Who’s familiar with the ICE (In Case of Emergency) program that encourages people to enter emergency contacts in their cell phone address book under the name “ICE” — like “ICE – Dad” or “ICE – Janie“? Then you add some brief notes about your medical condition in the address book entry. Funny to think that there are so many companies out there developing fancy databases and chipsets for medical emergency alerts when we all actually carry…Read more »
That’s what it feels like, anyway. A millennium of skin malfunctions over here that are making my diabetes and gluten intolerance genuinely intolerable of late! (A TMI post? Read at your own risk)
The latest bout of troubles kicked off this summer when I took the new Abbott Navigator CGM sensor for a test drive. The very latex-y adhesive used to adhere that product to the skin did not get along with my skin at…
OK, so it took me over an hour to read through this week’s 60-some-odd responses to the diabetes police. This was, in part, due to the head cold I picked up over Thanksgiving weekend. Blah. But the real reason was because the answers to this week’s Holiday Survival Sweepstakes query were so darn entertaining! I had to go back and re-read a bunch, and make notes for myself, because I am going to be using…Read more »
Diabetes Awareness Month has drawn to a close. Of course, we can only hope that all the press releases and outreach programs have made a difference.
Before it’s all over I wanted to share with you this month’s JDRF Blogger Rountable, which features a set of us very vocal D-Bloggers answering topical questions each month. You guessed it — this month we talked about Diabetes Awareness efforts, and what that all means to us.
So how did you hold up during Thanksgiving dinner? Darn it, I’m a bit late posting this, but in case you’re still up against some very large meals this weekend, have look at John Crowley’s useful Tips for Getting Through Thanksgiving with Diabetes. I especially like the notes on What to Do If You Blow It: “Don’t let one mistake at Thanksgiving spiral into five weeks of high blood sugar… from Thanksgiving all the way…Read more »