Miscellaneous

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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The Doctor is IN

Just a note to say that Dr. Bill Quick, a 30-year veteran endocrinologist himself, and editor of the excellent online resource DiabetesMonitor, has been diagnosed with diabetes! He came in with an A1c of 11.1 and initial BG of 293 (!)
He’s starting insulin and “checking zillions of BGs daily,” as chronicled on his blog. He’s also planning to see a new endocrinologist of his own very soon. Now there’s a twist! Can’t wait to…

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Seven Lucky Cities Get Medtronic Guardian RT Continuous Monitors

Medtronic Minimed’s Guardian RT continuous monitoring system is Hot, Hot, Hot! Some doctors have even called the company offering cash payouts just to get their hands on one, according to a company rep who spoke at a support group I attended a few days ago (I know, I know, but never say never!)
Approved by the FDA last month, Guardian RT is the first continuous glucose monitoring system on the market to display readings in…

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Ch-ch-ch-Changes

Seeing as I just hit my 6-month Blogiversary and 100th post (!), I decided it was time for a little freshening up here. So I’ve switched some things around, hopefully making it easier to search my site, i.e. the Google search window at left, under “Must-Reads.”
And I’ve also added a new photo, which is HUGE, I know, but it’s the one my family liked best. (See how those three-quarter-length sleeves cover up the BG…

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Technical Upgrade Complete

Hello Again — looks like the technical tweak was a success here! Which means:
All posts are now permalinked under the URL www.diabetesmine.com.
In case you had linked to the original Typepad URL, it is officially changed to http://amytenderich.typepad.com (WITHOUT THE UNDERSCORE in my name), so you’ll want to update, preferably to the main URL above.
Images are back, too, right? Now just let me know if anything looks weird. Thanks folks!…

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