Life with Diabetes

An Open Letter to Steve Jobs

Big news this week, Folks. Apple Inc. has sold its 100-Millionth iPod. Ah, those perfectly aesthetic little high-tech devices for enjoying your music, yes. Which gives me an idea… Why, oh why, do consumers everywhere get the most “insanely great” little MP3 player, while we whose lives depend on medical devices get the clunky stuff of yesteryear? It occured to me that this is never going to change unless we call on the Gods of…

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Java Fans: You Are What You Drink

Did anyone notice that the ADA (American Diabetes Association) is selling its very own brand of organic coffee called Grounds for A Cause?  Now this is interesting: name-brand coffee from my national advocacy organization.  Wow.
We’re always reading conflicting accounts of what caffeine does to your health: it may impair your metabolism and make your blood sugar go up, or it may actually prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes, or it may just irritate…

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