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    Could Gene Editing Be Used to Cure Diabetes?

    Research

    On a recent flight, I came across a Time magazine story about gene editing and a potential future in which humans could cut out the bad parts of our DNA in order to avoid health conditions like diabetes or complications. While this is a futuris...

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    Hello, Research! New Science from the ADA SciSessions 2017

    Research

    As you all know, we were in San Diego attending the ADA's 77th annual Scientific Sessions last week, and already reported on new technology we observed. At the heart of this gathering is of course the science -– loads of new studies completed arou...

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    A Sneak Peek at the ADA's 77th Scientific Sessions

    Research

    We're just days away from the biggest annual event in the diabetes world, the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions, showcasing the latest in research, technology and treatment methods.Our DiabetesMine team will be flying to San Dieg...

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    Ask D'Mine: Hello Again, On Mice and Men with Diabetes

    Life with Diabetes

    Hey, everyone! Welcome back to our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, published each Saturday. After a short break, we're pleased to be back with some insights from host Wil Dubois in New Mexico, who's not only a longtime type 1 himself b...

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    What Twins Can Tell Us About the Causes of Diabetes

    Life with Diabetes

    Stacey Divone sees double every time she looks in the mirror. She's the slightly older of a pair of identical twins born on Christmas Eve 1976, and when she was just 5 years old, Stacey -- just like her father -- was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes...

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    Implanted Islets: From the POV of a Longtime Type 1

    Research

    We shared the news early this year about the exciting work happening at City of Hope, after the Wanek Family in Wisconsin donated millions to diabetes cure research at the California facility. Today, we're excited to hear a first-hand POV from a l...

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    Meet the New Chief Science Guy at the American Diabetes Association

    Research

    With the respected Dr. Robert Ratner stepping down at the end of last year, there's now a new mind in town leading the American Diabetes Association's national science and research efforts.That new leader would be Dr. William T. Cefalu from Louisi...

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    DiabetesSisters Recruiting Voices to Help Improve Research

    Life with Diabetes

    While we're on a roll updating you all about the activities of various advocacy orgs, here's another one we're excited about: the national women's diabetes group DiabetesSisters is launching a new project to open a direct line of communication bet...

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    Furniture Company Family Donates Millions to Cure Diabetes (in Six Years?!)

    Research

    Have you heard the news about the family in the furniture business that's investing millions of dollars into type 1 diabetes cure research?The Wanek Family in Wisconsin -- the name behind the national Ashley Furniture store chain -- led an effort ...

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    A New Approach to Diabetes Subtypes (And Legitimizing Prediabetes)

    Research

    Diabetes isn't a blood sugar disease, but rather a beta cell dysfunction disease.That's what a new collaborative report from top diabetes scientists and medical officers says. By couching it that way, we may no longer talk about just "having diabe...

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    Saying Goodbye to D-Dad and Advocate Alan Thicke

    Research

    We lost an icon this week in Alan Thicke. He's the Canadian actor best known for playing iconic TV dad Dr. Jason Seaver on the '80s sitcom "Growing Pains." And hearing of his death seems like a punch to the gut for an entire generation (myself in...

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    Science 37: Bringing Clinical Trials to Patients via Mobile Technology

    Research

    Today, we're excited to hand the 'Mine mic over to Amanda Sheldon, who for close to a decade was marketing and communications lead at Medtronic Diabetes and worked closely with our D-Size now during that time. In October, Amanda joined the LA-ba...

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    Sernova Making Progress on Cell Pouch Diabetes Cure

    Research

    Progress continues on the so-called "biological cure," aka medical devices that can eventually be implanted under the skin to generate insulin as needed, eliminating the need for all the cumbersome blood sugar checks, carb-counting and insulin dos...

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    Working Like a Dog (to Sniff Out Blood Sugars!)

    Research

    Happy Labor Day, Everyone!Or as us dog owners love to say, "Happy Labrador Day!" :)We're taking it easy over this three-day weekend, especially since I'll be heading out to the Diabetes UnConference in Atlantic City next weekend. But of course, ti...

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    Manipulating My A1C and Looking Beyond That Number

    Life with Diabetes

    As my endo read through the medical chart at a recent appointment, I sat there anxiously waiting for him to tell me my latest A1C. He scanned the notes and rattled off bits of information about prescriptions, before getting to the meat and potat...

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    The Unspeakably Wonderful Girl Who Grew Up (Thanks to Insulin)

    Research

    History remembers Elizabeth Hughes as one of the first people ever to be treated with insulin back in the 1920s -- a landmark time when the discovery of this magic liquid suddenly meant that a diagnosis was no longer a guaranteed death sentence.Bu...

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    Media Matters: The Feud Over Heart Risk Lowering Diabetes Drugs

    Research

    It may not surprise you to hear that pharma companies are grappling over whose diabetes drug lowers cardiovascular risk most.We're happy to turn the mic over to Dan Fleshler today for the latest in our Media Matters series, in which he looks at t...

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    Diabetes Cure Talk: Research Updates from ADA 2016

    Research

    We're still catching our breath following the American Diabetes Association's huge 76th Scientific Sessions conference in New Orleans, where diabetes tech and treatments and other science took center stage. So what about cure research, you may as...

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    ADA Scientific Sessions 2016: The Science!

    Research

    Whew -- we're just returning from the gi-normous annual ADA Scientific Sessions, that took place in New Orleans this year. And like you all, we're watching all the mainstream media coverage with great interest. Obviously, folks who don't live with...

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    ADA 2016 Conference Kickoff and the DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange!

    Research

    Today marks the start of the American Diabetes Associations' 76th annual Scientific Sessions, taking place this year in New Orleans -- and also our Summer 2016 DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange, happening now!As you all surely know, ADA's giant annual ...

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