PostGrad Terminology

As an addendum to my post on the latest ADA conference, I’d like to add that I learned some new terms. Or clarified their meaning for myself, at last:

Dual Wave vs. Square Wave Bolus – literally, bolus doses administered by an insulin pump in these patterns. MiniMed explains: “The Square Wave Bolus allows patients to easily select an amount and duration (from 30 min to 8 hrs) over which time a meal bolus is…

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Happy Valentine’s

Happy Sweethearts’ Day to you all. I received the “Valentine” below from my favorite Diabetic Funny Lady, and just had to share.

Happy Heart
and

Chocolate Day!

From the

Glucose
Goddess!

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the WW chocolate market now tops about $45 billion.
We PWDs do our share. You know we do.…

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ADA PostGrad Sessions

Yet another academic diabetes event, the ADA’s annual “PostGraduate Sessions” was on this weekend in San Francisco. So I just had to go. Besides promising to cover selected material for the Diabetes Monitor, my own curiosity about this disease and the research around it wouldn’t let me skip such an opportunity to eavesdrop on the brains behind the treatment right here in my own home town. Compared to the big annual ADA Conference, this one’s…

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Dry Between Your Toes

There are certain aspects of diabetes care that I’ve just plain stonewalled. Foot care is No. 1 on that list. What could it matter to a girl who spent her formative years running around barefoot on the sizzling asphalt of LA that some people with diabetes get foot problems? Me, who’s “complications clock” just started running less than 3 yrs. ago?
But lately I discovered something disgusting. Diabetes makes your feet susceptible to everything. My…

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Tagged Again – Four Things

Ooh, I’ve been tagged again in yet another “random facts about bloggers” game. This one calls for specific personal tidbits in groups of four — which hopefully will not provoke the dreaded Web surfer foursome of yawn-stretch-blink-clickaway
Four jobs I’ve had in my life:
McDonalds (who hasn’t?)
Waitress at Hof’s Hut
Asst. Editor for R&R Magazine (the military one, God bless its soul)
Marketing Manager for Sun Microsystems High Performance Computing Solutions (was that a…

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