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Rob Kardashian Diagnosed With Diabetes
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Understanding Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes Last Tuesday, my Facebook feed flooded with news that Rob Kardashian was diagnosed with Diabetes and admitted to the hospital. Initially, I thought there was a slight chance that it was Type 1 Diabetes – being that he was in the hospital. I read on to discovered that he was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, which makes...

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New Technology for a Promising Future
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About my First Type 1 Diabetes Research Study About a month ago, I participated in a paid Type 1 Diabetes Research Study to give my opinion about new technology that’s in development. I signed a NDA agreement, so unfortunately, I can’t go into details about this technology – what it is, what it does, who is making it – but the study itself was...

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Dexcom’s New Continuous Glucose Monitor: G4 Plantinum System w/ Share
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At the start of this year, the FDA approved Dexcom’s latest model of its continuous glucose monitor, the Dexcom G4® Plantinum System with Share™.  A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is a device that uses a glucose sensor or tiny electrode to measure the body’s glucose levels. A CGM takes multiple readings of the body’s glucose reading through the hour, which helps type 1 diabetes patients regulate their glucose levels...

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No More Shots?
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Finger Pricking and insulin shots are daily routines that Type 1 Diabetics experience. However, what if there was only finger pricking and no shots?   Recently, Afrezza – an inhaled insulin – has breathed new life into the daily habits of Type 1 Diabetics. Afrezza, an inhaled insulin, is meant to replace bolus or mealtime insulin. Although it not does not replace basal or long-lasting insulin, Afrezza works as a...

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Follow The Money…
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As the saying from All The President’s Men holds, if you want to get to the bottom of something, “follow the money.” In the latest quarterly report from Medtronic, I noticed this largest multinational company had recently funded Glooko, a type 1 diabetes monitoring software. Along with Medtronic, IBM Watson Health, an extension of IBM, participated in the $16.5 million Series B funding. As I was curious to see what Medtronic...

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National Donut Day!
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In my former pre-diabetic life, today was one of my favorite days! No, not really… okay, maybe a little bit. : ) I mean, doesn’t everyone love a big, sugary donut?! As I grew older (and wiser), this love turned to lust. The initial feeling of a great donut is wonderful, but its after effects are brutal! Over the years, I learned that the crash from a...

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