AmyT

Blog Syndication, Ethics, and All That Jazz

– Announcements, Announcements, Announcements –
* First, an update on the blog plagiarism situation. The idiots at that wholly unethical site are still stealing my stuff, but are now under official investigation by the Google AdSense team, so at least there’s a chance their revenue stream will be cut off soon. Want to know how stupid they are? They even lifted my posts complaining about their blog plagiarism. I think it’s an automated content swiping…

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DexCom Dispatch: Thank Heaven for Tankinis

I’ve had the dubious good fortune of obtaining my DexCom in the middle of summer, so I’ve been sporting my little black box at the pool a lot. I was so disappointed at having to bypass the bikini collection and drag out that single one-piece swimsuit I own, usually reserved for ‘Mommy and Me’ swim class. But last week I suddenly remembered that I actually own a Tankini! Wore it the next day and it…

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Blue Cross/Blue Shield Surprises

I’ve never paid that much attention to Health Plan marketing, until a few days ago when a few surprises from Blue Cross/Blue Shield kind of hit me upside the head.
First, a few mornings ago at the gym (of all places), I caught a TV spot from Blue Cross, urging uninsured folks to sign up for their independent medical coverage — “which will cost you just a few dollars a day — about what you’d…

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Update: MiniMed’s Stand-Alone Guardian CGM Approved by the FDA

Ah, the rumor has panned out! I read just now that Medtronic has indeed secured FDA approval for its stand-alone Guardian RT continuous glucose sensor. This is the sensor/transmitter portion of the MiniMed Paradigm system — the Guardian combined with the company’s 522/722 pump — that has been shipping as a combo unit since June 19.
A few details, per diabetes consultancy Close Concerns:
* This wireless Guardian sensor won’t be available to patients till…

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