Life with Diabetes

Stand Up for Yourself

Here it is, Folks: the link to our grassroots survey about why we, the patients, believe that diabetes technology matters. Click HERE or on the hot-linked image below.

Thanks to Kelly Close of Close Concerns for putting this together, and Jeff Hitchcock of CWD for his support. I’d like to clarify that the aim here is NOT to knock Kahn or the ADA, but simply to give the patient community a chance to stand behind…

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On D-Blog Day, Recentering

Well hello there, it’s me. I’ve been busy reporting a lot of news lately, which has been immensely stimulating, to say the least. But today, on the occasion of the 3rd Annual D-Blog Day, I’d like to take a moment to reflect and recenter. Why do diabetes blogs matter? What was the reason that I started this I started this blog in the first place?
Ah yes, in small part because I do not know…

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ADA’s Kahn Responds. Speaking for Whom?

I’ve received an email reply from Richard Kahn, Chief Scientific Officer of the American Diabetes Association, whose seemingly anti-diabetes-technology comments at a recent conference have created quite a storm.
He encouraged me to post his email, and thus I do so here, unabridged:
“I’ve looked at your web-site, and certainly part of the answer to your question is that your own biased and inflammatory reporting contributes greatly to the mis-perceptions surrounding my talk. For the…

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ADA’s Richard Kahn Drops a Bomb

About 10 days ago, the annual meeting of the Diabetes Technology Society took place right here in my SF Bay Area neighborhood. Over 800 scientists, engineers, and doctors from government, industry, academia, and clinical practice gathered for this annual consortium on what’s new in everything from non-invasive glucose monitoring to nanotechnology to the artificial pancreas project.
Just as last year, I had hoped to cover this event live, but was put off by the exorbitant…

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Type 1 vs. Type 2 and Other Diabetes Confusion

When the Powers That Be established National Diabetes Awareness Month, I’m guessing they had the millions of at-risk and yet-undiagnosed Type 2s in this country in mind. That’s an estimated 6.2 million people in the latter category alone. And then of course, there’s the public at large: How aware are they of truth vs. myth about this pervasive disease? For a condition that effects 7% of the American population, it’s just astonishing how much misinformation…

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