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Preparing for #ACTRIMS2017 – Top 3 Topics From ACTRIMS 2016

The second annual America’s Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS), a forum for clinicians, researchers and other MS specialists to network and discuss the latest advances in MS research and treatment is set for February 23 to 25, 2017. Show More Summary

Resilience: ‘T’ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)’

Resilience can mean the ability of a person to solve problems and bounce back from difficult situations. That, at least, is the definition a group of researchers from the University of Washington gave to resilience when they surveyed a cadre of 1,574 people with a range of chronic conditions that included multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, […]

21st Century Cures Act Expected to Bring Real Change to MS Patients’ Lives

President Obama’s signing of the 21st Century Cures Act on Dec. 13 is expected to bring real change to those living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The legislation will lead to better research and clinical trials. It also puts increased weight on the role patients play in developing treatments for their conditions. Show More Summary

Cures Act May Speed Approval of Stem Cell Therapies for MS and Other Diseases

The 21st Century Cures Act, recently signed into law by President Barack Obama, includes provisions that aim to speed up the process by which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews stem cell treatments for patients with degenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and Parkinson’s disease. Show More Summary

The Newest Infusion Set: Medtronic/BD MiniMed Pro-set with FlowSmart

By Adam Brown and Kelly Close Much less painful insertion, great needle retraction, and better disconnection We recently received an order of Medtronic/BD’s new MiniMed Pro-Set with FlowSmart technology, a little over a week after the...Show More Summary

New App Demos at the DiabetesMine D-Data Exchange and Innovation Summit

By Brian Levine and Adam Brown Glucose, food, exercise, and even DIY closed loop on the phone Last month, diaTribe attended the 2016 DiabetesMine D-Data Exchange and Innovation Summit at UCSF. The two-day meetup, organized by DiabetesMine, attracted an impressive roster of diabetes movers and shakers to discuss the “today” and “tomorrow” of diabetes care […]

Life is a Symphony of Challenges – Play On!

In Cold Sassy Tree, the classic novel by Olive Ann Burns, Grandpa Blakeslee tells his grandson Will Tweedy that, “Livin’ is like pourin’ water out of a tumbler into a dang Coca-Cola bottle. If’n you skeered you cain’t do it.” If youShow More Summary

New Short Film Unmasks Fear Behind HIV Criminalization

The making of the new short documentary, HIV Criminalization: Masking Fear and Discrimination, began in exactly the right place: with people living with HIV themselves, and their personal stories of being prosecuted because of their HIV status. Read more...

FDA Approved Obalon Balloon Successfuly Reduces Weight in Obese Patients

Researchers say Obalon intragastric balloons helped obese people lose almost double the weight compared to those using only diet and lifestyle. For those who live with obesity, invasive gastric surgery is generally successful but not preferred as a first-in-line treatment. The Obalon Balloon System which received FDA approval in September 2016 and expected to become […]

The Power of Competition for Exercise Motivation

Researchers in a study state that competition proved to be more valuable than friendly support in providing motivation to exercise. Physical activity is a huge problem in the US with large chunks of the population failing to meet exercise recommendations. As we all know, motivation for exercise is important to achieve consistent results. To learn about motivation […]

Type 1 Diabetes & Pregnancy for Women

I fielded a question on my Facebook page the other day in regards to pregnancy and type 1 diabetes.  First off, If you are reading this article, I want to personally congratulate you as well as your significant other!  As a stay at home dad of 4, being a parent is an amazing experience, something […]

Meet Dr. Priyanka Wali, Low-Carb Diet Advocate

Dr. Wali is an internist in San Francisco. In her medical practice, she saw first-hand how standard “diabetic diets” weren’t helping her patients and many others who have carbohydrate intolerance. Welcome to the club, Dr. Wali! PS: She’s also a good stand-up comedian,which is rare for an internist. Further reading on diabetes diet:  Carbohydrates & […]

Diabetes and Sports: Support and Education Intersect

Julie De Vos wants to help people use diabetes and sports as an avenue to finding support and education... The post Diabetes and Sports: Support and Education Intersect appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

The Most Cost-Effective MS Drug Is the One That Works

A couple of weeks ago, I was honored to emcee the annual Living Well With MS conference for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland. Day one was for medical professionals, and day two was attended by the MS community. The presenters and topics for both days were the same, with only a little medical jargon changed […]

New Diabetes Tech on The Horizon: What’s Coming by Mid-2017 in the US?

By Lynn Kennedy, Ava Runge, and Adam Brown What Abbott, Dexcom, LifeScan, Medtronic, Tandem, and others are bringing to make diabetes easier and less burdensome We’re living in the most exciting time ever in diabetes technology, and a slew of soon-to-launch products are going to subtract hassle from living with diabetes – fewer injections and […]

Being Seen

Being Seen is a short film that is being screened in film festivals and has won several awards including one for Best Documentary.This documentary aims to change the way people with developmental disabilities are viewed. The interviews...Show More Summary

Sam's Top Secret Journal Series

There are numerous books about Down syndrome, written by parents of children with Down syndrome, a couple written by a person with Down syndrome, and some aimed at young children to teach others (namely their classmates about Down syndrome).Overall...Show More Summary

Finding the High Blood Sugar Culprit

A few days ago, I was waxing poetic about how I had these really odd overnight highs that seemed to be for no good reason. I sort of (but not really) thought they could be connected to bubbles in my insulin pump cartridge reservoir. Or they could have been because of any number of extraneous […]

Diabetes and School: It’s That Time of Year Again!

Years ago there was a fabulous television commercial for Staples.  The Christmas song is playing (sing along with me), It’s the most wonnnnn-derrrrr-fullll tome of year…” and of course the camera pulls back to revel parents gleefully shopping for back to school supplies while showing the kids’ dour faces. Click here for the commercial. That time […]

What if I can't work?

From the very beginning of the Unspeakable Bits blog, I have written from the premise that information is the counter to fear. I believe that wholeheartedly, and while it is sometimes difficult to face ugly facts about living with multiple...Show More Summary

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