Latest Expert Articles

  • FDA Slower to Approve New Medical Devices Than Drugs
    As Medtronic prepares to seek FDA approval for an artificial pancreas, many have wondered why it’s taken so long to get to this point. A recent study suggests that might be because the FDA may be slower to approve medical devices than drugs, according to a report by Mass Device. According to the Harvard Business School study, the approval process of “breakthrough” medical devices is a much more expensive and time-consuming process than that of ... Read More
    Published on Friday, June 17, 2016
  • How to Make Sweet Potato Toast
    Looking for a gluten free and vegan toast alternative? Learn how to make sweet potato toast! How to make Sweet Potato Toast A few days ago I came across a post somewhere on social media suggesting that sweet potatoes would make a great avocado toast substitute. And not as a topping, as the ACTUAL TOAST. I couldn’t find any instruction on how to make this elusive new toast, so I started experimenting. What I discovered ... Read More
    Published on Friday, June 17, 2016
  • HypoAware Program Reduces Hypoglycemia, Hypoglycemia Unawareness
    A short online and in-person program can reduce episodes of severe hypoglycemia and stress from hypoglycemia and significantly reduce hypoglycemia unawareness, according to research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. Hypoglycemia, typically defined as blood sugar below 70 mg/dl (although individual targets may vary), is a blood sugar level too low to fuel the body’s activities. Common symptoms include weakness, sleepiness, confusion, dizziness, hunger, irritability, sweating, ... Read More
    Published on Friday, June 17, 2016
  • Here’s what a day of intuitive eating actually looks like
    Eating without restrictions sounds great…but it can also feel scary (and a bit abstract) for someone who has a long history with food rules and dieting.  If you’re wondering what a day of intuitive eating actually looks like, this one’s for you! {Before I get started, I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who reached out via the blog, social media, and/or email regarding my new Fulfilling Fridays series and last ... Read More
    Published on Friday, June 17, 2016
  • Diabetes Partner Follies: A Quirky Approach to Marriage and Motherhood with Type 1
    Welcome back to our periodic Partner Follies series here at the 'Mine, in which we feature guest posts by spouses and loved ones of PWDs sharing their own POVs on diabetes.Today, we're excited to welcome Nicki Nichols, who's married to a longtime ... Read More
    Published on Friday, June 17, 2016
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