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Leaning Towards NO on Inhaler Study

It is with a mixture of disappointment and relief that I convey my latest thoughts on participation in the inhaled insulin study. I’m definitely leaning towards No. It wasn’t so much that a dear loved one looked me in the eye and said, “Why would you want to make yourself a gineau pig?”, or even that a family member who happens to be a doctor essentially advised, “Say no to experimental drug studies across the…

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Interviewed Again! Me Do Radio

It’s the wierdest thing to hear recordings of your own voice, isn’t it? A few weeks ago I was interviewed on Janis Roszlers’ weekly radio show, Jumpstart to Good Health, which airs in Florida live on WWNN radio 1470 am every Sunday from 4-6pm. I understand my bit will also be replayed on Christmas day (with a number of reruns since they’re not expecting any listeners .
The engineer finally got my audio feed up…

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Shameless Plug, and Why the OC Matters

So I struggled with my conscience for several days over whether to do the “vote for me” post. That is, nominations are in for the first annual Diabetes Blog Choice Awards — organized by our own energetic Allison Blass, thank you! — and I am moved to find I’m nominated in five different categories.
There is no money, and no tangible prizes involved. But simply being nominated so many times is just about the coolest…

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DexCom Rounding the Bend

I discovered DexCom when I attended the annual ADA conference back in June. They were displaying their exciting new tubeless conitinuous monitor (CGMS) product under a glass bubble, so you could look but not touch (no kidding!); since it is not yet FDA approved, the company is not allowed to actually let the public touch and feel the thing — display mode only!
The company is actually developing two promising products:
* a short-term continuous…

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Reality Check

After my last post, here’s something truly encouraging: I just found a cool Australian site for young adults with diabetes. The group is called “Reality Check.” They meet regularly, organize happenings, and share their personal stories online. These guys are putting it all out there! They make diabetes look like a social club someone might actually choose to join.
As far as I know, there’s nothing quite like this in America. Please comment and let…

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