Life with Diabetes

Do-It-Yourself DNA Decoding in a Kit

This is sooo the do-it-yourself era, no? Everything from sports cars to portable green houses now come in easy step-by-step DIY kits. So why not a kit for decoding your DNA?
Well, it’s here. Cellf do-it-yourself genetic test kits are the first over-the-counter products for investigating your own health conditions. They use DNA analysis to recommend diet and lifestyle changes.
The products are “comprehensive all-in-one kits” that test for specific conditions, including bone health, heart…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 4: Full Frontal Sharing

Pull up a chair, folks, for Act 4 of The Diabetic Partner Follies: the unique forum for partners of diabetics to share what it’s like living with us PWDs (people with diabetes).
Let me first take a moment to remind you that submissions are welcome, no matter what you want to say. Snippets are just as good as long posts, mind you. How about the “partner quote of the day”? Got something to add here?…

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New Combo Drugs: The One for Two Deal

You may have also read that last week the FDA approved another new “combination drug” called Avandamet (from GlaxoSmithKline) as a “first-line treatment” for Type 2 diabetes. And you may have wondered, like I always do at these Big Pharma Announcements, what the heck this means.
What’s up with these combo pills for diabetes, anyway? Why stick Avandia and metformin into a single pill — other than the obvious convenience of not having to swallow…

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Hot and Gorgeous (and Well-Funded)

In San Francisco, that is. HOT, HOT, HOT! (which is not good news for everyone, it seems). We had to abandon the house for the beach all weekend, which was a bit of a challenge with my DexCom belly. I braved a bikini one day, and lay there covering my Dex with a pair of crumpled shorts. Still glad I have it, though. Had some serious BG swings in this weather.
Anyhoo, another reason to…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 3: Hypo “Murder” in New Zealand

Welcome again to The Diabetic Partner Follies, the weekly revue where partners of people with diabetes share the view from their side of the glucose meter. They’re helping us understand that it can be far from easy living with a PWD (person with diabetes). And hopefully, “The Follies” gives them a place to connect and learn from each other, too.Remember that submissions are welcome: no entry too short, sarcastic or insignificant! Email me if you’d…

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