Life with Diabetes

Rocking the D-World

Gracing the cover of this month’s Diabetes Forecast magazine: rocker Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison. Actually, he and his ‘betes have been all over the media lately. Nice to know that even oversexed rock-stars living in the fast lane can really keep a handle on their BG control, ay?
I mean, this guy went out with Pamela Anderson, for God’s sake. (Weelll… they probably stayed in more than they went out). His über-trashy new…

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This Just In…

OMG, I usually don’t bother passing along every tidbit submitted to Google News syndication, but here are some very noteworthy headlines off the wire today:
Two Presidential Candidates Announce Plans to Cure Diabetes
Wired News
Senator Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut) and former Governor Bill Richardson (D-New Mexico) both indicated that they wanted to cure diabetes during Monday night’s debate. Bold proposals, but the debate format prevented them from detailing their paths toward this goal…
Quotable: “Senator…

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OP FAQ — Strictly Personal

My Inbox continues to overflow with questions about the tube-free OmniPod insulin delivery system, which I’ve had the privilege of using for the last 5 months. So I figured I’d be economical about it and compile the answers here for public consumption:
Amy’s OmniPod FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) — A Strictly Personal Viewpoint:
Now that you’ve had several month’s experience with the Pod, how are you liking it?
Me loves it. I can’t tell you…

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Don’t Give Up

So the weirdest thing happened late last week: the worst and most stubborn blood glucose SUS (Sudden Unexplained Surge) I’ve ever had, and for two whole days, I was just hopping mad. Felt like my head would explode.
Essentially, I just woke up one fine morning at a praiseworthy 96, but then shot up to 270 after breakfast. Despite numerous corrections and even raising my basal rate by 25%, I hovered between 200 and 280…

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“The Dumbest Idea Ever”

Remember that little discussion about abandoning the established A1c for a new Average Glucose (AG) measurement? Well, guess what? This is pretty much the “dumbest idea ever floated” in diabetes, according to my favorite irreverent industry expert, David Kliff of Diabetic Investor.
Indeed, the ADA and a number of other powerful health organizations — the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) —…

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