Life with Diabetes

Leaning Towards NO on Inhaler Study

It is with a mixture of disappointment and relief that I convey my latest thoughts on participation in the inhaled insulin study. I’m definitely leaning towards No. It wasn’t so much that a dear loved one looked me in the eye and said, “Why would you want to make yourself a gineau pig?”, or even that a family member who happens to be a doctor essentially advised, “Say no to experimental drug studies across the…

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Interviewed Again! Me Do Radio

It’s the wierdest thing to hear recordings of your own voice, isn’t it? A few weeks ago I was interviewed on Janis Roszlers’ weekly radio show, Jumpstart to Good Health, which airs in Florida live on WWNN radio 1470 am every Sunday from 4-6pm. I understand my bit will also be replayed on Christmas day (with a number of reruns since they’re not expecting any listeners .
The engineer finally got my audio feed up…

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Reality Check

After my last post, here’s something truly encouraging: I just found a cool Australian site for young adults with diabetes. The group is called “Reality Check.” They meet regularly, organize happenings, and share their personal stories online. These guys are putting it all out there! They make diabetes look like a social club someone might actually choose to join.
As far as I know, there’s nothing quite like this in America. Please comment and let…

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The Unfortunate Family of Unwanted Surgery: It’s a Tragic Story…

This post title is the answer I got upon foolishly inquiring what my 8-year old and her friend were actually doing stuffing those popped and withered balloons with cotton, patching them with duct tape, and then drawing gnarled faces on each with a permanent marker. The result was reminiscient of the shrunken apple heads we made as kids, but more morose — and with a much longer shelf life (plastic doesn’t grow).
“We’re making the…

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And the Public… Disagrees

What was it they say? “Two diabetics, three opinions.” (or was that about another group?)
Anyway, no surprise to see the wildly different reactions and advice I got on my last post about my inhaled insulin dilemma. Answers ranged from “No, I wouldn’t participate” to “this sounds so cool!” to “what the heck?”
I’m still mulling it over, for all the listed reasons. Essentially, it’s fear vs. excitement at the prospect of needle-free diabetes care.…

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