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Not Trying to Get my A1c Down

My HbA1c has been around 7% (6.8%-7.2%) for the last few years. Last year I tried terribly hard to get it down.
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WSN must pay out $2.2 Million for false claims regarding diabetes

WSN must pay out $2.2 Million for false claims regarding diabetes | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
The FTC is on the ball again. FTC Obtains $2.2 Million Judgment against Supplement Marketer that Made Phony Claims for Treating and Preventing Diabetes | Federal Trade Commission. A federal court has found that marketers of bogus remedies for treating and preventing diabetes violated Section 5 of the FTC Act, and has ordered them to…Continue →

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DNA Analysis Finds New Target for Diabetes Drugs

DNA Analysis Finds New Target for Diabetes Drugs | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) tends to run in families, and over the last five years the application of genomic technologies has led to discovery of more than 60 specific DNA variants that contribute to ri...
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World first op gives new hope to heart failure patients - mitral heart valve replacement on a beating heart

World first op gives new hope to heart failure patients - mitral heart valve replacement on a beating heart | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Patients too ill to survive lifesaving open heart surgery have been given a lifeline as doctors at St Thomas' Hospital have used new technology to complete a mitral heart valve replacement on a beating heart for the first time in the world.
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Nurse Kelley - Mar 14,2014

Nurse Kelley - Mar 14,2014 | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Join Cherise, Scott and George as they discuss life with diabetes, advocacy and alert dogs with Kelley Crumpler. About Kelley Kelley is a 30 something type 1 diabetic for over 22 years.
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Gadgets Like Fitbit Are Remaking How Doctors Treat You | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Gadgets Like Fitbit Are Remaking How Doctors Treat You | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Photo: Jon Snyder/WIRED Dr.Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, knows when his patients' hearts are racing or their blood pressu (Gadgets Like Fitbit Are Remaking How Doctors Treat You http://t.co/ajlQyqxQls...
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"My blog has led to four people having a transplant that their medical teams didn't even know existed"

A short film about a Michael Seres (@mjseres), who is changing people's lives through awareness and social media.


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Come meet Michael Seres and Andrew Spong in Paris at Doctors 2.0 & You conference June 5-6, 2014
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Thank you Andrew for drawing our attention to the film about the amazing Michael Seres @mjseres whom we are so grateful to know. He will be back with us at Doctors 2.0 & You Paris, June 5-6, and involved in more than one activity.

 
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The Genteel Poker: A Next Gen of Pain-Free Lancing Device?

The Genteel Poker: A Next Gen of Pain-Free Lancing Device? | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Say hello to a new diabetes device on the scene, promising “pain-free” blood draws that can be used on fingertips or other spots — and that’s designed to look more like a magic marker than a boring old medical device.… The post The Genteel Poker: A...
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Cheap diabetes drug Lyxumia could improve lives of millions of patients and save NHS £70m over five years

Cheap diabetes drug Lyxumia could improve lives of millions of patients and save NHS £70m over five years | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
The once-a-day injection controls blood sugar levels and cuts the risk of heart attacks, amputations and kidney failure

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South Tahoe resident hikes Pacific Crest Trail for diabetes research - Tahoe Daily Tribune

South Tahoe resident hikes Pacific Crest Trail for diabetes research - Tahoe Daily Tribune | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
South Tahoe resident hikes Pacific Crest Trail for diabetes research Tahoe Daily Tribune His goal is to raise $2.65 million — or a penny per mile from 100,000 people — for diabetes research in honor of his father, who passed away from the disease...
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Diabetes in Spain | A Diabetes Summer Update

Diabetes in Spain | A Diabetes Summer Update | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Hey folks It is that time again to hit the blog trail again!  Sadly lacking over the last couple of months, so please do except my apologies.  The 2 lads ...
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» Lawmakers Call for Probe of Medical Devices After Researcher Hacks Insulin Pump

» Lawmakers Call for Probe of Medical Devices After Researcher Hacks Insulin Pump | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Two federal lawmakers have asked the General Accountability Office to look into the security of medical devices after a researcher showed how he was able to...
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American Diabetes Association Receives Accreditation From Better Business ... - Marketwire (press release)

American Diabetes Association Receives Accreditation From Better Business ... - Marketwire (press release) | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
American Diabetes Association Receives Accreditation From Better Business ...Marketwire (press release)ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - The American Diabetes Association has been recognized once again as a Better Business Bureau (BBB)...
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Blog Post: Halfway Through August: How Close Are We to 100?

