Life with Diabetes

Thou Shalt Not Mess with Me

This is the 11th Commandment, is it not? Especially when you have diabetes and are dropping below 50 fast and just spent your last dime but need something sugary RIGHT NOW. Know what I mean?
On my way home from the ADA Conference last week, I had my first-ever experience of being diabetically unprepared and forced to “rely on the kindness of strangers” — which was not forthcoming. I was so humiliated I swore I’d…

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Parenting with Diabetes, the Book

It’s down-to-earth practical and articulate as well! No surprise if you’re familiar with Kassie’s “Noncompliant” style.
But let me back up for a moment: I just recently finished reading the new release, “When You’re a Parent with Diabetes” by Kathryn Gregorio Palmer –- a Type 1 married to a Type 1, database developer, mother of two boys, and eloquent writer who started a diabetes blog last year. She’s also a former Barton Camp director, making…

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Sunday Tweaks and Blooper

So my designer friend and I finally got around to addressing the visibility issue here on DiabetesMine.com: we’ve made the font in the sidebars bigger and easier to read, and altered the background color to look a little less mustardy and “cooler.” Whaddy’all think? Is it cooler? Are you still squinting over your glasses? Or can those diabetic eyes take it all in without a struggle now?
And speaking of edits, here’s a DIABETES HEADLINE…

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ADA Poster News: Glucose Meter Memories Fail the Help Test

One entire section of the ADA Conference Expo is set aside every year for hundreds of oversized research posters that companies and clinics use to summarize their latest research results. Not particularly decorative posters, but sheets from 3-by-4-feet all the way up to 4′x8′ packed with diagrams and numerical data. If you can stand to decipher them, they’re fascinating. Since I was on the hunt for accuracy data on new continuous glucose monitors, I ventured…

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Insulin in a Pill?

Why don’t we have insulin in
a pill? Because the stomach digests it
before it gets into the bloodstream. Pharmaceutical companies have long been working to overcome this
barrier, but until now, the little bit that made it into the bloodstream was
insufficient to make a difference. Until
now… maybe, hopefully! Clinical trial
results on a new insulin pill called Intesulin
have just been released showing that it is 60-70% as effective as injected
insulin.…

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