Life with Diabetes

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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AADE in Pictures

I’m a lousy on-site photographer, but I must admit, some stuff’s just better seen than read.
Darn! I missed this session. Thought I might sit in the back hacking profusely

That’s dLife CEO Howard Steinberg and TeamType1 Captain Phil Southerland schmoozing in the dLife booth.

Makin’ friends…

TeamType1′s lone woman, Monique Hanley from Melbourne, Australia. You go, Girl!

Some unexpected products…

High hopes…

… and the most unpopular booth at the show …

(which no…

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AADE Meter News: No Coding (+ Anticipating Navigator)

The theme among glucose meter vendors at this year’s AADE Expo was clear: all the banners read “no coding.” Wow, you mean like I don’t have to worry about syncing up the code number on the monitor and the test strip vial every time I start a new batch? Neat.
Not that matching up the codes is such a big problem for most of us “plugged-in” types. But I understand a lot of people who…

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AADE: Huckabee and The Ladies of Diabetes

Thank God for air conditioning, or there’s just no way the throngs of diabetes educators in St. Louis this week (at the AADE’s annual conference) would stand a chance to learn a thing. But as it is, “the ladies of diabetes” have taken over the America’s Convention Center, complete with pasted-over Men’s Room signs and discreet black curtains covering the urinals. Honestly, this event’s at least 90% women.
But onto the news, and there is…

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