr. Hallberg’s TEDx Talk called “Reversing type 2 […].
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Insulin] Like a baby: The vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring
    Scientists looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children's metabolic characteristics -- including body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, which reflects future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease -- in approximately 1,100 children followed from gestation through early adolescence
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Insulin] Dear Diagnosis: Quinn’s Letter to Herself
    Plus, shots aren’t that bad, an insulin pump is even better. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes children with diabetes Dear Diagnosis diabetes diagnosis insulin insulin pumps letterDear Diagnosis, At first, it might seem like the world is ending, like nothing will ever be the same again, but you are still a kid and you can do anything you set your mind to. Diabetes doesn’t keep you from making friends at […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Insulin] Tubed vs. Tubeless: Insulin Pump Comparison
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes closed-loop system continuous glucose monitor (CGM) insulin insulin pumps Medtronic OmnipodIt’s been more than ten years since Caleb began pumping. That’s more than 1,500 pods, roughly estimating. Caleb was four when we decided to use Omnipod. He didn’t have much say in the matter. Over the years, we’ve talked about other pumps. I thought he might be intrigued by the t:slim because of its slick touch screen. […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Insulin] My Experience at the DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women and Diabetes Unconference
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes burnout diabetes community diabetes events DiabetesSisters exercise insulin insulin pumps Medtronic support weekend for womenThis past weekend, I attended the DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women and Diabetes Unconference in Alexandria, VA.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Insulin] Molly's Kids: Jack Smith has diabetes, but is allergic to life-saving insulin
    What you can't see in this photo of Jack Smith, has an almost unheard of struggle he deals with four-to-six times a day. His mom sent an email to introduce her son
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetes Daily Turns 12!
    General Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes google insulin U.S. Today is Diabetes Daily’s 12th birthday! I like to use my birthday as a time to reflect — and so I wanted to take a moment today to share a few thoughts on Diabetes Daily, where we have been, who we are now and where we are headed. It Started with a Diagnosis Diabetes Daily […]. Food & Drug Administration (FDA
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Insulin] Lake walk unites in fight against juvenile diabetes
    Ballarat mother Vicki Jones never leaves the house without a bag filled with lollies, snacks, insulin and blood glucose testing strips. ONE WALK: Kaihand Sinclair, Christine Henderson, 3-month-old Thomand Sinclair, Catherine King, Natasaha Henderson, 8, Lorelai Henderson, 10, Toby Jones, 13, Mathew Jones
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Insulin] Can People With Type 1 Diabetes Develop DKA Without High Blood Sugar?
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) insulin insulin pumps ketogenic low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet SGLT-2 type 1 diabetes“Can people with type 1 diabetes develop DKA without high blood sugar?” ” DKA is short for diabetic ketoacidosis and is a life threatening condition. I’ve seen the question pop up a lot lately so I asked two endocrinologists to answer this question.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Insulin] Diabetes, Sports, and Exercise
    Get Moving Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes event exercise hydration insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet runningThe weekend of the 14th and 15th of October was such an eye-opener for me. Sports and exercise around type 1 diabetes can be a real challenge, but being given the right tools to work with really makes a difference. Since April, 2017 I have been training hard and running in excess of 45 km […].
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Insulin] We're more than Diabetes
    As I take in the pictures and turn them from black and white to color, I don’t see insulin pumps. I sit here alone in the middle of Indiana. A silent house. A loud soul. It pounds against my mind, begging for me to work through the feelings of anger, love, gratefulness, and fear. The stories of Diabetic lives swirl around me. At times they can overwhelm my senses and put my busyness on pause. In this moment I quiet my mind and ponder the last 20 years.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Insulin] Bigfoot Positively Moving Forward With Automated Insulin Delivery System
    Bigfoot Biomedical, a company working on providing an automated insulin delivery system for people with diabetes who require insulin has recently presented data from a clinical trial at the 17th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting which shows that their in-silico metabolic simulation engine works as they hoped. News Technology Type 1 Diabetes artificial intelligence Bigfoot Biomedical exercise insulin insulin pumps type 1 diabetes news
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Insulin] How People with Type 1 Handle Holiday Eating
    Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Recently, we asked readers about how they handled blood sugar management during the holiday season. We received 118 responses, and tallied up the (unscientific) results. Here’s how people answered. We asked whether those with Type 1 still go/went trick-or-treating after diagnosis, and got a resounding “YES.”. 87% – Yes. 12% – No. We asked what holiday was the toughest for blood sugar management.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Insulin] #WorldDiabetesDay: Benefits of drinking black coffee
    Caffeine has been shown in the short term to increase both glucose and insulin levels. Because of this, people with diabetes should be cautious when consuming coffee
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Insulin] Life For A Child: 1,000 Donor Campaign
    Just $1 a day will ensure a child has access to the life-saving insulin they need to survive. Type 1 Diabetes charity children with diabetes insulin International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Life for a Child1,000 donors will help 1,000 young people in need. In some parts of the world, a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes is a death sentence. But it doesn’t have to be. Not only are diabetes management tools, […].
