Test Strips in the Sandbox

FOUND at the Tenderich household on a typical day (this was last Tuesday):
test strips in the washing machine – 3
on the stairs – 2
on the bathroom counter – 4
in jeans pockets, front and back – 6 (admittedly, those jeans hadn’t been washed for a while)
on floor in kids’ rooms – 1
on floor of MiniVan – 2
in MiniVan cupholders – 3
in microwave oven – 1 (the stench of…

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OmniPod & Navigator: When’s the Wedding?

How sweet would it be to have a tubeless insulin pump that also “talks” to a state-of-the-art CGM (continuous glucose monitor)? It may be coming sooner than we think…
Obviously, Insulet Corp. and Abbott Diabetes Care are in bed together: the integration of Abbott’s FreeStyle glucose meter into the OmniPod wireless insulin pump was a stroke of genius, as far as I’m concerned. Many of you also noticed that Insulet made mention of Abbott’s new…

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OmniPod & Navigator: When’s the Wedding?

How sweet would it be to have a tubeless insulin pump that also “talks” to a state-of-the-art CGM (continuous glucose monitor)? It may be coming sooner than we think…
Obviously, Insulet Corp. and Abbott Diabetes Care are in bed together: the integration of Abbott’s FreeStyle glucose meter into the OmniPod wireless insulin pump was a stroke of genius, as far as I’m concerned. Many of you also noticed that Insulet made mention of Abbott’s new…

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The Diabetes Bike Zone

To report on another side of ADA activities altogether, there was of course the Palo Alto Tour de Cure event this Sunday. Thank you all for your contributions! And ooh, man, I am proud of myself. My girlfriend and I zipped through the 30-mile (50k) course, and then I RODE HOME. Yes, adding another 25 miles to the course. (OK, it would’ve been just 20 miles if I hadn’t taken that wrong turn at Sand…

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And Where Was the ADA… ?

When Doug Burns’ neck was on the line last month, getting close to being jailed for a case of hypoglycemic confusion, where was the American Diabetes Association? That was my question. I was told the advocacy group provided “legal counsel,” but even after interacting with Doug’s lawyer, I didn’t really see the value-add. So I did a little digging, mainly to find out how much I could depend on this very-visible-but-rather-monolithic organization in times of…

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