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InPen, a Wireless-Enabled Insulin Pen That Tracks Dosing and More

InPen, a Wireless-Enabled Insulin Pen That Tracks Dosing and More

September 27, 2016
The InPen, manufactured by Companion Medical, is the first and only FDA-approved wireless-enabled insulin pen that calculates and recommends optimal dosing, tracks and records all of one's doses and times, and shares dosing information with one's health care provider through a mobile app.
5 Tips for Lowering Your A1C

5 Tips for Lowering Your A1C

May 24, 2016
A good way to improve your health if you have diabetes is to lower your A1C level. Here's how one writer with type 1 diabetes does it.
Why I'm Motivated to Maintain a 6.0 A1C with Type 1 Diabetes

Why I'm Motivated to Maintain a 6.0 A1C with Type 1 Diabetes

May 24, 2016
So why go to such lengths to maintain an A1C of 6.0 when the American Diabetes Association says an A1C of 7 or less is desirable for people with type 1 and type diabetes? And the recommendation from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (AACE) is less than 6.5? That's easy.
Animal Study Links Antibiotic Use to Type 1 Diabetes

Animal Study Links Antibiotic Use to Type 1 Diabetes

May 05, 2016
A new animal study found that overuse of antibiotics may predispose people to type 1 diabetes. Though preliminary, the research found an association between gut bacteria, antibiotic use and susceptibility to diabetes.
Dexcom Recall: Continuous Glucose Monitor Alarms May Not Work

Dexcom Recall: Continuous Glucose Monitor Alarms May Not Work

April 27, 2016
Dexcom, Inc., a major US maker of continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMs), is urging users of its G4 Platinum and G5 Mobile CGM systems to test their units and contact the company immediately if alarms for low and high blood sugar levels aren’t functioning. The company announced a voluntary recall of the receivers after consumers complained about the problem.1
Cheaper Insulin Is on the Way

Cheaper Insulin Is on the Way

April 04, 2016
The first “biosimilar” insulin is set for sale in the U.S. later this year; now, a new study in the journal Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism says it works as well as the brand-name drug it’s based on.
Insulin Prices Still High

Insulin Prices Still High

People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes pay the price in more ways than one
March 24, 2016
The price of injectable insulin, used by nearly 10 million Americans with diabetes, has risen sharply, forcing some patients to cut back on their insulin to save money.
Diabetes Alert Dogs to the Rescue

Diabetes Alert Dogs to the Rescue

If you have hypoglycemic unawareness, a service dog can truly be your best friend.
March 17, 2016
Learn about the benefits—and pitfalls— of diabetic alert dogs. If you have type 1 diabetes and are hypoglycemic unawareness, an alert dog can help keep you safe.
How to Beat Diabetes Burnout

How to Beat Diabetes Burnout

The only way out is through
March 09, 2016
Diabetes burnout. The phrase can mean so many different things to anyone who lives with any type of diabetes, and it can be triggered by any number of events or by nothing more than the daily physical and mental burden of living this disease. Find out how to beat diabetes burnout here.
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