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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Diabetes Lifeline: Life Insurance, Anyone?

SOS Again: I’m back today with another pressing query for Diabetes Lifeline, the new “community category” I’ve created to post some of the appeals I get via email. So many people in need of assistance… I’m hoping you all can respond with your experiences and offer a helping hand.
Recently I received this email from a concerned mother named Pat:
My son Matthew is 33, married with an 11 year old son. He was diagnosed…

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