Artificial Pancreas: What You Should Know

Artificial Pancreas: What You Should Know


If you pay attention to diabetes news at all, you’ve surely heard the terms ‘Artificial Pancreas,’ ‘closed loop system,’ or ‘bionic pancreas’) a lot in recent years. And if you live with diabetes yourself, well-meaning family and friends may even be asking if you have one of these yet. Make no mistake: this is a teaching moment for everyone involved. READ MORE>>

Meet Beta Change and Diabetes Advocate Ashley Ng

Meet Beta Change and Diabetes Advocate Ashley Ng


There are so many incredible diabetes advocates around the world, and today we’re thrilled to introduce you to D-peep Ashley Ng in Melbourne, Australia!

For those who haven’t met Ashley online (@HangryPancreas), she runs a platform known as the Beta Change Network that works to share advocates’ stories and help connect those who are trying to do great things in different parts of the world. Ashley also has a unique personal diabetes story, in that she’s living with the lesser-known type 1b form. Here’s our recent video interview with the 20-something overseas:  READ MORE>>

Seven Days, Seven Marathons, and Seven Continents with Type 1 Diabetes – Diabetes Daily


This content originally appeared on Diabetes Connections. Republished with permission.

It’s called the World Marathon Challenge: 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days and Eric Tozer did it all with type 1 diabetes:

Stacey talks to Eric about this amazing accomplishment and asks why anyone would even want to do something like this! Learn all about Eric’s blood sugar management, travel issues and how he stayed fueled up through seven marathons. READ MORE>>

Low-Carb Coconut Flour Pancakes – Diabetes Daily


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An easy recipe for fluffy, gluten-free, and low-carb coconut flour pancakes. Such a tasty breakfast treat! Enjoy them with your favorite syrup or eat them plain.

Pancakes are such a great weekend breakfast treat. And, it’s great that you don’t have to give them up on a low-carb diet. These pancakes use coconut flour, but you can also try my popular almond flour pancakes recipe or any of my other low-carb pancake and waffle recipes. READ MORE>>

Ask D’Mine: Is Stopping Insulin a Sin?

Ask D'Mine: New Pump, Really Old Insulin

Dexcom Hits 20-Year Birthday with Exciting New Tech, Corporate Restructuring

Dexcom Hits 20-Year Birthday with Exciting New Tech, Corporate Restructuring


Continuous glucose monitoring company Dexcom has just launched a whole bunch of new features for its G6 mobile app, allowing more people to follow a user’s data stream and introducing the long-awaited “Hey Siri, What’s My Glucose?” audio feature. Plus, the Dexcom G6 is now OK’d for Canada and will likely be offered for Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. before long. Exciting times! READ MORE>>

Insulin Pricing and Transparency – Diabetes Daily


This content originally appeared on DiabetesDad. Republished with permission.

Lilly announced in a press release that they were reducing the cost of Humalog insulin by half, bringing the cost to $137.35 per vial. You can read the release here. Needless to say, the social media world erupted with everything from praise to disdain at the news. Quite honestly, it left me scratching my head with more questions than answers. To be clear, and at the onset, if more people can now afford insulin…Great! READ MORE>>

How I Became a Fan of Diabetes Camp

How I Became a Fan of Diabetes Camp


To be honest, Diabetes Camp was not a magical experience for me growing up. When I was diagnosed back in 1984 and went to camp as a seven-year-old for the first time a couple summers later, my experience was clouded by homesickness and a mass mosquito attack that led to my never wanting to return. READ MORE>>

6 Surprising Benefits of Celery Seeds

6 Surprising Benefits of Celery Seeds


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Celery is a popular vegetable, but there’s more to this plant than the stalk alone. Celery seeds are less common but still tasty and nutritious. READ MORE>>