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  1. The Future of Healthcare

    In mid-December, we posted an open letter to the incoming Trump administration about the need for a reliable and affordable healthcare system. As one of 72 disease organizations signing the letter, we are closely following news about potential changes to the Affordable Care Act and other issues related to health insurance for all Americans. While […]

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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


      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


    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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  1. Diabetes Innovation Challenge: The Semi-Finalists, Pt.2


      The excitement around the Diabetes Innovation Challenge continued last week, as T1D Exchange and M2D2 hosted the second of two Semi-finals events at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Student Center. As you may recall, we designed this event to seek out and find novel therapies and innovative solutions for all aspects of diabetes research, […]

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  2. Diabetes Innovation Challenge: The Semi-Finalists, Pt.1

    Little boy with wooden airplane in the field

    Did you know that Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, which made the idea of commercial flight safe and available, was sparked by a $25,000 reward for the first person to accomplish the feat? Today, incentive prizes are being used to jump-start solutions to a range of challenges including space exploration, adult […]

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  3. Breaking News: UnitedHealthcare Designates Medtronic as Preferred Pump Provider


    UnitedHealthcare has announced that effective July 1, 2016, Medtronic will be the preferred in-network provider of insulin pumps.  While we are working hard to confirm the facts, initial reports state that this coverage will not affect patients under 18 years old or members of UnitedHealthcare Sierra Health and Life Commercial or Medicare Advantage.  Additionally, reports […]

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  4. Nancy Jones and Dana Ball: T1D Champions for Us All


    Dana Ball to be awarded the Nancy Jones Diabetes Champion Award Nancy Jones raised a T1D son before the world of social media—a time when it wasn’t easy to find and connect with other parents of children with T1D. But that didn’t stop Nancy. She found other mothers, connected with them, and built a social […]

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  5. Everybody Has Something

    Caroline Carter

      Over the past couple of weeks, I have been working with Caroline Carter, a local teen in my community living with type 1 diabetes, to share her story on Glu.  Caroline caught my attention because unlike so many kids her age living with diabetes and hiding it from her peers, Caroline is different. As […]

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