A week ago, the media was all abuzz about a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that the oral drug Actos can prevent diabetes. At first we at the ‘Mine didn’t pay much attention, because of course we’re more concerned with what happens to people who already have diabetes. But the buzz didn’t stop. Forbes blogger Matthew Herper wrote a great piece about why side effects make this a bad…Read more »
Please welcome a brand new judge this year in the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, Dr. Daniel Crowe. He is Medical Director of the Diabetes Program at Southboro Medical Group in Massachusetts, and a long-time type 1 himself.
As a diabetologist who wears his very own insulin pump and CGM, Dan brings a unique perspective to this contest and the prospects of innovative diabetes tools:
DM) First off, can you tell us what it’s like to…Read more »
Welcome to the premiere edition of the DiabetesMine Sunday Funnies, featuring the work of fantastic D-artist Haidee Merritt (and occasionally some other stuff). Read about our full new Weekend Edition here.
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“Mom, you have a new beep!”
— my 13-year-old, apparently discovering my new CGM
I am back on the Dexcom (!), and feeling the truth behind the saying, ‘third time’s a charm.’ I all but swore off continuous glucose monitoring systems more than a year ago after stints trying all three on the market (Dexcom, Medtronic Guardian, Abbott Navigator), in which the discomfort and inconvenience seemed to clearly outweigh the benefits.
But as you…
They say if you do something 36 times, it becomes a habit. In that case, BG testing ought to be hard-wired by now. But it isn’t… Why do I still have to force myself to do it?
I mean, before meals I’m like Pavlov’s dogs: trained to take a certain action in order to get my treat. And the physical motions of glucose testing have certainly become habitual. I could do it with my eyes…