Life with Diabetes

Live from the Biggest Event in Diabetes, 2006

Reader Alert: Visit ADA Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, Dr. Richard Kahn’s blog, for drug industry news and “official” coverage of the conference presentations. For the uncensored and totally unofficial scoop, read on. (Plus note that I didn’t get this posted last night due to a snafu with the Internet connection at my @#$! hotel, which never happens to Mr. Kahn, I’m sure)
Wash, DC, June 9, 2006 — So here I am among the…

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Notes from the Airplane

In the nine years since becoming a mother, this is perhaps the third time I have boarded an airplane alone. Strange sensations: freedom (!), a sense of consummate neatness, and a nagging notion of having forgotten not something, but everything of any consequence that a mommy like me ought to have along. Slow release…
Spending the trip with David Foster Wallace (noticeable to fans?). Reading about America’s (in particular) captivation with Top Athletes: “they fascinate…

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Pre-Travel Notes, Post-Mortem

Sitting in the hair salon a day before my trip, listening to a rousing round of American Idol trivia/chatter:
“So many of ‘em were a bunch of geeks, but boy, could some of those geeks sing!”
“Yeah, like Elliott (Yamin). When I first saw that guy, I thought, ‘Come on, you’re kidding me!’ But he turned out really good – and he was so cute with his Mom.”
(Me, unable to resist): “Yeah, you know…

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Test Strip Woes

You all have no idea how much I appreciate Scott’s obsession with test strips. I revel in it.
Every 2.85 months, I have my own obsession going with these most-expensive-and-essential of diabetes supplies: my mail order service won’t renew until I’m down to my last 6 strips. Literally, they take the 10-per-day count so seriously that they won’t process my order until I’ve got enough for, hmmm, one day if I’m lucky not to get…

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Glucoband Prototype A’Comin

As far as ADA news goes, a few of you already asked me about progress on the Glucoband, a non-invasive armband-style continuous monitor being developed by Calisto Medical (i.e. sort of a Glucowatch redux but better). Well, it seems the company has already “released some positive pre-clinical results,” meaning early testing went well. And they’ll be introducing a new prototype at the ADA Conference this coming weekend, Medgadget reports.
I can’t wait to have a…

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