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!

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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

Chilmark Research

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.

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#WWBR Week of September 22, 2014

Chilmark Research

“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.

The eHarmonizing of Healthcare

Digital Health

Last week I saw an article announcing eHarmony ’s intent to launch a new career-matching service that will “pair hiring managers with candidates based on desired culture, personality and skill-set traits.”. Potential couples should not ignore those quirks.

Shock Value: Choosing Pain Over Self Reflection

Digital Health

There was a story in the Washington Post a few weeks back that started with this paragraph: “People, and especially men, hate being alone with their thoughts so much that they’d rather be in pain.

Digital Health: What the Hell?

Digital Health

So a bit of a lapse in posts for me as I spent a luxurious few weeks vacationing. It’s amazing how fast that buzz can wear off as the world shoots you out of a cannon and back into your desk chair.

MVPs in Health: Minimum Viable Product or Mightily Vexing Problem?

Digital Health

One thing the tech software industry is great at is failing fast. This concept of “failing fast” means, at least in part, rapidly bringing the “minimum viable product” to market, even if it’s a little rocky and feature-light, and then fixing it as it gets adopted by iterating with new releases.

Survey: Health app adoption has tripled since 2014

Mobi Health News

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

I’m Innovating My Brains Out Over Here

Digital Health

This post also appeared June 16, 2014 in PE Hub. Phil & Luke Dunphy. I was watching an episode of the sitcom Modern Family on TV the other day and one of the subplots was about one of the kids, Luke, trying to invent the next great kitchen innovation. Among his attempts are a toaster that butters and toasts simultaneously, the coffee-bot (never fully explained), and a self-flipping pancake whose mechanism of action is embedded popcorn.

Easier Pens For 2014?

Insulin Nation

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

Medicine and Technology

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

T1D and Scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro

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In June 2014, JDRF UK supporters broke a record for the most people with Type 1 diabetes on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The hike was part of an effort to raise awareness and funds for JDRF cure research. British Type 1 diabetes athlete Paul Coker was a member of that group.

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How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse with T1D

Insulin Nation

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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Thankful for the Pinpricks

Insulin Nation

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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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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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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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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Rate of Kids with T1 Climbing Rapidly

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A massive new study released in May 2014 has documented that the rate of Type 1 diabetes in U.S. For once, Type 1 diabetes should be on the tip of everyone’s tongue. children has increased by 21% over 8 years. That means we’re seeing a 2.8% rate increase in new T1 diagnoses annually.

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.