LOW’s the Word: Contest Winners!

The results of our universal-code-word-for-hypoglycemia contest are in, and they are, well… LOW! Most people seem to agree that anything beyond those three little letters — or perhaps the word ‘GLUCOSE!’ — would just confuse the matter.
Before I get into it, let me just note what a bunch of cynics you all are! (Which is why I love you, of course)
Here’s a sampling of the type of grumpy disillusionment I’m talking about:
“Shouldn’t…

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Straight Talk on Diet from a Blog Authority

Anyone here read the Diet-Blog? I am normally VERY skeptical of web sites covering anything-diet, I must say, but this one is not only extremely popular, but quite level-headed as well. Lots and lots of valuable info on new foods, diet plans, fitness issues, lose-weight-fast scams, body image, diet pills, fast food, and more. In short, everything you could ever want to know about all that.
I caught up with editor Jim Foster recently for…

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Health 2.0: The Movement

Here’s the conference intro / wrap-up video on the recent Health 2.0 event in San Francisco. I am not posting this because I like to see myself on camera, believe you me. Because honestly, I think I look yucky on camera these days (you heard me — yucky! — pale with dark circles and all that).
But this short V-report from ICYou (the new “YouTube of Healthcare”) sums up the conference and the movement that…

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A Code Word for “Low” — Let’s Roll

Here’s an idea: how about some sort of universal code word we could all utter when we feel ourselves slipping into a dangerous blood sugar low (hypoglycemia)?
This idea was floated by some anonymous member of the audience in a question to keynote speaker Doug Burns at last week’s Santa Clara, CA, TCOYD conference. Doug is, of course, the reigning Mr. Natural Universe living with Type 1 diabetes since he was 7, and in the…

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More D-Gadget News You Can Use

Miscellaneous D-design news, in varying states of realization, if you will:
* The Luxura HD Insulin Pen from Eli Lilly — this one’s been around for a bit, but I haven’t gotten around to mentioning it. It’s as sleek as the Memoir Pen, but not quite as smart, missing the digital dosing memory. But the Luxura has one big advantage for little people: it delivers half units of insulin, making the only other pen choice…

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