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    Digging Into the Fall 2017 DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange

    Research

    We hope many of you were able to watch the livestream from the Nightscout Foundation of our Fall 2017 DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange forum that took place on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Stanford University. It's hard to believe this is the 5th year we'...

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    What Helps Patients Most in 2017: DiabetesMine Patient Voices Survey Results

    Research

    We are at Stanford School of Medicine today hosting the 2017 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit (#dbminesummit17) -– our seventh annual meeting of thought leaders delving into novel ways to improve life with diabetes. As some of you may know, this ev...

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    Uncovering the Mysteries of Diabetes and Vitamin D (New Study Findings)

    Research

    Today, we're happy to welcome D-Mom and fellow type 1 Sarah Howard in upstate New York sharing some important new research. Sarah's no stranger to the online community, as she writes at the Diabetes and Environment site and works with The Collabor...

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    Four New Innovations Tackling Diabetes Complications

    Life with Diabetes

    Research on diabetes complications has come a long way in the quarter-century since the all-hailed Diabetes Complications and Control Trial (DCCT) set the standard for how glucose monitoring and management should happen. Yet this progress doesn't ...

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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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