Charmr Update: People Are Talking

You could say we’ve spurred a national debate here with the patient-led push for improved diabetes technology. But the term “debate” implies argument, and happily, most people seem to agree that “more is more”: the more attention paid to developing better technology, the more often better technology will be developed.

Check out this blogosphere/media coverage of Adaptive Path’s answer to my call for cooler diabetes devices:
TechCrunch
CNet
Engadget
NPR’s Future Tense
MedGadget
JDRF Artificial…

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NEWS FLASH: SF Design Firm Unveils the Diabetes “Charmr”

While Apple is touting their new iLife, I’m positively tickled to announce that an alternate organization on the cutting edge of consumer design has taken up my challenge to Steve Jobs to develop a diabetes management device that blows our socks off. In terms of sleek design and unprecedented ease-of-use, that is.
The company is San Francisco-based design agency Adaptive Path, a small but creative powerhouse that’s accomplished some eye-popping redesigns for the likes of…

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Hypo Busters

You’re feeling shaky, sweating profusely, going down… Who ya gonna call?
Why, Can-Am Care of course. You just don’t know you’re calling on them. ‘Cause this is the company that makes 80-90% of the drugstore variety glucose tab and gel products on the market, under various regional brand names at all the big-name stores — including Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Longs, CVS, Target, Kmart, and Costco. They’re gearing up for a big hypoglycemia awareness campaign…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 16 — WANTED: Strength and Acceptance

A heartfelt welcome once again to the Diabetic Partner Follies, a sharing place for partners of people  with diabetes (PWDs). This week, we hear from Cheryl in Washington state, who’s had a long and happy marriage with her Type 1 husband. But the disease has certainly been frustrating, calling upon both partners to muster up almost more strength and acceptance than they thought possible. As I read this, I knew just what Cheryl meant. I…

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Doug Burns Update, a Little “Dia-Log,” and Fiction for the ADA

It’s another Miscellaneous-Updates Day here at DiabetesMine.com. I’m stuffing things in bags, as our family’s off to Lake Shasta for a long weekend. Ah, the outdoors… Honey, are you bringing your laptop?!
Anyway, here are three news bits I wanted to share pre-road trip:
* Did anyone else catch the headline that Mr. Universe Doug Burns is now planning to sue the city of Redwood City? What?! After all that talk of not being litigious?…

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