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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AADE in Pictures

I’m a lousy on-site photographer, but I must admit, some stuff’s just better seen than read.
Darn! I missed this session. Thought I might sit in the back hacking profusely

That’s dLife CEO Howard Steinberg and TeamType1 Captain Phil Southerland schmoozing in the dLife booth.

Makin’ friends…

TeamType1′s lone woman, Monique Hanley from Melbourne, Australia. You go, Girl!

Some unexpected products…

High hopes…

… and the most unpopular booth at the show …

(which no…

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GlucoPhone Gets Real… Sleek Models You Bleed On

When I first reported on the GlucoPhone last summer, it was looking like a classic case of vaporware. But now it seems that New Jersey-based HealthPia has actually pulled it off: they’ve obtained FDA approval for their patent-pending technology that integrates a blood glucose meter with a standard-issue cell phone.
The GlucoPhone is not just for SENDING blood glucose data over the net. It’s actually a special glucose meter (GlucoPack™) that’s fitted onto the back…

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AADE Meter News: No Coding (+ Anticipating Navigator)

The theme among glucose meter vendors at this year’s AADE Expo was clear: all the banners read “no coding.” Wow, you mean like I don’t have to worry about syncing up the code number on the monitor and the test strip vial every time I start a new batch? Neat.
Not that matching up the codes is such a big problem for most of us “plugged-in” types. But I understand a lot of people who…

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