Herbal Remedies (I May Regret This)

For months now, I’ve been receiving a lot of emails pushing various herbal remedies for diabetes. I guess it’s finally time to explore them a little, although it scares me to open this can of worms: nothing invites comment spam like mentioning dietary supplements.
Well, I’m taking the plunge anyway, but don’t be surprised if your comment peddling some herbal product is promptly removed.
So, for those of you just genuinely curious, as I am,…

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Novo Nordisk Short on Ethics?

I’m a little late addressing this one. And a lot disappointed! I always had such a positive impression of Novo Nordisk as this sort of squeaky-clean new generation Scandinavian insulin powerhouse. But it seems they’ve got their mitts dirty playing in the Pharma Big Leagues: they apparently paid off at least one Rite Aid pharmacist to push their insulin products on patients and doctors, in some cases without even notifying the patient of the prescription…

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One-Year Blogiversary

Hard to believe that exactly one year ago today my very first post went up. At the time I felt I was groping forward into the cavernous unknown. Who would find me on the Web? Who would care to come back and read more musings on “everything diabetes”? Thanks, guys…
And what a wild ride it has been! A few things that happened to me this year since starting this blog:
* My “Dr. Suess’…

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100 Days: the Living Room Tipping Point

Forgive me in advance, for I have no intention of making light of anyone’s struggles. It’s just that I’ve been perusing recent posts by D-bloggers about hitting the “Tipping Point” at which they can no longer stand it all, and making resolutions to shake things up in 100 days. And it hit me that it’s been about that long since I started my seemingly innocent quest to fix up my living room. Which is part…

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PostGrad Terminology

As an addendum to my post on the latest ADA conference, I’d like to add that I learned some new terms. Or clarified their meaning for myself, at last:

Dual Wave vs. Square Wave Bolus – literally, bolus doses administered by an insulin pump in these patterns. MiniMed explains: “The Square Wave Bolus allows patients to easily select an amount and duration (from 30 min to 8 hrs) over which time a meal bolus is…

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