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Diabetes, Twittered

Just a heads-up that today is a very special day for the convergence of diabetes and technology: Computer Zen wizard Scott Hanselman (ca. 20 years Type 1) is documenting his “day with diabetes” blow-by-blow using the nifty new net-tracking tool, Twitter.
The idea was to “give folks who don’t think about diabetes a little insight into how often I, and 20 million others, either do, or should, be thinking about their diabetes. I’d also like…

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Diabetes Lifeline: Third-Party Intervention?

A tough one today, folks. What can an “outsider” do to help someone they see neglecting their diabetes and suffering the consequences? This is the call for help in the latest Diabetes Lifeline (interactive community help category) from a woman named Nancy in the Midwest. Again, I really struggled with what to suggest here. I’m sure many of you have ideas…
Dear Amy,
Can you please refer me to any link on the web re:…

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Meet AgaMatrix

There are a handful of companies that have become household names for us PWDs: the leaders in meters, pumps, and insulin itself. You know which companies I mean. And then there lots of smaller, innovative companies successfully lurking — names you simply don’t hear very much until they hit the Big Time with a breakthrough product and/or get acquired by one of the Household Names. Seems to me like AgaMatrix is one of those lurkers.…

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Life’s Like This

Last weekend I was at a kiddie birthday/barbecue party enjoying the sunshine, when suddenly I heard the word “Diabetes” loud and clear over the din. For once I was in an environment where hardly anyone knew me well, so I was definitely thrown. There goes my D-free day, I thought…
As I approached the cake-cutting area, I found two teenagers grappling over a small plastic plate piled high with a cake corner, topped by 2-inch-thick…

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