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  1. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell March 30, 2011 at 6:22 am | | Reply

    Daniel, you’re preaching to the choir. The flood of diabetes data is of little use until we have software that can combine it with other devices and information from the patient (I was sick, exercised here, ate too much, etc.) and then draw some conclusions. And this won’t happen until it’s really easy to connect to the devices and collect their data. I’m going to bend some people’s ears about this at Medtronic on Friday. I’m looking forward to judging with you.

  2. Sysy
    Sysy March 30, 2011 at 8:32 am | | Reply

    I’m one of those people that do really well with the less is more approach. The minute I involve a gadget beyond my meter I’m disengaged for some reason. I know not everyone is like this and I’m SO looking forward to new technology that finds a way to make it work better for patients and their physicians. This is exciting stuff!!!

  3. June S.
    June S. March 31, 2011 at 9:32 am | | Reply

    Thanks for that interesting post! There is definitely something special about a diabetologist who actually has Type I diabetes. I was just at my endocrinologist’s yesterday. She liked all the CGM data I had printed out, and she made me feel like a million bucks when she said my CGM printout was so spectacular that it almost looked as though it could have belonged to a person WITHOUT diabetes. Of course, that made me want to print up my CGM data weekly (something I had been avoiding doing until I realized how very useful it is. I thought I knew enough by glanding at it, day and night, 7 days a week!) She also said yesterday “I realize I do not live with diabetes myself, and I don’t know what it would feel like to live with it 24/7, but I feel certain you are on top of your diabetes care.” I remember how impressed I was that she knew she personally could never know exactly what it is like to live with Type I. She is one compassionate endocrinologist, which is why I’ve been with her for almost 23 years of my almost 39 years with Type I!

  4. Haidee
    Haidee April 1, 2011 at 3:20 am | | Reply

    It DOES make a tremendous difference having a diabetic doctor, assistant and nurse, not only because they understand or can relate but also because it reminds me that this is a disease that is very much specific to the individual. We can all share our experiences during a visit (which I love to do) but chances are that one form of treatment will work for one of us and not another. There’s no question more knowledge is always better. Thanks, Dan. (See you on the 8th!!!)

  5. Mikel
    Mikel August 1, 2011 at 9:39 am | | Reply

    Has this contest already happened? What was the outcome of this contest? I was talking about this with my husband the other night wishing something would come into my life that was more technologically advanced to help me take better care of my diabetes…

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