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2007: Diabetes Year in Review

Happy Holidays, everyone! ‘Tis the season for cocktail parties, and roundups of the closing year, no? I was feeling a little overwhelmed about attempting “the roundup” this year, so I decided to ask you all to get involved. To me, it seems that if 2007 is remembered for anything, it will be as the birth year of Health 2.0, the rise of Social Media and its conjunction with health and healthcare offerings on the web.…

Web Tools for the Sandwich Generation

Something else to share with you while I’m tip-toeing around the topic of “getting old“:
When my brother and I were both in college, and our poor Mom was running herself ragged taking care of her aging parents while working full-time, she kept making references to “the sandwich generation” — people caught between raising and supporting their children and caring for aging parents or other relatives. What a hectic life they lead. Now that I’m…

Good Valentine’s, No Sugar

Happy Valentine’s Day, Dears.

(photo courtesy of the Diabetes Made Visible folks on Flickr.  Love you all!)
Especially for us PWDs, a few V-day treats without the actual glucose:
* Sharing. This week’s edition of Grand Rounds, the medical blogging roundup, features a “Give Me Some Sugar” theme.  No actual consumption involved. Oh, except for Kim over at EmergiBlog.  (If it weren’t Love Day, I might be tempted to ring those chocolate-stained necks)
* Empathy. …

ADA Product Roundup 2006

As you know, I’m focused on insulin-related gadgets and “life-changers.” Here’s a roundup of what’s (more or less) new and certainly exciting:
* DexCom Wireless Continuous Monitor – seemed a bit like the “coming out party” for the company’s first-ever wireless continuous glucose monitor. Seeing it up close and personal, I was more impressed than ever with the tiny sensor worn on the tummy. And Kelly was right, their marketing WAS incredible: a huge screen…

DexCom Rounding the Bend

I discovered DexCom when I attended the annual ADA conference back in June. They were displaying their exciting new tubeless conitinuous monitor (CGMS) product under a glass bubble, so you could look but not touch (no kidding!); since it is not yet FDA approved, the company is not allowed to actually let the public touch and feel the thing — display mode only!
The company is actually developing two promising products:
* a short-term continuous…