Close Encounter: an OmniPod User

Tuesday night I had drinks with a very smart diabetes-savvy lady named Kelly Close. Kelly runs her own consultancy, CloseConcerns, that conducts diabetes and obesity research for a number of top-notch firms. Naturally, she is very well-connected in the Diabetes Community. She also recently started a blog on her website with updates on industry news. (Click Weblog in the left-had nav bar).
I learned so much! (and the wine was great…)
Kelly’s group evaluates all…

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License to Snack

All of my adult life I believed that avoiding eating between meals was the ticket to avoiding weight gain. In other words, I believed that 3 meals a day with no snacks in-between was the Holy Grail of healthy weight management. Religously, even: I regarded snacking as the Ultimate Excess whose Temptation never ceases. Now I come to find out that it’s a good thing. Talk about your paradigm shift!
I guess I heard the…

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Happy Halloween (aka Scary Sugar Day)

Last night I was thinking what a crazy American tradition it is, building an entire holiday around consumption of sugary sweets. Of course, it didn’t start out that way. Originally, it was simply a fall fest to drive away evil spirits. Sugar was introduced later with the Trick-or-Treat tradition.
Nowadays, it is aptly referred to as the “Sugar Fest, with Imagination.”
Mexico’s Day of the Dead, for example, is more about fine dining: “In some…

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Glucose Meter Mania

A few days ago The Diabetes Blog posted a bit about “what features do you shop for in a meter?” And I was all set to reply today with a ranty post about “who actually shops for these things?” I mean, don’t most of us get the free or discounted models that our doctors provide at diagnosis, and then just get attached to them? I don’t know anyone who actually went out meter shopping. But…

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