HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!!
At the close of last year, we asked the top diabetes advocacy organizations and communities to share what they felt they'd accomplished in 2011, and what kinds of plans / goals / strategies they had in mind for 2012?
It only makes sense that we return to them this year with the same question: did they meet their own expectations for 2012? And what do they envision for continuing to help…
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!!
Well, we all made through another year!
Surprised we got through this one? Especially with that purported Mayan prediction about the world ending on Dec. 21, 2012? Well, we're still here! Predictions of doom were apparently exaggerated... Perhaps the premonitions were of something "magical" that was supposed to happen, so we were crossing our fingers for a cure being discovered or the FDA approving the best-ever fantasy diabetes device... or somesuch.
But short of that…
The holiday season can be an especially difficult time for those who don't have the comforts of a permanent address and are forced to live on the streets. Toss a health condition like diabetes into the mix, and life can get pretty unbearable.
We'd heard that some homeless shelters and clinics were making special efforts to help homeless folks get a handle on their health, and we wondered what exactly could be done. Our correspondent…
Pump site rotation has long been an issue for me, and it's a common one for many PWDs (people with diabetes) that can cause all kinds of craziness when it comes to scar tissue, insulin absorption, and erratic blood sugar levels.
A pumper for 11+ years now (not counting my current pump hiatus), I've tried a variety of options -- keeping notes of site rotation in my logbook, on a whiteboard calendar, sticky pad notes…Read more »
The diabetes community has long been calling for cheaper, generic glucose test strips that would ideally work with a variety of meter brands. Dream on, right?
In fact, some companies out there are making excellent headway in the “generic” category, despite being under siege by "the big guys."
One of those is a small Southern California-based company called Pharma Tech Solutions that’s looking to enter the market with a product it's eager to distribute called…