The Top 10 Diabetes Breakthroughs of 2014

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From artificial pancreas trials to stem cell breakthroughs, 2014 was a big year for Type 1 diabetes news. The two biggest producers of insulin spent a lot of money on attorney fees in 2014 as they duked it out in US courts over a patent dispute.

The T1 Tech/Treatment Roundup: May 2014

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Here’s the latest news on some of the gear and treatments that might make life easier for people with T1: Pasta Lovers, Rejoice!

The T1 Treatment Roundup: June 2014

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A Neuropathy Tricorder? The Boston Globe is reporting that Massachusetts-based Neurometrix is now selling a device in Japan that can externally monitor neuropathy damage.

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Our Best Diabetes Humor in 2014

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Here at Insulin Nation , we believe humor is an important part of staying physically and mentally healthy, so we made some silly videos to go along with the news in 2014.

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2014 Year in Review: Consumer Engagement

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For better or for worse, 2014 was a big year for consumer engagement. The post 2014 Year in Review: Consumer Engagement appeared first on Chilmark Research.

#WWBR Week of September 22, 2014

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“Although it was based on a small sample size, Kaufman Hall found inpatient utilization rates either unchanged or down for a majority of nonprofit hospitals through the first 2 quarters of 2014. The post #WWBR Week of September 22, 2014 appeared first on Chilmark Research. In this week’s WWBR, lots on pricing transparency and payment reform in the health system, and some new thoughts on whether all this excitement is really warranted.

Easier Pens For 2014?

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in 2014, according to the company. The insulin pen often has been touted as easier to use than the syringe, but that doesn’t mean it’s hassle-free. The biggest beef people with diabetes have with the pen is the variable in force required for the amount of insulin needed.

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Survey: Health app adoption has tripled since 2014

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New survey data out this week from Accenture shows that healthcare consumers are using more wearables and apps, and are more bullish on virtual care, than ever before. But they also have high expectations for their health technology, which the industry may not be able to meet

HCI-DC 2014 Health Care Innovation Day #HCIDC #IGNITEinterop

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The Gary and Mary West Health Institute (WHI) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) are co-hosting HCI-DC 2014 : Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System, a public conference that will be held at the Omni Shoreham hotel on Feb.

5 Viral T1D Social Media Campaigns

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As we approach Diabetes Awareness Month 2014, Insulin Nation takes a look at five T1D campaigns trending now: #noT1D. This campaign, which began in Summer 2014, is still going strong.

Shameless Public Displays of Diabetes

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Editor’s Note – In early 2014, a Miss Manners advice column suggested that people with diabetes should wait until they find a discreet place to test their blood sugars rather than test in public view.

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7 Stocking Gift Ideas for People with Type 1

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According to Healthline, the top-ranking paid diabetes apps of 2014 include Glucool and Diabetes Pilot. In the festive spirit of giving, it’s truly the thought that counts.

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Baring All for Type 1 Diabetes

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One of the biggest diabetes stories of 2014 came about when Miss Idaho chose to expose her insulin pump during the swimsuit portion of the Miss America contest. Claire, living with T1D for 18 years.

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7 Tips for Volunteering Abroad with Type 1

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In January 2014, I proved myself wrong. As a person with Type 1 diabetes, I often assumed it would be too difficult to travel on a medical mission trip. As a nursing student at Quinnipiac University, I was invited to join the CMEH Foundation, which provides medical assistance in Cambodia.

Most People with Type 1 Still Producing Insulin

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Diabetologia 2014;57(1):187-91. If you have Type 1 diabetes and are out of the “honeymoon period,” you’ve probably been told that your pancreas has stopped producing insulin. But it turns out that information may be wrong.

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Get ready for the 2014 Health Datapalooza! #hdpalooza

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Are you familiar with the Health Datapalooza ? What exactly is a palooza? The Urban Dictionary defines palooza as "an all-out crazy party; partying at one place with a ton of people like there's no tomorrow." You don't have to be a data junkie or an informatics geek to have fun at the Health Datapalooza.

Superfoods for People with Type 1?

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Meanwhile, a 2014 Tel Aviv University study found that consuming whey protein concentrate before breakfast helped with after-meal blood sugar spikes. Craig Idlebrook contributed to this article.

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Going Blind Behind Bars

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The lawsuit, as of late 2014 is still working its way through the court system, according to the court case-tracking site PlainSite.org.

Insulin Pumps Keep Pitchers in the Game

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Headlines were made early in the 2014 baseball season when New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was thrown out of a game for smearing pine tar on his neck to “doctor” the ball. Dustin McGowan.

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The T1D Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide

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People with Type 1 diabetes have learned that it takes more work to stay healthy than it would for the average person. The same would hold true with surviving the zombie apocalypse.

