Hey there, Amigos. This week is Spring Break here and I’ve just returned from the most breathtaking four-day weekend with my family on the Monterey coast. My husband and I kept looking at each other and saying, “And this is only an hour drive from us? It’s like another world…” In this other world, however, I have consumed more corn tortilla chips than I usually do in a year, and have thus administered more insulin…Read more »
DID YOU KNOW that at any given time in the U.S. there over 900 clinical trials underway to study improved treatments and/or possible cures for diabetes? Can you imagine the time, effort, and money at work here?
Yet surprisingly, despite the estimated 21 million people with diabetes in this country, most of these projects are struggling to find enough patients willing and able to participate. Why? Mainly because most patients either aren’t aware of these…
Coming this June: A comedy about 45 million people with no health care in the richest country on earth.
And who could possibly be qualified to dig up dirt on drug companies and health-care providers for a blockbuster documentary — by asking his web site visitors to send in their testimonials, no less? Why Michael Moore, of course.
Moore’s been working on “Sicko” for several years, so unfortunately, we’re too late to send in our…
How strange and wonderful and full of surprises life is. For instance, just last week I was an ordinary petless PWD on shots. And look at me now: I’m a Pumper with a Cat!
Meet Mystique, the one-year-old female calico who joined our family just a few days ago. She’s confident and playful, outgoing yet calm, patient with grabby little hands while always on the lookout for a twitching shoelace to attack. She’s a cuddly…
March 2 was Dr. Suess’ birthday. In memoriam, I’m feeling silly today:
Lancets! Test strips! Testing now! I can, you can, we know how.
Look! See! Blood drops, one and two and three. Why won’t this meter beep for me?
Numbers now. Number’s high! 182 – my, oh my!
Out with the insulin, out with the needle. Out with the afternoon snack-n-feedle.
Corrections, ouch. Corrections, ooch. Injections 10x/day hurt my hooch.
Up, up, up…