ADA Expo Recap

Saturday Feb. 2 was our “local” ADA Expo event here in Santa Clara, CA. I’ve been remiss not to mention that I was invited to take part in a very cool panel discussion on Trends in Diabetes, moderated by our own fave D-industry consultant Kelly Close.
As Kelly mentions, I was in excellent company with three other panel participants: Scott King, editor of Diabetes Health magazine; Dr. Karen Earle, head of the Adult Diabetes Center…

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Grand Rounds, Vol. 4, No. 20: The Health 2.0 Explosion

Happy Super Tuesday! Whether or not you live in one of the 24 states that cast their votes today, you probably agree that healthcare will be one of the major opportunities –- and major challenges -– for the next White House. Now for the first time in history, policy makers are facing a more outspoken, more organized medical and patient constituency than ever, due to the emergence of social media on the Internet, aka Health…

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“Catalyst to Better Diabetes Care Act of 2007″

How is it that 2007 has come and gone, and we, the Diabetes Community, have hardly heard a thing about this major piece of proposed legislation to “combat diabetes”? Or was it just me who had her head stuck in the sand?
Anyway I’ve been digging around for the last week or so, and have gathered all the info I could find on this sweeping bill, which is backed by a bi-partisan group of legislators…

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A Site for Us D-Gals

Speaking of the myriad new social networking sites popping up for us PWDs — like ‘em or not — I just discovered a new place for women with diabetes to “get support, get motivated, and get informed,” not to mention go shopping. It’s called DiabetesSisters.com, founded by Brandy Barnes of Hickory, North Carolina, a 32-year-old mom who’s had Type 1 for 18 years.

In brief, the site offers:

Blogs from women with Type 1 Diabetes,…

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Testing 1, 2, 3

Not to leave you all hanging: after my latest bout of unexplained high blood sugars (S.U.S.), I was determined to make my actions count. In fact I was lying in bed awake night after night with a fierce determination to do something — other than “correct” all day long and write pissy posts about it
Was it my insulin-to-carb ratio that had gone off, or was it just that my basal settings were no longer…

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