Something wicked this way comes! And its name is Halloween. As much as I enjoy the costumes and the candlelit parties, this holiday constitutes a true nightmare for those of us whose health is severely — and immediately — impacted by consuming sugary treats. For parents of diabetic kids, it's especially rough, since you can't deny them everything. How to achieve moderation without making your T1 children miserable? I have no idea. So I turned…Read more »
Who's tried Abbott's new FreeStyle test strips with their fancy new "ZipWik" technology? These are the ones with the Butterfly on them, and the new tapered ends that poke out for much-improved blood uptake. I wrote about them when they were first introduced in this Test Strip News post.
Trouble is, now that they're being shipped out to customers, nobody's sure whether they're compatible with the built-in meter on the OmniPod.
A bunch of people…
You all know how much we hate the term "compliant," and especially its antonym "noncompliant"— suggesting a bunch of naughty, misbehaving patients who are simply too lazy or stubborn to follow orders. Ugh!
It's been encouraging in the last few years to see many healthcare and pharma professionals realizing how un-PC the term "compliant" is, because it doesn't reflect the least bit of empathy for just how difficult it is to perform some pretty unpleasant…
I'm grateful to Manny Hernandez over at TuDiabetes for working to kick off a special awareness campaign this week just for adults diagnosed with what used to be known as "juvenile diabetes." At the time I was diagnosed, the doctors around me were sure it must be type 2 diabetes. I was in my late '30s, after all. Never mind that I'd shrunk down to skeletal size and gone into DKA! But I'm getting ahead…Read more »
Last week I offered to "open the kimono" by answering pretty much anything (within reason) that readers cared to ask. Looks like in response, I got a couple of "nuts & bolts" questions on day-to-day D-stuff, along with one call for my perspective on the Big Picture. That one will take some soul-searching, so let me start with the easy stuff:
Reader Q) As a fellow OmniPodder, how do you manage scar tissue? I rotate…Read more »