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Parenting with Diabetes, the Book

It’s down-to-earth practical and articulate as well! No surprise if you’re familiar with Kassie’s “Noncompliant” style.
But let me back up for a moment: I just recently finished reading the new release, “When You’re a Parent with Diabetes” by Kathryn Gregorio Palmer –- a Type 1 married to a Type 1, database developer, mother of two boys, and eloquent writer who started a diabetes blog last year. She’s also a former Barton Camp director, making…

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ADA Conference Faves

Amy’s picks from last week’s ADA Conference:
* Viagra marketing slogan: affirmative
(displayed complete with bold emphasis)
* Quilt for Life – the big exhibition on the National Mall in DC, which was a great success — and a helluva lotta work for organizer Jeff Hitchcock. Thank you, Jeff! (Ooh, also check the DiabetesMine quilt, and make my daughters proud.)
* On-site A1c testing by Metrika and Sanofi Aventis — although your correspondent was quite…

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Sunday Tweaks and Blooper

So my designer friend and I finally got around to addressing the visibility issue here on DiabetesMine.com: we’ve made the font in the sidebars bigger and easier to read, and altered the background color to look a little less mustardy and “cooler.” Whaddy’all think? Is it cooler? Are you still squinting over your glasses? Or can those diabetic eyes take it all in without a struggle now?
And speaking of edits, here’s a DIABETES HEADLINE…

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ADA Poster News: Glucose Meter Memories Fail the Help Test

One entire section of the ADA Conference Expo is set aside every year for hundreds of oversized research posters that companies and clinics use to summarize their latest research results. Not particularly decorative posters, but sheets from 3-by-4-feet all the way up to 4′x8′ packed with diagrams and numerical data. If you can stand to decipher them, they’re fascinating. Since I was on the hunt for accuracy data on new continuous glucose monitors, I ventured…

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Exubera “Bong” OK for Older Folks?

That is the question — despite the high-tech “Learning Center” with a live demonstrator and fancy large-screen video presentation of a guy happily inhaling his Exubera in a restaurant. Because for any PWD with an actual social life, Exubera inhaled insulin is looking like a bomb. As I told the reps at the ADA conference frankly, the science behind it IS revolutionary, and we PWDs are grateful for strides in alternative insulin delivery, of course!…

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