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  1. Seth
    Seth October 16, 2009 at 6:31 am | | Reply

    My number one minor invention: the cardboard sleeves you put on paper cups of hot coffee.

  2. anonlurkermom
    anonlurkermom October 16, 2009 at 8:36 am | | Reply

    When my kids were little-er, velcro was very high on the list.

  3. dargirl
    dargirl October 16, 2009 at 10:24 am | | Reply

    THE GLUCOSE MONITOR!….My first monitor was the size of War and Peace bound book. The meter reading thingy was like the thing on your gas tank Full? Empty? The needle sway from left to right. And the strips were about 2+” long. Oh ya, then you waited….then waited…. then waited for the reading that was probably a 50+ variance comparted to todays meters. For me that was a HUGE!!!! REVOLUTIONARY!!! LIFE SAVING!!!….INVENTION…Whoever invented it should receive the Nobel Medical Prize. Imagine how many lifes have been saved. Imagine what our lives would be without it. Would I have been able to survive 37 year as a PWD. Thank you Mr/Ms inventor for saving my life all other PWD’s.

  4. strawberry
    strawberry October 16, 2009 at 11:20 am | | Reply

    and Patagonia synchilla fabric (which I believe spawned the whole world of “fleece”) – brilliant stuff

  5. Elizabeth Joy
    Elizabeth Joy October 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm | | Reply

    Tampons. :)

  6. mcityrk
    mcityrk October 16, 2009 at 12:32 pm | | Reply

    My greatest time saver of the last decade – caller ID – now if the twits would stop calling 8-10 times without leaing a message before finally giving up!!

  7. Vicki
    Vicki October 16, 2009 at 2:37 pm | | Reply

    Contact lens which will soon be available with eyedrops for allergies and glaucoma incorporated in them. My opthamologist has told me for two years contact lens will be available that will check the blood sugar in my life time. The glucose in tears correlates with the glucose in the bloodstream. Appparently the technology is available!

  8. June S.
    June S. October 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm | | Reply

    I’m with dargirl re: the Blood Glucose Meter. I, too, was diagnosed 37 years ago. I still recall the first ten years of Type I diabetes (1972-1982) before I got my first meter. Life was HELL! I used to go for a once-monthly venous blood drawing to determine whether my insulin doses (non-human Regular and NPH) were properly set. The lab wasn’t open in the evening, so we alternated fasting BG’s with afternoon (around 4:00 p.m.) Life with diabetes will never be perfect, and I still wish I didn’t have it, but thank God for my blood glucose meter!

  9. Sally smart
    Sally smart October 16, 2009 at 6:22 pm | | Reply

    glucose meters yes but two of my favorites are duct tape and zip ties. With these two tools I can do almost anything where hubby needs a hammer and nails hahahahahahahah, BTW I have been called the duct tape queen. One more that I use so often is speed sew, a great product for those who cant thread a needle to save their lives.

  10. George
    George October 20, 2009 at 1:58 am | | Reply

    It looks a great points. Thanks!

  11. PookieMD
    PookieMD October 21, 2009 at 5:34 am | | Reply

    I’m going to take the coffee machine one step further–my home cappucino machine that has saved me thousands of dollars by keeping me out of expensive coffee houses!

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