StripSafely is the ultimate grassroots patient advocacy initiative. Basically, some leaders in the diabetes community got together, created a logo and website, and started shouting from the social media rooftops about a letter-writing campaign calling on authorities to crack down on the accuracy of glucose test strips. In particular, the call is for better “post-market inspection of the accuracy expected” in order to ensure our safety, especially when making insulin dosing decisions based on test…Read more »
Traveling with diabetes can be a daunting task for even the most experienced PWDs (persons with diabetes).
Did I pack enough needles? Is my insulin safe? Got backup prescriptions just in case? Are there doctors where I’m going who’ll accept my insurance if need be?
Yup, traveling to an unfamiliar country can be especially challenging with diabetes…
Today, we’re happy to introduce Stephanie Bradford from central Pennsylvania, a freelance writer and marketing consultant who’s been…Read more »
If you ever lock your keys in the car, old diabetes supplies could be the key to getting the doors unlocked.
That was almost the case for me the other day, when I found myself “MacGyvering” my boxed-up supply of former glucose meters to get inside the locked SUV running its engine in my driveway (yikes!).
For those who don’t know what “MacGyvering” is, it’s the street lingo for tinkering with an item to make…
What made the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) in Philadelphia last week an extra special experience this year? Social media did, of course! That’s because for the first time ever, members of the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) attended en force, and a special broadcast of the weekly DSMA Live radio show was hosted live from a packed room of about 50 people at the downtown Philly Marriott, where attending bloggers…Read more »
You may remember the big headlines two years ago when PWD tech expert Jay Radcliffe gave a presentation at a hacker’s conference detailing what he perceived to be a real cybersecurity threat for medical devices. The media gobbled up the juicy story about he was able to tamper with his own Medtronic insulin pump — though most level heads within the Diabetes Community saw this as mostly a publicity stunt and not a practical concern,…Read more »