Why I’m Still Using My CGM

Yes, I know, I’m very delinquent in updating you all on my DexCom use.  Everybody wants to know if I’m still using it, and what my experience has been.  Well now, it’s a mixed bag, that’s what.  By all accounts, considering the tsuris (that’s Yiddish for trouble/inconvenience) it’s caused, I should’ve given it up weeks ago. But I can’t.  I won’t!
Reader MikeG summed it up best in a recent comment here:
“(DexCom) is a…

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Chair-less Classrooms to Fight Obesity

While we’re on the subject of Back to School, here’s a tip just in from the friendly skies (i.e. I read it on the plane last week): researchers from the renowned Mayo Clinic have designed what they believe to be the first classroom without chairs.  Instead, “students write standing at podiums on wheels or take spelling tests sprawled on carpet squares.”
Mayo obesity researcher Dr. James Levine studies the connection between everyday movement and weight.…

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Grand Rounds, Vol. 2, No. 51: Celebrating Education

Welcome! First off, if you haven’t already, I invite you to hop over to see my Pre-Rounds host interview on Medscape (requires free login). 
In keeping with the September tradition of “Back-to-School,” this week’s Grand Rounds celebrates education.  That is, participating medical bloggers were asked to highlight posts that reflect in some way on the indispensable role that universities and other training centers play in making medicine happen.  God knows, all the medical professionals (and…

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DexCom DM Consumer Data Manager

This just in, literally (just hit my inbox): 
Now you can download your (CGM) data to your PC.
Zoom in on Glucose Trend Graphs or view Trend or Modal Day information.        
The new DexCom DM™ Consumer Data Manager software program enables DexCom™ STS™ System users to download up to 30 days of glucose data onto their PC, and view graphs beyond the 1-, 3-, and 9-hour trend graphs viewable on the STS Reciever. Users can…

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The Turbo Tax People Take on Medical Expenses

It’s apparently coming in mid-2007: a new ultra-easy medical expense tracking program from Intuit, Inc., makers of TurboTax, QuickBooks, and other successful finances-for-dummies software. It will be an improvement on their first-gen offering, Medical Expense Manager.  I, for one, can hardly wait — because even though my husband and I pay a professional to do our taxes, we can’t afford such luxury for the confusing influx of medical bills and insurance “explanation of benefits” papers…

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