Tagged — The Random Facts About Bloggers Game

An entertaining game of “tag” has been running through the online diabetes community (OC) in which bloggers hit each other up for “Five Random Facts About You.” I did a little checking and discovered that the game is actually running all across the blogging world. No idea how it got started. Just for fun…
Looks like I’m one of last diabetes bloggers to get tagged (with a little prompting — thanks, Allison!) Hmmph. Don’t y’all…

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Diabetic Investor

About 4 months or so ago, an acquaintance came up with a brilliant business idea for me: investigate diabetes companies for potential investors, and publish a newsletter with my findings and insider tips. Intriguing, but seeing as I’m not financially savvy (and prefer to explore the patient-side of the D-world), I let it go.
But wouldn’t you know that somebody’s done it already? And very successfully, too, I might add. David Kliff launched Diabetic Investor…

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NYC Drowning in Diabetes

Start Spreadin’ the News… They’re Here to Stay… New York, New Yooooorrrk!
Sorry, it’s just that quite a few people emailed me urgently on this one, and I’m reeling… The New York Times reports that an estimated 800,000 adult New Yorkers — more than one in every eight people in that city — now have diabetes. City health officials are describing the problem as a “bona fide epidemic.”
The (grueling) article notes:
Already, diabetes has…

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Holy @#$! Amazing Stories, Vol. 3: The Glucose Goddess Skydiving

I’ve been meaning to tell this tale of Facing Your Fears since the summer — but maybe put it off ’cause I’m just so scared of heights that the whole concept makes me tremble. But she did it! Our Lady of Glucose Laughs, Laura Menninger, a fellow Type 1 who was told she could never engage in such adventures, actually jumped from a plane last July…!
Quick background: Laura is by trade a surgical technologist…

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More Titillating D-News Tidbits

Well now, back to my D-news musings…
1) Body mass index (BMI) is apparently OUT, and gut size is IN, as the new useful measure of health risk, according to a new study reviewed in the Washington Post this week. What this means is that being plump all over is not as bad for you as having a pot belly — and that goes for women, too. The girth of your waist and hips is…

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