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3 Tips for Navigating T1D in Marriage

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When I first met my wife, she didn’t know much about diabetes. She quickly got a crash course. A couple of weeks after we started dating, we were talking on the phone when my blood sugar crashed.

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5 Ways People with Diabetes Are More Successful

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When I’m not taking care of a child with Type 1 diabetes, I’m a corporate speaker for the Energy Project. The project’s purpose is to partner with organizations to create workplaces that are healthier, happier, more focused and more purposeful.

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7 Tips to Stop Injection Site Bruising

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Integrated Diabetes Services (IDS) provides detailed advice and coaching on diabetes management from certified diabetes educators and dieticians. In 2015, Insulin Nation will be featuring a regular Q&A column from IDS that answers questions submitted from the Type 1 diabetes community.

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It’s Not Just My Diabetes

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So you are dealing with your Type 1 diabetes all by yourself. No one else can do it for you. That’s what we’re told by our doctors as they try to instil in us personal responsibility, and we take it to heart, perhaps too much.

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8 Type 1 Resolutions to Keep for 2015

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Many see the New Year as a starting point for creating positive habits or an ending point for breaking negative ones. A new calendar is as good excuse as any to find ways to recommit to your Type 1 diabetes self-care. Making a resolution is the easy part; sticking to it is hard.

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The 20 Best U.S. Diabetes Hospitals

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Earlier, the publication released its 2014 rankings for the best children’s hospitals for treating Type 1 diabetes. Every year, the U.S News and World Report ranks U.S. hospitals for best practices.

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3 Recipes for a Happy T1D Thanksgiving

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At first glance, Thanksgiving can feel like a culinary minefield for people with Type 1 diabetes. The thinking is that you have to either use a truckload of insulin to cover for the carb fest of mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pie, or you have to avoid it altogether.

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Thankful for the Pinpricks

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It’s easy to find something to complain about while living with Type 1 diabetes. It’s often my prime source of frustration and sorrow. I could spend hours daydreaming about a future where I can finally live without calloused fingers, sore pump sites, dizzying lows, or nauseating highs.

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Sam Fuld Refuses Limits as a T1D Athlete

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There are many reasons for Sam Fuld, an Oakland A’s outfielder with Type 1 diabetes, not to go through with a telephone interview. For one, it’s his birthday, and he’s celebrating with his family at home in New Hampshire.

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How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse with T1D

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People with Type 1 diabetes have learned that it takes more work to stay healthy than it would for the average person. The same would hold true with surviving the zombie apocalypse.

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Teens Try Artificial Pancreases at Home

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In April 2014, researchers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation UK announced the success of a study that allowed teens with Type 1 diabetes to test artificial pancreas technology in real world conditions.

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Insulin Pen Misuse At Hospitals

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In March 2014, 4,427 people with diabetes in the Long Island area received notice that they may have been exposed to bloodborne pathogens because staff at the South Nassau Community Hospital reused insulin pens on multiple patients.

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Cure?! – Examining the Harvard Stem Cell Study

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Recently, news swept the world that Harvard scientist Dr. Douglas Melton and his team have developed a lab technique that can transform not-fully-developed human stem cells into billions of new insulin-producing beta cells.

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Denied Insulin in Prison

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An Alberta man with Type 1 diabetes was recently pulled over by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for an unpaid speeding ticket, and he was lucky it didn’t end up costing him his life.

The Myth of Perfect BG Control

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Are you trying to be the “perfect” person with diabetes? If so, you could be setting yourself up to feel like a failure. Because there is no such thing as the perfect person with diabetes.

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How to Establish T1D Boundaries with Parents

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Managing a disease like Type 1 diabetes is often done best when done with family support. Many would argue that there is no other way to live with Type 1. But what happens when it’s time to declare independence with your diabetes self-care? How do you do that without a lot of hurt feelings?

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Better Insulin, Redefining Diabetes, & Good Glucagon

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You may have read a headline or two about the success of Boston University’s artificial pancreas trials, announced at the 2014 ADA Scientific Sessions.

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The Diabetes Guilt Trip

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I’m often surprised by the number of patients who come into my office and immediately say, “I’ve been bad,“ or ”I cheated,” referring to not having lost the weight that they had hoped to or not making all of the food choices that they had planned.

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Is Glucagon Ready for Primetime?

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Xeris will officially be announcing the results of the study at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, being held June 13th – 17th, 2014 in San Francisco. If you’ve ever been given glucagon, chances are you weren’t focused enough to see how it was reconstituted.

The 12 Types of Lows

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In Laura Kronen’s new book, Too Sweet, the not-so-serious side to diabetes , she comes to terms with a Type 1 diagnosis while keeping a sense of humor. In this excerpt, she runs down 10 common experiences that people with Type 1 diabetes might recognize in their own lives.

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