Seven Things Worse Than the Diabetes

Diabetes. That all-consuming pain in the @$$… But I like to remind myself that there are worse things.  No, really, there are.  Make a list.  Here’s mine:
1. Aging.  The front of my hair is getting thin.  And my face looks so drawn in photos these days. I miss that fresh-faced girl.
2. The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome — crippling for anyone who sits at a keyboard as much as I do.
3. Gluten-intolerance.  No wheat…

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Rent, Don’t Buy, Your Insulin Pump?

Here’s a novel — and utterly pragmatic American — idea:  What if you could rent your insulin pump instead of buying it?  So all you’d need to buy was the disposable supplies, and you’d be ready to trade up to new models in a minute?
David Kliff of Diabetic Investor explores the concept in his latest (subscription) newsletter, which I’ve been poring over with great interest.
Under this new pricing model, the patient would pay…

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… Or There’s Always StressEraser

You’d do well to skip the crystal meth.  We’ve established that.  So if you’re stressed out and just can’t take it anymore, here’s one “chill out” alternative that won’t wreck your life and is not addictive (at least not physiologically): StressEraser from Helicor. 
This souped-up “pulse-oximeter” was launched last year, and looks surprisingly legitimate despite the smarmy claim on the web site: “Feel good again in 30 days… guaranteed.”  Sounds like something you’d order off…

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Crystal Meth Addiction

Last night my man and I watched an A&E Special Documentary on the “epidemic” of crystal meth use in rural America.  (Which we’d Tivo’ed; everything’s an “epidemic” these days, no?)  It was fascinating in the way that makes your skin crawl.  I mean, meth doesn’t seem to be the scariest of all drugs out there, but the sheer numbers of addicts (supposedly 1.4M in America) and the type of people getting into it are kind…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 6: Type 1 and 2 Coexisting? NOT!

Hello, and welcome again to the Diabetic Partner Follies, our “bold and beautiful” sharing forum for the people who spend their lives with the PWDs (people with diabetes).  It’s never boring, is it now?  Please consider sharing your experiences with us here by emailing me.  Come as you are
So, have you ever wondered what would happen if a Type 1 paired up with a Type 2?  This week’s entry defies introduction.  You just have…

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