Rocking the D-World

Gracing the cover of this month’s Diabetes Forecast magazine: rocker Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison. Actually, he and his ‘betes have been all over the media lately. Nice to know that even oversexed rock-stars living in the fast lane can really keep a handle on their BG control, ay?
I mean, this guy went out with Pamela Anderson, for God’s sake. (Weelll… they probably stayed in more than they went out). His über-trashy new…

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Dr. Barry Ginsberg: A Diabetes Icon Explains… Everything

Well OK, maybe not everything, but it was pretty inspiring interviewing the endo who led the research team for the landmark DCCT (Diabetes Control and Complications Trial)!
Dr. Barry Ginsberg is internationally recognized as an “iconic figure” in diabetes, blood glucose monitoring technology and implantable sensors. He’s published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has received over 5 million dollars in research grants. He recently retired from 15 years as vice president for worldwide…

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This Just In…

OMG, I usually don’t bother passing along every tidbit submitted to Google News syndication, but here are some very noteworthy headlines off the wire today:
Two Presidential Candidates Announce Plans to Cure Diabetes
Wired News
Senator Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut) and former Governor Bill Richardson (D-New Mexico) both indicated that they wanted to cure diabetes during Monday night’s debate. Bold proposals, but the debate format prevented them from detailing their paths toward this goal…
Quotable: “Senator…

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Seven Days with DexCom SEVEN

I neglected to tell you all that I’ve been outfitted with the new DexCom SEVEN wireless continuous glucose monitor. I’m on Day 4 today, and so far feeling rather ambiguous about the whole affair. Which is a little unfair, because this version definitely is better than the original. It’s just that I’m still a little disgruntled from my first experience. Allow me to explain:
I wore DexCom’s STS three-day-wear CGM unit for five months last…

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OP FAQ — Strictly Personal

My Inbox continues to overflow with questions about the tube-free OmniPod insulin delivery system, which I’ve had the privilege of using for the last 5 months. So I figured I’d be economical about it and compile the answers here for public consumption:
Amy’s OmniPod FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) — A Strictly Personal Viewpoint:
Now that you’ve had several month’s experience with the Pod, how are you liking it?
Me loves it. I can’t tell you…

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