ADA Product Roundup 2006

As you know, I’m focused on insulin-related gadgets and “life-changers.” Here’s a roundup of what’s (more or less) new and certainly exciting:
* DexCom Wireless Continuous Monitor – seemed a bit like the “coming out party” for the company’s first-ever wireless continuous glucose monitor. Seeing it up close and personal, I was more impressed than ever with the tiny sensor worn on the tummy. And Kelly was right, their marketing WAS incredible: a huge screen…

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Live from the Biggest Event in Diabetes, 2006

Reader Alert: Visit ADA Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, Dr. Richard Kahn’s blog, for drug industry news and “official” coverage of the conference presentations. For the uncensored and totally unofficial scoop, read on. (Plus note that I didn’t get this posted last night due to a snafu with the Internet connection at my @#$! hotel, which never happens to Mr. Kahn, I’m sure)
Wash, DC, June 9, 2006 — So here I am among the…

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Notes from the Airplane

In the nine years since becoming a mother, this is perhaps the third time I have boarded an airplane alone. Strange sensations: freedom (!), a sense of consummate neatness, and a nagging notion of having forgotten not something, but everything of any consequence that a mommy like me ought to have along. Slow release…
Spending the trip with David Foster Wallace (noticeable to fans?). Reading about America’s (in particular) captivation with Top Athletes: “they fascinate…

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Pre-Travel Notes, Post-Mortem

Sitting in the hair salon a day before my trip, listening to a rousing round of American Idol trivia/chatter:
“So many of ‘em were a bunch of geeks, but boy, could some of those geeks sing!”
“Yeah, like Elliott (Yamin). When I first saw that guy, I thought, ‘Come on, you’re kidding me!’ But he turned out really good – and he was so cute with his Mom.”
(Me, unable to resist): “Yeah, you know…

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