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    NEWS: FDA Approves First Fast-Acting Copycat Insulin, Sanofi's Admelog

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    As brand-name insulins that have dominated the market continue going off patent, new "generic" copy versions are poised to shake up the diabetes world.And now... Hello, generic meal-time insulin! On Dec. 11, the first short-acting insulin of this ...

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    Abbott FreeStyle Libre Has Potential, But Runs Low

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    I confess: When I first heard about the new FreeStyle Libre from Abbott, before ever using it, I thought it sounded like a stupid product. It was billed as sort of a magic wand that used a sensor stuck onto your body like a regular CGM (continuou...

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    Highlighting Healthcare Fixes at the 2017 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit

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    On Friday, Nov. 17 we held our 7th annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit (#dbminesummit17) at Stanford School of Medicine – this year with a theme of "Problem-Solving Our Healthcare." That is, given how healthcare has become so politicized and gr...

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    Announcing: The 2017 DiabetesMine Usability Innovation Award WINNERS!

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    Today we're pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 DiabetesMineTM Usability Innovation Awards – unveiled at the seventh annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit on Nov. 17 at Stanford School of Medicine (detailed event report coming soon). Yo...

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    Digging Into the Fall 2017 DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange

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    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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    A "Robot Relative": New Children's Book Helps Explain Diabetes Tech (with Giveaway!)

    Life with Diabetes

    It certainly can be an interesting experience trying to explain diabetes to the little kids in our lives -- attempting to simplify this complex condition and all that goes with it in ways their young minds can grasp.Fortunately, when it comes to e...

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    Ask D'Mine: Best Apps for Carb Counting?

    Life with Diabetes

    Who doesn't sometimes need a little help navigating life with diabetes? That's why we offer Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column, hosted by longtime type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois.This week, Wil's putting on his medtech hat in answering a q...

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    NEWS: Lilly Developing Its Own Insulin Pump and Smart Pen Device

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    In the next two or three years, Eli Lilly wants to become more than just an insulin company.The Indianapolis-based Pharma giant has been quietly working on diabetes technology behind the scenes since 2015, and just recently publicly disclosed that...

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    Past AADE Leader Working Towards the "Netflix of Healthcare"

    Life with Diabetes

    Deborah Greenwood is no stranger to our D-Size now, as the California diabetes educator actually served as president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) a few years back and over the past decade, has helped paved the way for ...

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    About Medtronic's CGM Sensor Delays

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    Not surprisingly, there's been a lot of hype about Medtronic's new 670G "hybrid closed loop" semi-automated insulin delivery system since it was approved by the FDA just over a year ago.After all, it's the first of its kind -- so far the only "pre...

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    Diabetes Digital Health Unplugged, at the Fall 2017 D-Data ExChange!

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    Our team is at Stanford School of Medicine today hosting the Fall 2017 DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange forum of tech innovators. In case you're not familiar, we're proud to say this now-biannual gathering was the birthplace of the #WeAreNotWaiting ...

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    Remembering Dr. Banting on World Diabetes Day

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    Today is World Diabetes Day, created to stand out as a beacon calling attention to diabetes across the globe.As we wrote at the start of November, we believe that these efforts, especially National Diabetes Awareness Month, are needed now more tha...

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    The Sticky Truth on Adhesives for Diabetes Devices

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    Anyone who's worn a diabetes device stuck to their body knows that some type of skin issues with the adhesives are pretty much inevitable. Typical scenarios include:An infusion set or sensor gets bumped on a wall corner or door jam and rips off yo...

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    Cellnovo Progressing on AP Dreams, But Where’s First-Gen Pump for U.S.?

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    The U.S. diabetes world has long been awaiting the next patch pump that would bring some competition to the popular Omnipod tubeless insulin delivery device. But is progress on closed loop and "Artificial Pancreas" technology perhaps slowing the i...

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    More and Better CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitors) on the Way

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    As many of our readers well know, using a continuous glucose monitor can be life-changing for people with diabetes. And in the decade or so since they were first introduced, the technology has become more reliable, accurate and user-friendly.Yet o...

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    Two Ideas That Could Lead to 'More Affordable' Insulin

    Life with Diabetes

    You can't take a step in the Diabetes World these days without bumping into some mention of high insulin prices. Efforts to address affordability and access are wide-ranging and we've covered them at length here at the 'Mine. For those of us whos...

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    JDRF Creates 'Open Protocols Initiative' Pushing Industry to Embrace Patient Innovation!

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    For those who've been pushing for more support of do-it-yourself diabetes technology over the last five years or so (crystallized as the #WeAreNotWaiting movement), a huge endorsement came last week when JDRF announced a new initiative encouraging...

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    Convincing Hospitals That Glucose Management Matters

    Life with Diabetes

    Patients' blood glucose (BG) levels in many American hospitals run dangerously high, but hospitals aren't doing nearly enough to address the problem. Between 70% and 80% of patients with diabetes experience hyperglycemia when they're hospitali...

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    Getting Personal with Medtronic's Minimed 670G

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    Today, we welcome back Wil Dubois with the second part of his product review of the new Medtronic Minimed 670G, also known as the first Hybrid Closed Loop system ever approved worldwide. This advanced insulin pump-CGM combo received regulatory app...

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    From the Ask D'Mine Mailbag: Expiration Dates, Insulin Freezing, Diabetes Donations

    Life with Diabetes

    If it isn't one thing with diabetes, it's another - from trying to figure out our dosing needs to cross-over with other ailments to how we feel about sharing our D-issues with others in our lives. We at the 'Mine have got your back, especially ea...

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