Leavin’ On a Jet Plane

The diabetes industry is busy gearing up for the big event of the summer, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) annual conference, taking place this year in Los Angeles next week. I’m getting lots of emails about potential meetings at this event. And wouldn’t you know it? I’m not going down this summer, ’cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane tomorrow(!) for that annual sojourn to Germany.
The AADE event is, once again, jam-packed…

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Now THIS is Useful

OK, you’ve heard it before. But a picture is worth a thousand words, no? It was actually the DexCom sales rep who gave me this slide. Take a good, long look. Try to memorize it. Try to think on it when you open the fridge. In fact, paste it on your fridge! If you have diabetes, no image was ever more worthy of that honor.

Learn it.
Live by it.
Like it. (Or if that’s…

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Do-It-Yourself DNA Decoding in a Kit

This is sooo the do-it-yourself era, no? Everything from sports cars to portable green houses now come in easy step-by-step DIY kits. So why not a kit for decoding your DNA?
Well, it’s here. Cellf do-it-yourself genetic test kits are the first over-the-counter products for investigating your own health conditions. They use DNA analysis to recommend diet and lifestyle changes.
The products are “comprehensive all-in-one kits” that test for specific conditions, including bone health, heart…

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A Chat with the “Everything Blogging” Author

Today, a chat with an authority on my other obsession, blogging. Communications expert and author Aliza Sherman, who hosts more than half a dozen blogs (!) on topics ranging from doggie products to filmmaking to food, has just completed “The Everything Blogging Book” all about the why, when, where and how of blogging. As part of her virtual book tour, Aliza was kind enough to stop by at to fill us D-enthusiasts in on…

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Confession time here: I am borderline innumerate. Meaning even though I made it through high school calculus with a (barely) B-, I am very bad with numbers. Which is very bad for diabetes management. But that’s a whole other story.
What I’m getting at today is that I hadn’t actually done the math on my beloved new continuous glucose monitor (CGM) until now, and attempting to add up my costs thus far, I do not…

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