Blood. Money. Diabetes. Baby.

A little Monday Madness. Come on, sing along! You know the tune.
Working so hard every night and day
And never see the pay back
Trying so hard saving up the paper
Can we ever lay back?

Low-carb kisses hold me in your lap of luxury
I only want to fly first class, my pump’s my limousine
So elegant the way we test, our jabs just multiply
There’s a non-invasive dream in the sky
Look…

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Whatever Happened to…?

One drawback of blogging is that we tend to get all fired up about a topic, and then drop it like a hot potato. I’ve been posting here at DiabetesMine.com for three years now, and some great stuff has gotten buried in the process. So here’s the first edition of my new series called “Whatever Happened to…?” in which I’m planning to periodically revisit some people, products, and opinions of posts-past.
From the Diabetes Partner…

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Top Secret? Promising New Insulin Pill

I had the most absurdly frustrating phone briefing yesterday with a company developing a very promising new technology for delivering insulin in an oral gel cap: Oramed Pharmaceuticals based in Jerusalem, Israel. Oddly, I was contacted by their PR/Investor Relations firm with the express purpose of “getting the word out to the public,” but trying to pry any of the key details out of their execs felt a bit like talking to the Israeli Secret…

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The Little Diabetes Book for YOU

As you can see, this compact new 250-page volume by Michael A. Weiss and Martha M. Funnell is actually called, “The Little Diabetes Book YOU Need to Read.” How’s that for making your book sound indispensable?
Mike is a former chair of the American Diabetes Association who’s been living with Type 1 diabetes for over 23 years. Marti (Martha) is registered nurse and prominent certified diabetes educator (CDE), who’s made quite a name for herself…

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Oprah Endorses… the Thyroid

Oprah’s got a new pet project: thyroid disease.
Yup. Early last week, Oprah showcased her own “wake-up call for women” in learning that her sleep disorders and weight gain were in fact symptoms of a defective thyroid, that butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that is “widely viewed as a euphemism for being fat.” Thyroid disorders are extremely common in people with diabetes, especially women.
Some might say it’s about time: Would you believe that the…

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