Life with Diabetes

Looking Past Blood Sugar

Who is Gina Kolata? And as Bernard so kindly pointed out this morning, why didn’t she do her homework and at least mention our book, which had the scoop on the five other key factors that influence your health with diabetes long before she touted them in today’s New York Times? Ugh.
Good article otherwise, however. The point being that many doctors don’t explain clearly how to look after your health with diabetes beyond using…

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Januvia Smackdown

Get your ringside seats, Folks! A while back I posted about the Merck’s new Type 2 oral drug Januvia (What It Doesn’t Do), explaining how it apparently trumps competitors in terms of patient “tolerability.” No other post has ever generated such ongoing reader energy, both positive and negative. Nearly every day, several new commentors weigh in, duking it out the relative merits of Januvia.
Most everyone seems to agree that Januvia reduces appetite, which is…

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Charmr Update: People Are Talking

You could say we’ve spurred a national debate here with the patient-led push for improved diabetes technology. But the term “debate” implies argument, and happily, most people seem to agree that “more is more”: the more attention paid to developing better technology, the more often better technology will be developed.

Check out this blogosphere/media coverage of Adaptive Path’s answer to my call for cooler diabetes devices:
TechCrunch
CNet
Engadget
NPR’s Future Tense
MedGadget
JDRF Artificial…

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NEWS FLASH: SF Design Firm Unveils the Diabetes “Charmr”

While Apple is touting their new iLife, I’m positively tickled to announce that an alternate organization on the cutting edge of consumer design has taken up my challenge to Steve Jobs to develop a diabetes management device that blows our socks off. In terms of sleek design and unprecedented ease-of-use, that is.
The company is San Francisco-based design agency Adaptive Path, a small but creative powerhouse that’s accomplished some eye-popping redesigns for the likes of…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 16 — WANTED: Strength and Acceptance

A heartfelt welcome once again to the Diabetic Partner Follies, a sharing place for partners of people  with diabetes (PWDs). This week, we hear from Cheryl in Washington state, who’s had a long and happy marriage with her Type 1 husband. But the disease has certainly been frustrating, calling upon both partners to muster up almost more strength and acceptance than they thought possible. As I read this, I knew just what Cheryl meant. I…

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