Ch-ch-ch-Changes

Seeing as I just hit my 6-month Blogiversary and 100th post (!), I decided it was time for a little freshening up here. So I’ve switched some things around, hopefully making it easier to search my site, i.e. the Google search window at left, under “Must-Reads.”
And I’ve also added a new photo, which is HUGE, I know, but it’s the one my family liked best. (See how those three-quarter-length sleeves cover up the BG…

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Yet MORE Diabetes Blogs, etc.

It’s a veritable avalanche! At least two more new diabetes blogs have appeared on the scene, not to mention the seemingly endless sites and resources I keep finding as I dig ever deeper. (Soon you may have to send out the rescue dogs, ’cause I gotta get some other work done here But for now, here’s what’s new and/or interesting:
* 22-year-old Rob from Canada is making an impressive debut with his new blog DIABolic.…

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New Diabetes Gene Discovered

Have you heard about the new gene discovered that’s implicated in the cause of Type 2 diabetes?
Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center used lab mice to show that alterations in a gene called ARNT (aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator) — which is crucial for normal embryo development, and also controls other genes — correlates closely with incidence of Type 2 diabetes.
What this means is that the ARNT gene may be pivotal in generating (and…

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Tattoos for Life

Part of me has always regretted not getting a tattoo during the years we lived in Amsterdam (which part of me I need not share). But I definitely tingled when I recently ran into this post: “I have a friend who had ‘diabetes mellitus’ tattooed on one arm and a syringe tattooed on the other when he was a teenager. Looks kind of cool. He didn’t have any problems with having it done, but if…

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Annual CDE Meeting News

The annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) starts today in Washington, DC. This event promises to bring together about 5,000 experts and educators for both an expo and a series of courses on the latest and greatest in D-care. This year’s theme is “Monumental Opportunities,” an obvious reference to the capital city venue, and also an allusion to just how BIG diabetes has become.
One organizer is quoted as saying: “Even…

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