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The Death of the Press Release

On another note altogether (I’ll get back to “As the Glucose Meter Turns” soon enough), I am pondering the PR question again today.  I am doing this because I’ve received an advance invitation to be part of a panel discussion on how healthcare and pharma enterprises should approach bloggers in “serious disease categories” — i.e. bloggers like us.  Big question.
I have worked on both sides of the communications fence and understand the in’s and…

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When MDI is B-A-D — Time to Pump

I suppose people on insulin pumps have bad weeks, too.  But I’m officially D-O-N-E with the last few, that’s for sure.  And now, three days of SUS activity, catapulting and crashing, realizing with ever-more clarity that multiple daily injection (MDI) therapy is very imprecise.  (Either that, or I can’t count carbs worth a [farthing]; I’ve also ordered an expensive new gram scale to test my alleged skills.)
Sooooo, outcome:  All you (pushy-pushy) pumper types out…

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[Chronic Disease] Vixen

Ah, a few days after Halloween seems like an ideal time to mention Cancer Vixen, Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s  new “graphic novel” (comic book on steroids?) about her own face-off with “grim reaper” aka breast cancer — and how she kicked its butt, in 5-inch heels no less!
Love Vixens? Love gutsy people who Just Say NO to chronic disease?  Then you will want to watch the animated promo, HERE.
I’ve thumbed through this book in…

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This time it’s not about me and mine, but rather all the people out there writing to me about the DexCom and other continuous monitoring technology:
There was the family who tried to use the DexCom on their 5-year-old boy, and was sorely disappointed (they also sent me the link to the company’s recent shareholder Webcast, btw)
There was the guy in Iran who’s DESPERATE to get one for his 3-year-old nephew (sorry)
The guy…

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