Life with Diabetes

In All Its Glory

Ah, what a night in San Francisco! Wind-still, fresh, and diabetes-awareness clear blue sky as far as the eye could see.
I’m just back home from the lighting of Coit Tower here in the City for World Diabetes Day. And she was a beauty:

Also, the official proclamation:

And a peek at us organizers — Kelly Close and myself in the middle (me in blue , surrounded by folks from the Bay Area chapter of…

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Lighting Up San Francisco!

I’m very excited to announce that tomorrow afternoon, DiabetesMine will be co-sponsoring a World Diabetes Day event in San Francisco — we’ll be lighting up Coit Tower in blue!
Thanks again to Kelly Close of Close Concerns for making this happen. This will be the only “iconic building” lit up in San Francisco, and this due directly to her team’s hard work.

For those of you not familiar with our fair city, Coit Tower is…

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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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