Diabetes Lifeline: Third-Party Intervention?

A tough one today, folks. What can an “outsider” do to help someone they see neglecting their diabetes and suffering the consequences? This is the call for help in the latest Diabetes Lifeline (interactive community help category) from a woman named Nancy in the Midwest. Again, I really struggled with what to suggest here. I’m sure many of you have ideas…
Dear Amy,
Can you please refer me to any link on the web re:…

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Meet AgaMatrix

There are a handful of companies that have become household names for us PWDs: the leaders in meters, pumps, and insulin itself. You know which companies I mean. And then there lots of smaller, innovative companies successfully lurking — names you simply don’t hear very much until they hit the Big Time with a breakthrough product and/or get acquired by one of the Household Names. Seems to me like AgaMatrix is one of those lurkers.…

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Life’s Like This

Last weekend I was at a kiddie birthday/barbecue party enjoying the sunshine, when suddenly I heard the word “Diabetes” loud and clear over the din. For once I was in an environment where hardly anyone knew me well, so I was definitely thrown. There goes my D-free day, I thought…
As I approached the cake-cutting area, I found two teenagers grappling over a small plastic plate piled high with a cake corner, topped by 2-inch-thick…

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Some Don’t-Miss “Chronic Bits”

A few items you will definitely want to know about if you read this blog:
* Jenni Prokopy over at ChronicBabe is hosting an essay contest on “the most thoughtful or creative way someone has helped you” with your chronic condition. Five lucky winners will receive copies of Lisa J. Copen’s cool new book, Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend. The contest is open to both Chronic Babes and Chronic Pals,…

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