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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Institutionalizing Frustration

If there’s anyone out there living with diabetes who does NOT find it frustrating, send me an email. I’d like to hear your secret. For the rest of us, living with it just got that much harder through a yet another “standardized guideline” announced by the IDF (International Diabetes Foundation) last week.
“The new IDF Guideline recommends that people with diabetes try to keep post-meal blood glucose levels to less than 7.8 mmol/l (140 mg/dl)…

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Look Who’s Blogging

Two new blogs you’ll want to know about:
* The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has launched a blog (!) at its new Side by Side website. The co-authors are three bubbly CDEs: Barbara Walz, from San Antonio, Texas; Molly Rodriguez, also from Texas, grandmother of four; and Sharlene Emerson, of Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
Happy to see that I’m on the blogroll, along with the Diabetes OC site and a handful of our other…

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And Did I Mention…? More Health 2.0

This whole Health 2.0 movement I’ve been talking about could be defined simply as the current “explosion of new personal health technologies.” Which is exciting on its own. But there’s more to it. In fact, the experts are grappling over a larger definition indicating “a complete renaissance in the way that healthcare is actually delivered.”
Things are changing, Folks, so keep your eyes peeled.
One thing that was clear at the Health 2.0 conference last…

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