A Bit of “Grinchiness”

Dear Birdie over at Aiming for Grace has unwittingly coined a new term: “grinchiness.” Here it is still early December and she’s dreading the Holidays — “feeling a low grade tension and resentment and grinchiness about the weeks of treats and temptation ahead.”
Birdie explains that she’s “kind of hating the fact that the impending holidays are all about sweets and food and sugary excess. I get the traditions and the cultural reasons why we…

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A Cornucopia of Patient Sites

There are so many new and colorfully wrapped health/patient web sites popping up all over the Net that I’m feeling positively showered. It’s almost like Christmas! (or a very bountiful Hanukkah, depending on your perspective, of course
I’m going to share a quick overview of the latest Health 2.0 sites that have come my way lately, in no particular order. I’m sure there are many more to be unwrapped, so feel free to post a…

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Happy Hanukkah!

In a few hours, the sun will go down here on the West Coast, and we’ll begin our eight-night Festival of Lights. (For the Gentiles in the audience, this darn holiday is all over the secular map, because it falls on the 25th day of the month of Kislev, in an ancient Jewish calendar that was never “standardized” with a leap year correction). So here it is, Dec. 4, and we’ve managed to rip down…

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Diabetes Technology Survey: Captain’s Log 12/4

Our grassroots survey/petition in support of diabetes technology is going strong! At last count, there were close to 1,900 respondents, with more coming in daily. Close Concerns reports that they’re even working directly with the JDRF to send the link out to all their constituents, which is extremely good news. Because no one’s life has been affected more by new diabetes treatment technology than diagnosed children and their families — with us LADA types taking…

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