Miscellaneous

Holy @#$! Amazing Stories, Vol. 2: Capt. Kirk

Meet Kirk Slusher, aka “Capt. Kirk,” who’s been writing to me REGULARLY for at least 6 months in response to my posts (xxxooo!) Slowly he’s been telling me his D-story, which he’s agreed to let me highlight here.
48 years with Type 1 and going strong! No complications, and the most admirable can-do attitude you’ll ever find. Kirk is VP of Sales and Marketing for a medical equipment company, a father, and an all-around active…

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Sidekick & Amigo

I just discovered two new-ish diabetes products with cutsey names: Sidekick and Amigo (unrelated). Heh — the branding experts sure get it that we PWDs have an intimate relationship with our D-gadgets. Here are the details:
SIDEKICK from Home Diagnostics, Inc., is a compact little BG meter built right into the test strip vial. It’s apparently the smallest blood glucose testing system on the market. It’s available at drug stores everywhere, and very convenient for…

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Sidekick & Amigo

I just discovered two new-ish diabetes products with cutsey names: Sidekick and Amigo (unrelated). Heh — the branding experts sure get it that we PWDs have an intimate relationship with our D-gadgets. Here are the details:
SIDEKICK from Home Diagnostics, Inc., is a compact little BG meter built right into the test strip vial. It’s apparently the smallest blood glucose testing system on the market. It’s available at drug stores everywhere, and very convenient for…

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Holy @#$! Amazing Stories, Vol. 1

I got this email a few days ago that knocked my socks off. It is one of those eye-popping examples of the killer diabetes experiences many of us have lived through or heard about. I just now received permission to post it anonymously — in its entirety — which the author says would be very cathartic. Talk about your “Something Clicked” experiences! Here goes:

Amy,
I wanted to take a moment to thank
you from…

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Close Encounter: an OmniPod User

Tuesday night I had drinks with a very smart diabetes-savvy lady named Kelly Close. Kelly runs her own consultancy, CloseConcerns, that conducts diabetes and obesity research for a number of top-notch firms. Naturally, she is very well-connected in the Diabetes Community. She also recently started a blog on her website with updates on industry news. (Click Weblog in the left-had nav bar).
I learned so much! (and the wine was great…)
Kelly’s group evaluates all…

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