Life with Diabetes

World Diabetes Day Agenda Grows, and Grows…

Hey, it’s November, National Diabetes Month! And the countdown ticks: just two more weeks until the first-ever UN sanctioned World Diabetes Day is slated to light up New York City, literally, with the illumination of the Empire State Building in diabetes-awareness blue on Nov. 14. See an official list of events around the country and around the world HERE.

Lots of people with diabetes still don’t even know about this monumental awareness campaign, so be…

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Blood. Money. Diabetes. Baby.

A little Monday Madness. Come on, sing along! You know the tune.
Working so hard every night and day
And never see the pay back
Trying so hard saving up the paper
Can we ever lay back?

Low-carb kisses hold me in your lap of luxury
I only want to fly first class, my pump’s my limousine
So elegant the way we test, our jabs just multiply
There’s a non-invasive dream in the sky
Look…

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The Little Diabetes Book for YOU

As you can see, this compact new 250-page volume by Michael A. Weiss and Martha M. Funnell is actually called, “The Little Diabetes Book YOU Need to Read.” How’s that for making your book sound indispensable?
Mike is a former chair of the American Diabetes Association who’s been living with Type 1 diabetes for over 23 years. Marti (Martha) is registered nurse and prominent certified diabetes educator (CDE), who’s made quite a name for herself…

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Oprah Endorses… the Thyroid

Oprah’s got a new pet project: thyroid disease.
Yup. Early last week, Oprah showcased her own “wake-up call for women” in learning that her sleep disorders and weight gain were in fact symptoms of a defective thyroid, that butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that is “widely viewed as a euphemism for being fat.” Thyroid disorders are extremely common in people with diabetes, especially women.
Some might say it’s about time: Would you believe that the…

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Exubera Goes Phhhttt… What Now?

So I really don’t need to say “I told you so” on the whole Exubera flop business. It was just so darn obvious.
I don’t know if anybody noticed, but the Indy Star article (local newspaper for both the affected Pfizer plant and competitor Eli Lilly) actually quotes me, saying “It’s not just about the funny looks you might get… This is something you need to carry everywhere, to every bathroom, every bedroom, every time…

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