FDA Clears Intravenous Insulin Dose Calculator

Oooh, here’s one I hadn’t heard of before: EndoTool Glucose Management System, “a solution to the problem of how to effectively and safely control blood glucose for critically ill patients after surgery” — from a company called MD Scientific.
Glucose control for hospitalized patients is apparently notoriously bad, which (as you can imagine) leads to all sorts of problems:
“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, each year over 2 million…

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Hip Med-Movers for Diabetic Grandmas and Grandpas

It’s just like I was saying the other day: elderly folks with medical conditions have social lives, too. And they have their pride. They also want med gadgets with zippy features and a cool look they can show off to friends and family. Hey, they’re with it.
So it’s a good thing people like diabetes industry entrepreneur Robert Oringer “get it.” He’s behind a company called HUGOAnywhere that’s offering a whole new generation of “durable…

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Parenting with Diabetes, the Book

It’s down-to-earth practical and articulate as well! No surprise if you’re familiar with Kassie’s “Noncompliant” style.
But let me back up for a moment: I just recently finished reading the new release, “When You’re a Parent with Diabetes” by Kathryn Gregorio Palmer –- a Type 1 married to a Type 1, database developer, mother of two boys, and eloquent writer who started a diabetes blog last year. She’s also a former Barton Camp director, making…

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ADA Conference Faves

Amy’s picks from last week’s ADA Conference:
* Viagra marketing slogan: affirmative
(displayed complete with bold emphasis)
* Quilt for Life – the big exhibition on the National Mall in DC, which was a great success — and a helluva lotta work for organizer Jeff Hitchcock. Thank you, Jeff! (Ooh, also check the DiabetesMine quilt, and make my daughters proud.)
* On-site A1c testing by Metrika and Sanofi Aventis — although your correspondent was quite…

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Sunday Tweaks and Blooper

So my designer friend and I finally got around to addressing the visibility issue here on DiabetesMine.com: we’ve made the font in the sidebars bigger and easier to read, and altered the background color to look a little less mustardy and “cooler.” Whaddy’all think? Is it cooler? Are you still squinting over your glasses? Or can those diabetic eyes take it all in without a struggle now?
And speaking of edits, here’s a DIABETES HEADLINE…

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