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  1. Michelle
    Michelle June 10, 2008 at 10:40 am | | Reply

    Love it Amy!!! You rock!

  2. tmana
    tmana June 10, 2008 at 11:12 am | | Reply

    Love it!

  3. Journeywoman
    Journeywoman June 10, 2008 at 11:36 am | | Reply

    Amy, this is absolutely amazing!!!

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  5. Sara Myers
    Sara Myers June 10, 2008 at 2:01 pm | | Reply

    WOW! very poweful video – the point is as poweful as the needle is sharp. Job really really well done. THANK YOU!

  6. Lyrehca
    Lyrehca June 10, 2008 at 3:05 pm | | Reply

    I suppose the video is fine, but honestly, after thirty years of type 1, I’m just wondering where the cure is already. All these bells and whistles, and the crazy things you wrote about seeing at the ADA conference a day or two ago, just prove, again and again, that there’s plenty of money to be made off of diabetes, and honestly, don’t give much incentive for much change as in a CURE. Sure, I use a pump and a blood glucose monitor today, two things that weren’t available three decades ago, but at the end of the day, I’ve still got the same disease. I hate to rain on anyone’s parade here, but where’s the incentive to really change the reality of living with an incurable disease?

  7. karend1
    karend1 June 10, 2008 at 7:25 pm | | Reply

    Lyrehca, I soooooooooooooooooooooo agree after 41 years, it still is just insulin and insulin is not a cure. Nothing has changed for me, just different ways of delivering the stuff.

    It is such a money making industry there will never be a cure, well there will be one, but it won’t be approved.

    Amy still rocks. :)

  8. Patty
    Patty June 10, 2008 at 11:24 pm | | Reply

    To Lyrehca: my thoughts exactly.

  9. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell June 11, 2008 at 8:23 am | | Reply

    I don’t think that pharma gets it yet. They can either engage us and allow us to provide deep input, or we’ll figure out alternatives. This is not as hard as it may sound. Look at what’s happened with support for Dr. Faustman’s research to date. Look at sites like sugarstats.com where folks are mashing up the data because device makers won’t let them.

    The world is changing. Drug and device makers had better wake up.

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  11. camille johnson
    camille johnson June 13, 2008 at 11:04 am | | Reply

    Lyrehca, I just posted a little rant about this very subject on another link. You are exactly right! Why, after all this time, is there no generic form of insulin??? and don’t get me started on blood test strips!!! Diabetes has to be one the top three cash cows in all of medical rip-off history. Yes, I’m mad. After 26 years of Type 1 I’m also still diabetic — and much more poor than non-diabetics. My son, now 29 has been T1 since age 7. He got a new kidney last year but he’s STILL diabetic. And we were BOTH “good” diabetics; not overweight, stuck to our diets, took our medicines, had good control. There is SOOOOOOO much money being made off of diabetics, yet we’re STILL diabetic. That is, if we’re not DEAD!

  12. Bob Hawkinson
    Bob Hawkinson June 13, 2008 at 2:22 pm | | Reply

    Wow…..nicely done!!!!

  13. Bob Hawkinson
    Bob Hawkinson June 13, 2008 at 2:23 pm | | Reply

    NICELY DONE……

  14. Kean Degnon
    Kean Degnon June 13, 2008 at 2:42 pm | | Reply

    Excellent!!!

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  16. Andrea
    Andrea June 14, 2008 at 10:17 am | | Reply

    Everything presented was true but left one thing out. People want ACCURATE tools. The meters today do not give precise enogh information for those who want tight control. There is a huge difference between a FBG of 85 and 115. Any reading between these two numbers might be correct according to the current standards. Would we stand for thermometers that said your temperature is somewhere between 97 and 102?

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  19. Diabetes Mom
    Diabetes Mom June 18, 2008 at 10:06 pm | | Reply

    I’m so glad someone mentioned Dr. Denise Faustman (Bernard Farrell, June 11th, 2008 at 8:23 am). I have met this woman and she is onto something big… Send her money! Sign up for her trials! Visit http://www.faustmanlab.org/news.html and get caught-up on her research.

  20. Ric
    Ric June 26, 2008 at 5:49 pm | | Reply

    My wife has had Type 1 for 15 years and three insulin pumps later, she is still trying to get to a decent Hemoglobin 1AC. She is not overweight, exercises every day and controls what she eats. Her endocrinologist says that she is just a difficult case. I do not think that diabetics are vocal enough and active enough politically. Look at the tremendous amount of money being spent on Aids and breast cancer. Diabetics need to contact their politicians and ask for more research support. The squeaking wheel gets the grease.

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