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Insulin Pumps

UnitedHealthcare Takes Away Diabetes Devices

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

If you've heard about UnitedHealthcare (UHC) limiting members to only Medtronic insulin pumps beginning July 1 and feel this is wrong, please go to "W...

Why Managing Diabetes Is a Full-Time Job

Brittany Gilleland | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittany Gilleland

I don't think we as diabetics give ourselves half of the credit that we should. "Having diabetes is like running a marathon -- where there isn't a fi...

The Hidden Cost of Diabetes Devices to Patients

Riva Greenberg | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Diabetes devices are life-enhancing. For the most part they give us remarkable capacity to better manage our health. But we must recognize that new technology also adds effort, frustration, discomfort, confusion and expense to patients' lives.

Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison Shows Us Her Insulin Pump

Scott Benner | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Benner

A few weeks ago Sierra Sandison was a contestant in the Miss Idaho Pageant. She wasn't a diabetes advocate or even a person who widely shared with her friends that she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 18. Much has changed since then.

PHOTOS: Miss Idaho Knows How To Wear An Insulin Pump With Pride

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.21.2014 | Good News

Miss Idaho 2014 is here to Pump. You. Up! This isn't getting "pumped" in the conventional, Arnold Schwarzenegger-approved sense. Miss Idaho (aka Si...

Kris Freeman: Four-Time Olympic Athlete and Type I Diabetic

Scott Benner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Benner

"I have never set out to be a role model or an inspiration in the diabetes world. I was just doing what I love to do and I found solutions with my own diabetes care that allowed me to do it."

10 Diabetes Advances in 2012

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

As we count down the days to the end of the year, here's a round up of 10 diabetes products, drugs, gadgets, and insights that occurred in 2012.

Yes, You Can Hack a Pacemaker (and Other Medical Devices Too)

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.05.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

We are familiar with the threat that cyber-crime poses to the computers around us -- however, we have not yet prepared for the threat it may pose to the computers inside of us.

Diabetic Pump Wear Helps Many Cope (PHOTOS)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
Alexandra Holzer

Type 1 diabetes (known today as T1D) is a new campaign kicked-off by the JDRF to reteach everyone that diabetes comes in all forms: Type 1, 1 1/2, and...

Satirical TSA 'Memo' Skewers The Bumbling Agency

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.01.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

TSA policy on cupcakes and other baked goods is clear: These items may be confiscated at any time, for any reason, as long as you share them with your colleagues in the break room.

Challenges of Juvenile Diabetes in India

Dinkar Jain | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Dinkar Jain

While juvenile diabetes has many shared challenges across nations -- patients need to mathematically coordinate exercise, insulin, and diet -- there are a few behaviors that make advising patients with juvenile diabetes in India more challenging

Alicia Ciccone

Helping Kids Battle Diabetes In Style | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 09.06.2011 | Small Business

Like many great moms-turned-entrepreneurs, Julie DeFruscio found herself faced with a challenge on the homefront and turned her homegrown solution int...

A New Kind Of Diabetes Education

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

This year Gary Scheiner, who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 25 years, opened the first online university for people with diabetes.

Miss America Nicole Johnson: Changing The Landscape Of Chronic Illness

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

I first met Nicole last year when she was the key speaker at Diabetes Sisters' "Weekend for Women." I was then, and continue to be, impressed by her passion for better serving people with chronic illness.

Taking on Diabetes From Every Angle

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

People will always have to manage their diabetes, but the hope is by automating more functions they can do so with a lot less time and effort and less risk of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.