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin] Dealing with Diabetes: The newest insulin pump changing lives
    To most, the MiniMed 670G from Medtronic may sound like medical terminology. But to thousands of diabetics, it's a device they've been waiting for
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin] Dealing With Diabetes Burnout: Slow Down, Breathe More
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom diabetes burnout diabetes management emotions insulinBy Kelly Schmidt, RD, LDN As I sit (let’s be honest, I am standing) here at my desk, I am having a serious brain bash because my mouth is numb from the dentist and my mind is telling me to run and go drink a tub of honey. How does this make sense? Well, when […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin] What “In Sickness and in Health” Means with Type 1 Diabetes
    Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? I scroll through NIH-funded clinical diabetes trials from time to time. In the fine print of the standard government form of these studies, there is a criteria that asks if the study is “accepting healthy individuals.” Of course, the checkbox marked next to it says “NO.” It’s a weird reminder of my health status.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin] D-Kid Interviews Country Singer RaeLynn
    Today, I take NovoLog insulin pump, a fast-acting insulin, at mealtime following my health care team’s advice to help control my blood sugar levels, whether I’m at home or on the road. In addition to my basal insulin, I take NovoLog to help control my blood sugar levels – whether I’m at home or on the road. Summary: RaeLynn is an American country singer who was diagnosed with type one diabetes when she was 12. I had the opportunity to interview her.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin] CGM Can Help People with Type 2 Diabetes on Injections
    Technology Type 2 Diabetes A1c blood glucose/sugar level continuous glucose monitor (CGM) diabetes devices exercise insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) studyThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] How Many Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Develop Kidney Disease After 50 Years?
    Insulin was discovered in 1921 which means that it hasn’t even been a 100 years since people with type 1 diabetes had a 100 percent death rate. Life with Diabetes News Type 1 Diabetes diabetes complications exercise insulin kidney disease nephropathy type 1 diabetes studyFor the first few decades since, most patients did not live into old age. As a result, it’s only been recently that more people with type 1 diabetes […].
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin] New Study Finds Diabetes Under Control Without Insulin, 7 Years After Bariatric Surgery
    WASHINGTON: Seven years after bariatric surgery, 44 percent of patients with severe obesity had their diabetes under control and were able to stop taking insulin, and 15 percent achieved diabetes remission, according to researchers from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio who presented their findings* today at ObesityWeek 2017, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] Listen: Talking to Animas – What Happened?
    Are you still reeling from the news that Animas is exiting the insulin pump business? News Technology Type 1 Diabetes Animas insulin insulin pumps JDRF podcastIn this episode of Diabetes Connections, Stacey talks with the Chief Medical Officier of Animas, Dr. Brian Levy, about why the decision was made, what current customers can do, and what happens if your pump fails during warranty. Stacey also […].
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] Help find Type 1 diabetes cure
    I was diagnosed 20 years ago and throughout my teens I would inject insulin four or five times a day and test my blood glucose with finger pricks another four times a day It's World Diabetes Day on Tuesday 14th November, and for anyone - or their child - who has just been diagnosed, I wanted to let them know that having Type 1 diabetes doesn't mean you should wrap up in cotton wool.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin] 25 Years Ago My Life Changed Because of Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes anniversary (diaversary) diabetes diagnosis insulin insulin pumps25 years ago today I was a 17-year-old senior in high school, looking forward to a road trip to East Texas with my mom and some family members. My biggest concern at the time was normal high school drama and preparing for college. 25 years ago today I could eat and drink whatever I wanted […].
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] He Should Do That, He Can Eat That, And His Diabetes May Vary
    He would need to give himself insulin for them to cover the carbohydrates. Daily, I am reminded we each, each and everyone of us, have our "thing". I believe most of us want others to understand, or attempt to understand, our "thing". I want more understanding and acceptance for Joe and all persons with t1d. The daily care, attention, and psycho-social-emotional toll the disease demands can be overwhelming.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Now you can lick your own face AND get diabetes at the same time
    Here's a unique gift idea for the person who has everything and doesn't take insulin. It's a personalized face lollipop from Prezzybox in the UK
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Many Physiological Factors Affect Weight
    Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Weight Management insulin study weight lossControlling weight is affected by so many physiological factors it’s sometimes difficult to keep track. Before 1994, when leptin was discovered, people thought weight control was simply a matter of willpower. Now we know better. Most of us know that leptin is secreted by fat cells. When we have had enough to eat and the […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin] Fiasp, a Faster Insulin, Has Been Approved. Now What?
    Fiasp, as the product is called, stands for Faster insulin aspart. We’ve waited a long time for faster insulin, no matter what they decide to call […]. Treatments Type 1 Diabetes American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) amylin Apidra exercise Fiasp Humalog insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) neuropathy Novo Nordisk NovoLog rapid-acting insulin U.S. By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE The U.S.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin] Not All Beta Cells are Destroyed in Type 1 Diabetes
    It appears that the pancreas can recognize that its ability to create insulin is being hampered by the autoimmune attack and can generate insulin-producing cells in new areas that are as-yet untouched by the autoimmune response. But if successful, they could reduce the requirement for injected insulin, or even completely remove the need for diabetes medication. Inside Joslin Research Type 1 Diabetes Research beta cells diabetes cure Diabetes treatment insulin Type 1 Diabete
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