Very Brief GlucoBand Update

The GlucoBand lives!  I was able to contact the company, Calisto Medical, today.  Hoorah!  An unnamed executive was willing to share the following and nothing else:
1)  The product is still in development, and being carefully studied for effectiveness.
2)  They are now targetting the end of 2007 for potential widespread availability.
3) They’re hoping to make the product affordable enough for every average patient. (As you know, insurance reimbursement always lags on new products…

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Too Sexy for My… Pod?

So here it is.  One of the big perplexities of insulin pumping: Am I sexy with this thing on?  I know, I know, sexy is as sexy does.  But still…
As I mentioned the other day, a fellow OmniPod-er recently wrote to me:  “Somebody mentioned that (the pods) looked like ‘tumors’ and I just can’t get that image out of my mind.  I am concerned about their sex appeal even though my husband said he…

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Anniversary and a Challenge (Ice Breaker)

I’ve been so busy, I almost forgot to celebrate: the beginning of March marked two full years of DiabetesMine.com. Wow! Aside from the mind-numbing amount of time this diabetic butt has spent in a chair while compiling blog entries, consider the stats:
- 441 posts
- 2259 comments
- 107 trackbacks
- 161 Bloglines subscribers (just one single subscriber behind TheDiabetesBlog on that one!
- 4 blogging awards (if you count the honorable mention among…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 14: Caring without Mothering Him

Today, another installment of the Diabetic Partner Follies — where partners of PWDs have their chance to speak out — brings us yet another new perspective on life beside the people who’ve got the ‘betes.  Janet writes that she’s delighted to have discovered the Follies, and after 20 years with her Type 1 husband, will have a lot to add.  She starts off with much emotion, and an exploration of the inherent female conflict of…

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