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Upstairs, Downstairs with First-Gen Continuous Monitors

Emails and comments from fellow DexCom users are starting to pour in, and the split in testimonies is quite striking: on the one hand, lots of folks are disappointed — even disgusted — at having invested so much hope and money into “a lot of expensive, inaccurate numbers.” On the other hand, I’ve got people telling me that the technology has saved their life — as in rescued them from hypoglycemic unawareness — and/or helped…

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Quick Dispatch from Abroad

Hello Dear Readers!
Oh my — so very little chance to post over here in Deutschland! But hubby has now installed a wireless network in This Old House (a striking example of turn of the century German/Dutch architecture that stands under State Memorial Protection; the photo’s not ours, but something similar). So now more than one of us can actually get online simultaneously. And the family phone line remains free. Wunderbar!
A few brief updates…

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Holy @#$! Amazing Stories, Vol. 7: The Psychological Immune System

Some emails just stop me in my tracks. This note, from author Gretchen Rubin, choked me up almost as much as Melissa’s story a while back. Why? Because this wasn’t even a patient writing about herself, but a family member who gets it in an extremely rare and insightful way.
Below, the email and Gretchen’s own post. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that we all could use a sister like this!
Hello Amy –…

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Notebook/Organizer for Type 2s Packs It All In

Promoters from North Hill Publishing recently sent me a unique new “book” to look at: “My Diabetes Organizer,” billed as “the essential planner and record-keeper for people with type 2 diabetes.” First impression: it’s very clean-lined and colorful and strikes me as the equivalent of the top-line Franklin Planner for people with diabetes.
It’s an 8.5×11-size spiral-bound notebook full of tabbed sections that clearly explain medications, meal planning, and all manner of “things to do”…

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Beating the Angst of Eating with Diabetes

Hope Warshaw is a leading expert on diabetes and nutrition, with nearly 25 years of expertise as a nutrition consultant, diabetes educator, spokesperson, and author. Her best-selling books published by the American Diabetes Association include: Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy; Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible; The Complete Guide to Carb Counting; and the Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating.
DiabetesMine.com (aka Yours Truly) recently caught up with Warshaw for a down-to-Earth chat about the “angst” experienced…

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