Pricking our fingers multiple times a day isn’t exactly something most of us get excited about, but I’ve discovered that some folks out there do get excited about the lancing device they use. While most of us use the lancer that came for free with our meter (i.e. we don’t give it much thought), there are a couple of brand-name models that really seem to get people talking. They are the ACCU-CHEK Mutliclix from Roche…Read more »
A very Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate, beginning at sundown this evening!
Whew – Hanukkah starts darn early this year! Why is that? Because Jewish holidays are based on the ancient Hebrew calendar, which accounts for leap year differently than the secular calendar. Hanukkah always begins on the eve of the 25th of the Hebrew month of Kislev, and it celebrates “the triumph of light over darkness.”
In Hebrew, the word “Hanukkah”…
Last Wednesday, diabetes researchers and advocates from around the country convened in Washington, DC, for an FDA hearing on the Artificial Pancreas with the aim of making this pipe dream a reality. The point of the hearing was to allow JDRF and other stakeholders — researchers, industry reps, and patients — a chance to provide input on the Artificial Pancreas Project, in particular “recommendations to ensure the safe and effective testing of artificial pancreas technology…Read more »
Are you ready, PWDs? I hope you have your calendar marked for this Sunday, Nov. 14: World Diabetes Day 2010.
What to do to help the cause? There are plenty of campaigns to get behind this month, but here are my Top 4 suggestions:
* Find out what’s happening in your city/ state / town and be part of it this Sunday!
To do this, you can:
Browse the International Diabetes Federation’s calendar of 300+…Read more »
Today, Nov. 9, is annual Diabetes Blog Day, thanks to community member Gina Capone, who founded this effort six years ago. It’s a day for us D-Bloggers to rally, and try to combine our collective voices to rustle up some attention from the outside world. A perfect effort for National Diabetes Awareness Month, of course!
This year’s topic is: 6 things you want people to know about diabetes.
When Gina says “people,” I’m taking that…