OMG, The Card We Need!

You may remember my mention nearly a year ago of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute’s notion to create some diabetes etiquette cards that will help “others” understand what is and is not appropriate to say to us PWDs on the topic of our diabetes.
I’m happy to report that Dr. Polonsky and crew are in the process of delivering on this brilliant little idea!
Check it out:

Naturally, there was just a bit too much good…

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More Futuristic Diabetes Design

A Holiday Hello to you all! Today, a few additional forward-looking diabetes device designs that came my way this year, which I haven’t got around to posting yet.
Also, don’t forget to have a look at the 2007 Diabetes Year in Review here, just updated with new input from the Community — and add your two cents in the comments section.
* From design student Joe Urich at the California College of the Arts:
CheckIt…

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Happy Holidays :)

Deck the halls… and all that.

Don’t miss the diabetes Holiday carols for that special PWD in your life.

See y’all back here for more regular programming on the 26th.…

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Bayer Contour TS Test Strip Recall

A quick public service announcement — because it’s 10:40pm on a Saturday night and I have nothing better to do. Just kidding (sort of
Do you use Bayer Diabetes’ new Contour TS glucose meter? If so, check out this timely test strip recall announcement: “The company identified a manufacturing issue with test strips from specific lots that could result in blood glucose readings with a positive bias that is outside of our product specifications. Test…

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In Which I Contemplate the Details

For book club this month, I am reading a wonderfully bittersweet novel about a self-absorbed and neurotic young writer. The kind of story where the narrator shares the blow-by-blow of his existence: “I took a short nap at five, and then into the bath by 5:30 for drinks on the veranda at 6pm…”
And it occurs to me: think of all the tedious actions and mind-numbing activities involved if a diabetic were to write a…

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