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In the News.. Lilly settles insulin lawsuit, iLet Bionic Pancreas approved, T1D Ninja Warrior winner and more!

It’s In the News, a look at the top stories and headlines from the diabetes community happening now. Top stories this week: Lilly becomes the first of the big three insulin makers to settle a class action lawsuit over pricing, the FDA approved Beta Bionics’ iLet system, oral meds trialed for T2D seem to work…

A photo of all the components of the Medtronic MiniMed 780G system - infusion set, pump, sensor, phone and watch

The MiniMed 780G – A deep dive into Medtronic’s most advanced system

This long-awaited Medtronic 780G is now FDA approved. It’s been out for two years in Europe and has features that are a bit different from other commercially available automated insulin delivery systems in the US, including a target range down to 100. This week you’ll hear from Heather Lackey, global medical education director for Medtronic…

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A better lancet in the age of CGM? Why PIP’s CEO Josh Pittman says sticks still matter

When many diabetes tech companies are turning their attention to CGMs or closed loop systems, Josh Pittman has his eye on the basics: lancets. His company PIP, makes a new kind of smaller and thinner device for fingersticks. This week, we talk about why he thinks this is still necessary, why he’s passionate about helping…

Neil Greathouse, a white man with dark hair and glasses, appears smiling

“Sixty seconds of help, every single day” – Neil Greathouse has a T1D social media ministry

On social media, Neil Greathouse is better known as “The Betes.” He posts daily about diabetes on social media. It’s a lot of work – and not his real job. I wanted to know why this is important to him. What is he hoping to accomplish? There is so much to Neil’s story – he’s…

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In the News.. Senate insulin price hearing, more evidence insulin can be stored at higher temps, cataracts cause in T2D rethought and more!

It’s In the News, a look at the top stories and headlines from the diabetes community happening now. Top stories this week: The US Senate grills insulin makers about keeping the price where it is, two studies look at the impact of faster-acting insulins, a new study looks out temperature and insulin storage, researchers examine…

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“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” actor Austin Basis manages T1D on (and off) the set

Actor Austin Basis has a juicy role in this final season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; he plays Alvin, the head writer on the show within the show. Basis was diagnosed with type 1 at age nine back in the 1980s. It was a time before home blood glucose meters, let alone pumps and CGMs.…

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Stacey Simms is back with more heartfelt stories and honest advice about raising a happy, healthy child with type 1 diabetes. Stacey’s son was diagnosed just before he turned two. He’s in his senior year of high school now! In her sequel to the award winning “World’s Worst Diabetes Mom,” Stacey takes on the challenge of giving a child with diabetes more independence while keeping them safe and happy. It’s not easy, but you are not alone!

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Stacey Simms is the host and producer of Diabetes Connections. She’s also an author, speaker, and voice-over artist. Stacey spent more than 20 years in local TV and radio broadcasting, mostly working very early morning hours.

Stacey’s been sharing her family’s story with type 1 diabetes since her son’s diagnosis in 2006. Read her blog, find speaker reviews and audio samples at our partner website.

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