Holy @#$! Amazing Stories, Vol. 6: Super Diabetic Dude

This is, like, straight out of the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, what? (a Book Club fav of mine). If you like superheroes, or just real-life diabetes heroes, read this:

Hi Amy,

My name is Chris Cracolice I am 49 years old and have had diabetes for 45
of those years. I remember growing up with diabetes and how it not only affected
me physically but mentally as well.
One of the most vivid…

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Today Is My Birthday

I am 40… and that’s all I have to say about that.

(except that I thought seriously about doing a post titled “Up Yours, Forty!” but then I thought “Nah, I’m sticking with my sentiments from Thirty-Nine“)…

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TechnoSphere Gets an A: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Breaking news today: MannKind Corp. has announced results from a Phase 2 clinical study of its new, powder-form inhaled insulin in people with Type 1 diabetes. Patients showed improved A1c levels, lower postprandial BGs (less blood sugar spikes after meals), and weight loss, too. In other words, patients using the TechnoSphere inhaler fared at least as well as those using rapid-acting insuling to cover meals. MannKind gets an A for effort!
But what about lung…

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Name That Absurdity

Lots of little oddities are overheard in this crazy sugar- challenged life we lead. Care to take a gander at which statements recently peppered which daily situations? (Answers are below, but no cheating now!)
A) “Did you wipe yet?”
B) “WATER VERY HOT”
C) “Not now! I’m shooting a threebie correction”
D) “Didn’t you wear those socks yesterday?”
E) “Place urine HERE”
F) “There’s a green orange in it!”
G) “How come Daddy’s is bigger?”…

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Darn Tootin’ Blogger Coming to the Diabetes OC

The editor of DiabetesNotes.com contacted me recently, looking for a new blogger with “experience, expertise, and/or passion to blog about diabetes.” Very flattering, of course, but any drop of those qualities I’ve got, I’m putting into DiabetesMine right now
Meanwhile, looks like they’ve signed up someone truly captivating: the young, hip, Renaissance-man-type Rob Rummel-Hudson. He’s an accomplished writer, and both print and photo blogger at Darn Tootin’. His quirky sense of humor includes bio statements…

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