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  1. “Not Good Enough”: How One Dad Led the Change in Diabetes Devices through Grassroots Research and Collaboration

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    For over 15 years, academic leaders in clinical research and engineering worked with funders, patient groups and industry to support the advancement of AID. In 2002, Bigfoot Biomedical CEO Jeffrey Brewer’s technology career was flourishing, having founded two successful startup dot-coms that later became publicly traded companies. He had just moved his family from Silicon […]

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  1. CMS Announces CGM Coverage for Medicare Patients; T1D Exchange Data Supported Decision

    The diabetes community is rejoicing over today’s announcement that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have published new criteria for covering the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) system for all people with diabetes on intensive insulin therapy. This decision comes after years of hard work, rigorous studies and advocacy by many […]

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  2. Paving the Road to Automated Insulin Delivery: The Important Role of Nonprofits

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    Over the past decade the type 1 diabetes community has been working together to develop and deliver new solutions that will improve outcomes with type 1 diabetes—while relieving the burden. When it comes to automated insulin delivery (AID), our community has invested a lot – hundreds of millions of dollars, years of research, innovation and […]

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  1. Your Questions Answered: The MiniMed 670G System

    In September, the FDA approved a big leap forward in diabetes technology, the world’s first hybrid closed loop system. The MiniMed® 670G system is designed for people with type 1 diabetes who are 14 and older.  Having been diagnosed with type 1 in 1989, when blood glucose meters were bigger than the current larger iPhone, […]

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  2. Promising Innovations in T1D Early Detection Emerge Victorious at Diabetes Innovation Challenge

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      Our recent Diabetes Innovation Challenge, the first-ever, open, worldwide challenge to identify and accelerate transformational advancements in diabetes research and care, awarded Enable Biosciences the top prize in late stage development. This is the second article in our three-part series of winner profiles.  An early diagnosis is one of the most important tools available […]

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  3. Implantable CGM Started as Caltech Graduate Project, Wins Top Prize at Diabetes Innovation Challenge

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    As we’ve been reporting for several months, T1D Exchange recently teamed up with M2D2, a joint venture between the University of Massachusetts Lowell and UMass Medical School, for the Diabetes Innovation Challenge. The Challenge was the first-ever, open, worldwide challenge to identify and accelerate transformational advancements in diabetes research and care. There were two top winners, […]

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  4. Innovation in Diabetes: Seeing Life through a Global Lens

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      The 7.0 earthquake that rocked Haiti in 2010. A Category 5 hurricane that hit the Atlantic island nations this past September. The constant and unrelenting attacks on the war-torn neighborhoods of Aleppo. When news like this travels across the globe, we watch in horror as innocent people suffer the unthinkable. We struggle to understand […]

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  5. Patient-centered Innovations Lighting the Way for Better Diabetes Outcomes

      I have been involved in the fight for better diabetes solutions for almost two decades. Never have I seen more promise in therapies and devices than I do right now. But innovation and improvements don’t happen overnight — and they don’t happen without you, our community of people touched by type 1 diabetes. In […]

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  6. And The Winners Are…

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    T1D Exchange announces the winners of the 2016 Diabetes Innovation Challenge The Diabetes Innovation Challenge 2016 is now in the books, as the Finals competition was held Thursday evening in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This competition was a first-ever, open, worldwide challenge to identify and accelerate transformational advancements in diabetes research and care. T1D Exchange and M2D2 […]

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