Pricey

Confession time here: I am borderline innumerate. Meaning even though I made it through high school calculus with a (barely) B-, I am very bad with numbers. Which is very bad for diabetes management. But that’s a whole other story.
What I’m getting at today is that I hadn’t actually done the math on my beloved new continuous glucose monitor (CGM) until now, and attempting to add up my costs thus far, I do not…

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Hot Summer D-Picks

What’s cool for this hot summer with the ‘betes:
* Diet Soda Popsicles! My kids actually noticed these on the promotional pull-out from their box of sugary pops. So cool! Do you love Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Orange Crush, and/or Diet A&W Root Beer? Well, enjoy them in an ice-cold popsicle now, from the original Popsicle people, Good Humor-Breyers.
* Vial Vase Need a place to keep those insulin vials cold in the fridge without…

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New Combo Drugs: The One for Two Deal

You may have also read that last week the FDA approved another new “combination drug” called Avandamet (from GlaxoSmithKline) as a “first-line treatment” for Type 2 diabetes. And you may have wondered, like I always do at these Big Pharma Announcements, what the heck this means.
What’s up with these combo pills for diabetes, anyway? Why stick Avandia and metformin into a single pill — other than the obvious convenience of not having to swallow…

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Hot and Gorgeous (and Well-Funded)

In San Francisco, that is. HOT, HOT, HOT! (which is not good news for everyone, it seems). We had to abandon the house for the beach all weekend, which was a bit of a challenge with my DexCom belly. I braved a bikini one day, and lay there covering my Dex with a pair of crumpled shorts. Still glad I have it, though. Had some serious BG swings in this weather.
Anyhoo, another reason to…

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The Diabetic Partner Follies, Act 3: Hypo “Murder” in New Zealand

Welcome again to The Diabetic Partner Follies, the weekly revue where partners of people with diabetes share the view from their side of the glucose meter. They’re helping us understand that it can be far from easy living with a PWD (person with diabetes). And hopefully, “The Follies” gives them a place to connect and learn from each other, too.Remember that submissions are welcome: no entry too short, sarcastic or insignificant! Email me if you’d…

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