Miscellaneous

ADA Product Roundup 2006

As you know, I’m focused on insulin-related gadgets and “life-changers.” Here’s a roundup of what’s (more or less) new and certainly exciting:
* DexCom Wireless Continuous Monitor – seemed a bit like the “coming out party” for the company’s first-ever wireless continuous glucose monitor. Seeing it up close and personal, I was more impressed than ever with the tiny sensor worn on the tummy. And Kelly was right, their marketing WAS incredible: a huge screen…

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Manna from Chocolate Heaven

I’m
not usually one to plug products. But every once in a while, something
comes along that is too fabulous to keep to yourself. This time, Kathy
Moskal, president of Vere Goods, wrote to me about her product after reading of
my diabetes/gluten-related chocolate
laments. She was kind enough to send me some samples, and I must say, I
feel like I’ve found Healthy Dark Chocolate Nirvana.
Vere
is a chocolate product that’s a natural…

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Your Medical History on a Stick

Thinking it over, my last post didn’t really do justice to those USB flash drives specially designed to let you carry your medical records with you. (In Germany they call them “Sticks,” while a cell phone is called a “Handy” … pragmatic language)
Considering that we PWDs are constantly told to carry our full medical records along with us when we travel, the idea of putting it all on a tiny little stick is actually…

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Holy @#$! Amazing Stories, Vol. 6: Super Diabetic Dude

This is, like, straight out of the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, what? (a Book Club fav of mine). If you like superheroes, or just real-life diabetes heroes, read this:

Hi Amy,

My name is Chris Cracolice I am 49 years old and have had diabetes for 45
of those years. I remember growing up with diabetes and how it not only affected
me physically but mentally as well.
One of the most vivid…

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Holy @#$! Amazing Stories, Vol. 5: Gastric Bypass Surgery No Help for Diabetes

Last week at that diabetes group (the one where I gave the blog talk) I also met a woman who wouldn’t stop talking about her gastric bypass surgery — a whole new realm of diabetes concerns for someone like me. The more I listened, the more I shared her frustration and disappointment. It seems this is a classic case of being medically misled -– in terms of confusing weight loss with a diabetes cure —…

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