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    Can Mega-Corporations Save Our Healthcare System?

    Life with Diabetes

    Of course there's lots happening on the healthcare reform front, with the Senate currently considering the Better Care Reconciliation Act (aka Obamacare repeal). The big diabetes orgs have urged our D-Community to contact senators about this poten...

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    Sunday Funnies: It's Raining...?!

    Life with Diabetes

    Anyone with diabetes knows the woes of test strips going astray... Thanks to our regular contributor Jerry King, an accomplished cartoonist who creates more than 200 illustrations each month for websites, magazines, newspapers, greeting card...

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    Ask D'Mine: Did the Flu Shot Cause My Daughter's Diabetes?

    Life with Diabetes

    Got questions about life with diabetes? So do we! That's why we offer our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1 peep Wil Dubois, a diabetes author with many years' experience as an educator in a New Mexico clinic.Th...

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    Transparency, Cost and Access Topics at #2017ADA

    Life with Diabetes

    One of the biggest issues in the diabetes world right now is of course Access and Affordability. So how did this come up at the annual American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in early June, you may wonder? Well, with some mixed messag...

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    Chatting About the New Pregnancy Guide for T1D Women (Plus Book Giveaway!)

    Life with Diabetes

    Fortunately, the medical community has shifted in recent years to become more accepting of the fact that type 1 diabetes doesn't have to stop women from having healthy, happy babies. Many women have shared their inspirational stories of becoming T...

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    Ask D'Mine: Diabetes Is More Than Skin Deep

    Life with Diabetes

    Got questions about life with diabetes? So do we! That's why we offer our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by longtime type 1 Wil Dubois, who is not only a diabetes author but also worked for many years as a diabetes community e...

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    Learning and Trying... A Great Endo / Diabetes Advocate in the UK

    Life with Diabetes

    Partha Kar caught our attention on social media as a diabetes activist over in the UK, getting people talking and organizing conferences. Turns out he's actually an endocrinologist, who has taken up the torch of the #gbdoc (Great Britain Diabetes ...

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    Nevada Becomes First-in-Nation to Shed Sunlight on Insulin Pricing

    Life with Diabetes

    In what may be the start of a national trend, Nevada is pushing to become the first state to pass sweeping legislation requiring real transparency from key players involved in the convoluted insulin pricing scheme. Both sides of the Nevada state ...

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    Ask D'Mine: How to "Lower Your Diabetes" (Do the Limbo!)

    Life with Diabetes

    Got questions about life with diabetes? So do we! That's why we offer our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by our friend Wil Dubois, who's not only a longtime type 1 himself but also a respected diabetes author and former clinic...

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    Banting's Ghost: A Grassroots Insulin Access Project

    Life with Diabetes

    If insulin co-discoverer Dr. Frederick Banting were still alive, he'd likely be weeping over how unaffordable and inaccessible his life-saving diabetes medication has become in recent years.Seriously, almost a century later, Banting must be turnin...

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    "Type 1 Diabetes Caregiver Confidence" - Book Review with Giveaway!

    Life with Diabetes

    Today, our periodic correspondent Joanne Milo (who blogs at The Savvy Diabetic) is back with a review of a cool new book that aims to prepare new T1D caregivers for the monumental task(s) at hand... I met Samantha Markovitz at an annual JDRF ch...

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    Ask D'Mine: Hello Again, On Mice and Men with Diabetes

    Life with Diabetes

    Hey, everyone! Welcome back to our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, published each Saturday. After a short break, we're pleased to be back with some insights from host Wil Dubois in New Mexico, who's not only a longtime type 1 himself b...

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    Happy Memorial Day 2017

    Life with Diabetes

    Hey, Friends! We're taking it easy for this extended Memorial Day holiday weekend, and hope you are too.Mike's visiting Indianapolis for the Indy 500 race weekend (congrats to both T1D drivers, Charlie Kimball and Conor Daly for their "racing with...

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    Trekking America's National Parks with Type 1 Diabetes

    Life with Diabetes

    Traveling can be such an incredible experience, but too often people with diabetes don't realize they are able to take on some of the most spectacular adventures that exist in this world.Longtime type 1 Jeremy Larsen hopes to change that. He's an ...

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    Prioritizing Mental Health with Diabetes -- At Last!

    Life with Diabetes

    For the first time in history (as far as we can tell), a major national diabetes organization has put the spotlight on the psychosocial aspects of living with this condition, helping to raise the profile of mental health+diabetes in the United Sta...

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    Targeting Employer Health Plans on Insulin Access

    Life with Diabetes

    Today we continue our ongoing coverage of the Insulin Affordability and Access Crisis in the U.S. with a fascinating interview by our correspondent Dan Fleshler in New York, who's been following the role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and wha...

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    Livongo Hits the Open Market, Launches Multi-Org Diabetes Donation Program

    Life with Diabetes

    For the first time since it launched three years ago, the Livongo glucose meter paired with a coaching service is now available for PWDs (people with diabetes) to purchase directly without having to go through their doctors, clinics or employers.O...

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    D-Blog Week: On Costs, Fears, and Negativity

    Life with Diabetes

    There's a lot at stake for the Diabetes Community these days, and the costs are high for all of us.So it's fitting that today, the second day of Diabetes Blog Week 2017, the focus is on financial burden and other obstacles:"Let's discuss how cost ...

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    For Mother's Day: Enduring Lessons on T1D Parenting

    Life with Diabetes

    Mother's Day is this coming Sunday, and we're wishing a happy one to all the D-Moms everywhere! (And all the other moms too, of course.)We thought this was a lovely time to revisit an informational T1D MOMs post by none other than the founder of t...

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    Tech-Friendly Clothing Choices for Women with Diabetes

    Life with Diabetes

    For women especially, wearing a bunch of diabetes devices can be quite a struggle. Personally, I use the OmniPod patch pump that does away with dangling tubes, but in these days of #WeAreNotWaiting and do-it-yourself closed loop system innovations...

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