Life with Diabetes

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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Submit Your ADA Questions Here

OK, folks, as I move into travel-prep mode for this week’s American Diabetes Association Conference and peruse my schedule, I am wondering how the heck to cover this sweeping event, whose sheer enormity made my head spin last year. On top of that, I’ve got a number of meetings planned that will keep me from attending a lot of the lecture sessions (even some that I really did want to hear!)
So here’s the Game…

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US Doctors and Patients “Not Connecting the Dots”

Reuters UK reports: Americans need more help managing diabetes.
The story, focusing mainly on Type 2 diabetes, suggests that “U.S. patients and doctors alike show a surprising level of ignorance about diabetes and are not doing nearly enough to manage the condition.”
This is particularly vexing news considering the other big D headline this week: “73 Million People in the U.S. Have Diabetes or Are At Risk.”
Don’t you love it when it takes a…

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“The Diabetes Song” and Other Must-See D-Video

Have you heard of YouTube.com? It’s a place to post homemade videos, and thus “broadcast yourself” to the world. Just for fun, I decided to find out if anyone was making videos on the disease at hand — and guess what? They are!
Search for the term “diabetes” on that site, and you get an array of quick-flicks ranging from irreverant parodies of Wilford Brimley for the Big D to child’s diagnosis in claymation.
Do…

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Downside to Crossing the Border

Many Latinos come to America for the promise of a better life. While they may gain new possessions and freedoms, recent reports also show that this new life has a downside: damaging their health. The American diet of carb-rich, fat-rich, supersized foods is not doing them any good; the rising instance of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes among the Latino population here is a growing cause of concern. And so many of them remain without…

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