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Learning Lots… and My Day with Mother Love

*Reporting live from the annual ADA Conference in San Diego*
Due to some official scheduling changes and my own fickle interests, Day 1 turned out quite a bit different than planned. This morning I sat in on a session about how healthcare providers can use the National Diabetes Education Program to help their patients improve BG control. This was particularly interesting since the audience was mostly doctors and educators, and the slant was “how to…

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Comments are Open: Try It You’ll Like It

The Typepad people assure me that the problems with posting comments here are all cleared up. Hooray! Now’s your chance to speak up. Remember, no need to be profound: just chime right in!
One of my more shy readers (who worries he’s “not blogworthy” — pisha!) has emailed me with a long list of interesting feedback on recent posts. With just a little arm-twisting, I got him to agree to let me post it. So…

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Words AND Images

Some of you may have noticed that I have mastered the skill of posting both words and images here on my blog. What an Internet Wizardess I’ve become! Yet another enhancement for which I can thank the diabetes! In any case, I had a rough day yesterday — involving battery acid on my favorite jeans! and lots of small children covered head-to-toe in homemade “schlud” (schloppy mud, they tell me), and some of those kids…

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dLife on Sex and Scallops

I wanted to mention that we finally caught the dLife show this past Sunday afternoon (usually a challenging time for us to get in front of the TV). It wasn’t half bad! I was pretty down on the premiere, I admit, but this episode was more lively and interesting by far.
They talked openly about sex (which will liven up any show!), and emphasized the importance of partner communication when it comes to diabetic “issues”…

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Diabetic Cyclists “Strive for 6.5”

Now THIS is a cool way to deal with your diabetes and help others at the same time. Check out TEAM TYPE 1. Phil Southerland and Joe Elridge are college students in Georgia who are into competitive cycling. Both have had diabetes since they were kids (Phil since 7 mos old, Joe since 10 yrs old). Both are active in the pursuit of a cure. Their motto is: “We do not want to live with…

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