Blog Post: Halfway Through August: How Close Are We to 100? | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
The first month of the Promise to Remember Me Campaign is half over, and we are seeing tremendous results!
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Is glaucoma, in fact, diabetes of the brain?

Is glaucoma, in fact, diabetes of the brain? | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Researchers at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research India have proposed a new mechanism of glaucoma which suggests that diabetes can occur in the brain and may be the cause of many neurodegenerative...
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Sun Pharmaceutical Recalls Diabetes Medication After Epilepsy-Drug Mixup - Wall Street Journal

Sun Pharmaceutical Recalls Diabetes Medication After Epilepsy-Drug Mixup - Wall Street Journal | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Sun Pharmaceutical Recalls Diabetes Medication After Epilepsy-Drug Mixup
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NEW DELHI—Indian drug maker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. recalled thousands of bottles of generic diabetes medication in the U.S.
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6 Reasons Why Sleep is More Important Than Everything Else - RYOT

6 Reasons Why Sleep is More Important Than Everything Else - RYOT | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
6 Reasons Why Sleep is More Important Than Everything Else RYOT Society today really likes to put down sleep.
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Using Solar Power to Juice Up Diabetes Devices

Using Solar Power to Juice Up Diabetes Devices | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
The need to charge medical devices is just a fact of life for those of us living with diabetes; there’s no way around it.
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'Wello' iPhone case can track your blood pressure, temperature and more

'Wello' iPhone case can track your blood pressure, temperature and more | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Last year, Scanadu caught our attention with Scout, its simple-to-use tricorder-style health monitor. Now a new iPhone case promises to make monitoring (Wello done!
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Diabetes management system gets UK launch

Diabetes management system gets UK launch | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Swansea-based Cellnovo launches its diabetes management system in the UK

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Social networks are pushing type 1 diabetes research forwards

Social networks are pushing type 1 diabetes research forwards | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it

Social media networks are becoming an increasingly important part of recruitment for clinical studies into pioneering research for type 1 diabetes.


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Social media helping to recruit patients for research study | Cambridge University Hospitals

Social media helping to recruit patients for research study | Cambridge University Hospitals | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
RT @googlyfish: #Social #Media Social media helping to recruit patients for research study ...: Type 1 diabetes i... http://t.co/OYFipXUBhs #Recruitment
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Dearest DOC: You Are The Bolus To My Cupcake & The Crackle To My Bacon!

Dearest DOC: You Are The Bolus To My Cupcake & The Crackle To My Bacon! | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Happy Valentine's Day! YES INDEED I DO!Dearest DOC - You are the cream to my coffee & the insulin to my pump.You are the bolus to my cupcake and the crackle to my bacon - And I love you more than both!
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España ordena la prescripción y el expendio de medicinas genéricas

España ordena la prescripción y el expendio de medicinas genéricas | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Tras una decisión orientada a ahorrar 2,4 mil millones de euros, el gobierno socialista de España aprobó una ley obligando a médicos y farmacias a prescribir medicamentos genéricos en vez de medicamentos de marcas.
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Medtronic works to thwart device hackers - FierceBiotechIT

Medtronic works to thwart device hackers - FierceBiotechIT | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
Three years after researchers hacked an implanted heart defibrillator in a study, there's some fresh attention being paid to the potential safety hazards of hacking into the computers that control Read more...
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American Diabetes Association Receives Accreditation From Better Business ... - Marketwire (press release)

American Diabetes Association Receives Accreditation From Better Business ... - Marketwire (press release) | Diabetes Social Media | Scoop.it
American Diabetes Association Receives Accreditation From Better Business ...Marketwire (press release)ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - The American Diabetes Association has been recognized once again as a Better Business Bureau (BBB)...
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