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Navigator Study: Foiled by the Skin

I have seen the future of CGMS, and it looks pretty damn good.  OK, I admit, I just caught a glimpse, ’cause I was disqualified for a current study of the Abbott FreeStyle Navigator in the last round due to potential “skin allergies to medical adhesives.”  Curse those DexCom shower patches (which irritate my skin and made me look iffy here). Curse them!
Anyway, the Navigator is reportedly hekka accurate.  Even my new endo says…

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Pop Quiz: Are You Holiday-Ready?

No, really.  Are you ready for the season of making merry by way of overeating and drinking?
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about “eating diabetic,” it’s that I only feel deprived when I’m around others who are munching away, carefree-like.  Crap!  I can’t just eat that.  It’s not that simple, you know!  Well, yeah, I could eat it, but my whole BG day will go to hell.  Oh, nevermind…
Want to find out how…

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Diab-entity Crisis

Sometime in the middle of last week, as I was gazing at my blog banner and mulling over my next post, I had a kind of out-of-body sensation for a moment: Am I still the same person who started this blog nearly two years ago?  Do I still feel the same way about my disease that I did then?  How many years do you have to have diabetes before the “marvel” wears off?  i.e. before…

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World Diabetes Day

Today is the day.  World Diabetes Day, that is, a “celebration” held every year on Nov. 14, organized by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote global awareness of the diabetes world.  Nov. 14 apparently “commemorates the birthday of Frederick Banting, who, along with Charles Best, is credited with the discovery of insulin in 1921.”
According to the authorities, diabetes is on the rise in almost every…

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