Diabetes Art: The Real Thing

Last week I received an email from a certain David Mark Bradley, a Type 1 in Manhattan, who also happens to be an artist — the real thing — whose show called “Blood, Icons, Clouds: Living with Diabetes” is now running at the van der Plas Gallery in New York. Coincidentally, the ADA was a partial sponsor, and some of the proceeds of the opening event went to its NYC “Step Out To Fight Diabetes”…

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8-Month Checkup: Still Lovin’ It

Well it’s about 8 months, maybe almost 9, since I started pumping insulin using the tubeless Omnipod system. Many of you have sent queries wondering whether I’m still on it, and still happy? The answers are: yes and yes.
We all know there are no miracle cures. But I can honestly say that 1) pumping has changed my life, and 2) there’s no way I would be here right now, enjoying pumping, if it weren’t…

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What Ails Diabetes Education: A Call to Action

Last summer I attended the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO. I went there, as usual, to learn as much about the diabetes community and industry as I possibly can. I also went there armed with a writing assignment for Diabetes Health magazine. I thought I’d compose an article on “Educating the Educators,” all about how CDEs get trained to help us. So I started interviewing everyone who had…

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Test Strip Art

Back in the summer I was having a little fun bemoaning the trail of all those used test strips that seems to follow me everywhere I go. Well, a number of you got all over my case for not being more organized, by planting some strategic “TS repositories” around the house. So guess what? I took your advice. And here’s what’s come of it:
The Kitchen Repository:

The Upstairs Repository:

My 10-year-old’s Artistic Take on…

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Diabetes Technology Survey: Captain’s Log 11/15

A quick update on our grassroots YES ON DIABETES TECHNOLOGY survey/campaign. I’ve just learned that we have over 650 responses and counting.
Click on the image below to participate if you haven’t yet. It only takes about 4 minutes. Honest.

A huge Thank-You to all the bloggers who are helping to promote this excellent cause. Keep ‘em coming!…

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