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Why Insulin Coupons & CoPay Caps Aren’t Good Enough

Why Insulin Coupons & CoPay Caps Aren’t Good Enough

Despite several years of activism, debate, and protesting, the biggest pharmaceutical manufacturers of insulin — Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, and Sanofi — have still not lowered the list price of insulin. Worse, the latest round of “insulin copay price caps”…
Student Invention Aims to Improve Control for Diabetics on MDI

Student Invention Aims to Improve Control for Diabetics on MDI

As a person living with type 1 diabetes who requires multiple shots of insulin a day, you probably already know the importance of site rotation. But changing where you inject every time you inject can be a challenge when completing…
Provention Bio Starts Rolling FDA Submissions for T1D Preventative

Provention Bio Starts Rolling FDA Submissions for T1D Preventative

It has been a while since Provention Bio (website), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on immune-mediated diseases, announced their first exciting results from their teplizumab drug trials. In multiple double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials, the company has shown the effectiveness of…
Tandem’s Basal-IQ Gets FDA Interoperable Designation

Tandem’s Basal-IQ Gets FDA Interoperable Designation

Tandem’s Basal-IQ technology received the FDA’s interoperable automated glycemic controller designation (iAGC) which allows this tech to be paired with different pumps and CGM systems to create an automated insulin dosing (AID) system. This is the second piece of tech…
COVID-19 & Cardiovascular Disease: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 & Cardiovascular Disease: What You Need to Know

Despite initial reports that people living with diabetes may be at higher risk for infection by the novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) and have a higher mortality rate from COVID-19, more recent stats indicate that type 1 diabetics may not be at…
Can Medtronic Retake Automated Pump Market?

Can Medtronic Retake Automated Pump Market?

I’ve been a Medtronic customer since I switched from MDI to an insulin pump in 2014. At the time, their integrated pump and CGM system was far more appealing to me than any other options on the market.  When they…
Eli Lilly Insulin Price Cap Program

Eli Lilly Insulin Price Cap Program

Both the government and BigPharma have been under increasing pressure to lower the price of insulin — which has increased by more than 1200 percent in the last 20 years.  “Back in 1996, when Eli Lilly’s Humalog first came out,…
Insulet’s Omnipod to Join Hybrid Closed Loop Pump Market

Insulet’s Omnipod to Join Hybrid Closed Loop Pump Market

2020 is set to be an exciting year for anyone interested in switching to or upgrading their hybrid closed loop pump. Not only does Medtronic have a slew of improvements and advanced features planned for their next-generation AID system, but…
FDA Enables Generic Insulins with Lower Prices

FDA Enables Generic Insulins with Lower Prices

While COVID-19 has distracted our attention from affordable insulin to focus on social distancing and hoarding toilet paper, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration is finally making a serious effort to improve our access to insulin.  Why no Generic Insulins?…
Amylin: The Other Hormone Affected by Type 1 Diabetes

Amylin: The Other Hormone Affected by Type 1 Diabetes

Why aren’t we talking about amylin?  Sure, insulin is something we truly cannot live without, but those of us with type 1 diabetes aren’t producing amylin either and it’s also extremely important! Well, more accurately: you’re likely producing as little…
Are Exclusive Insurance Contracts Consumer Abuse?

Are Exclusive Insurance Contracts Consumer Abuse?

Broken Trust A cabin in the middle of nowhere is the last place any diabetic wants to suffer a hypoglycemic emergency. But Tim, a 40-year T1D veteran, had no reason to be concerned when he laid down to sleep on…
Five Tips to Increase Your Time In Range

Five Tips to Increase Your Time In Range

Creating attainable A1C goals has long been the standard to keep your diabetes management on track. But, as we learn more about the complications of T1D and the specific causes behind them, we are also learning that A1C may not…
How a T1D of 43 Years Reversed Her Heart Disease and Took Back Control

How a T1D of 43 Years Reversed Her Heart Disease and Took Back Control

One morning in April of 2016, Betty woke to find her blood sugar had shot up over 500 during the night. As any other veteran diabetic would, she assumed the problem was with her pump set and quickly went about…
Hypoglycemia Unawareness: Why It Occurs and What to Do About It

Hypoglycemia Unawareness: Why It Occurs and What to Do About It

For a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic, there is nothing scarier than having your blood sugar bottom out. One minute you’re fine, the next you’re sitting in a pool of your own sweat trembling and struggling to put a coherent…
New Non Fibrillating Insulin To Be a Game-Changer for Pump Users

New Non Fibrillating Insulin To Be a Game-Changer for Pump Users

You have probably never heard the term “insulin fibrillation” before or have even the slightest idea of what it means. But, if you are a type 1 pump user, odds are, this little-known chemical process affects you on a daily…
Newly Diagnosed: How T1D Changes Your Body and Mind

Newly Diagnosed: How T1D Changes Your Body and Mind

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is like having to relearn how to live all over again. Suddenly there are new rules for eating, exercising, and even sleeping. It can take a lot of time to adjust to all these…
Newly Diagnosed: Understanding and Treating Low Blood Sugars

Newly Diagnosed: Understanding and Treating Low Blood Sugars

By far, the most stressful part of living with type 1 diabetes is low blood sugar. Not only can lows disrupt your day and leave you feeling shaky and exhausted, but if not treated quickly, they can become life-threatening. It’s…
Newly Diagnosed: Carb Counting Basics

Newly Diagnosed: Carb Counting Basics

One of the very first things any newly diagnosed T1D (or type 1 parent) learns about, is how to count carbs and calculate insulin dosages. By administering the correct amount of insulin based on your personal insulin-to-carb ratio for a…
CGM Watch Closer to Reality

CGM Watch Closer to Reality

Early last year, we brought you the exciting story of PKvitality’s K’Watch–A CGM device unlike anything else on the market. (Read our original coverage here.) In the last few months, the company has made some major moves to bring the…
In-depth on Tandem’s Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop System

In-depth on Tandem’s Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop System

In a win for all people with type 1 diabetes (even those who won’t directly benefit from this closed-loop system), the FDA has approved Tandem’s new Control IQ software for release. This new automated glycemic control algorithm is just the…
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