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Happy New Year!

Happy, happy 2006, All. A new year is always time for new resolve. Lots of us PWDs are surely vowing to check our BG more often, count carbs more precisely, and correct more vigorously. *Sigh* Meanwhile, I’ve been toying with my overarching resolution; last year I committed to “Enjoying Life,” and that’s a hard act to follow.
What I actually want from myself is to Be Calm and Be Kind (to myself as much as…

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Introducing Oculir: Glucose Readings from the Whites of Your Eyes!

One probing post seems to beget another. Following my recent update on DexCom, I received an email from the man who started that company (!) in 1999, John Burd. He is now CEO of a San Diego startup called Oculir, Inc., developing a futuristic yet hugely exciting new technology for non-invasive glucose testing using infrared (IR) technology to scan your eyes. YOUR EYES!!
The product will be a device about the size of a cell…

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Second Half of the DCCT: More Great News for Type 1s

Once again, the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) has proven what we kinda-sorta pretty much thought we knew about strict control of blood sugar — that it makes a HUGE difference, cuts the risk of developing diabetes complications, and can indeed add years, if not DECADES, to your life!
The newest research, published in the Dec. 22 New England Journal of Medicine, is again being called “a landmark study” confirming that strict glucose…

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Happy Holidays from DiabetesMine

Happy Holidays indeed! This will be my third year living through the food-rich and couch-comfy holiday season with diabetes. By keeping focused on regular exercise, I made it through pretty well despite eating a good bit more than usual during the 10 days or so that my kids are home and life seems to center around meals, meals, meals. What’s particularly difficult is finding wheat-free Latkes, since I do enjoy them so once a year…

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Leaning Towards NO on Inhaler Study

It is with a mixture of disappointment and relief that I convey my latest thoughts on participation in the inhaled insulin study. I’m definitely leaning towards No. It wasn’t so much that a dear loved one looked me in the eye and said, “Why would you want to make yourself a gineau pig?”, or even that a family member who happens to be a doctor essentially advised, “Say no to experimental drug studies across the…

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