Welcome back to another Saturday edition of Ask D’Mine, our weekly advice column on anything and everything diabetes — hosted by veteran type 1 Wil Dubois, a diabetes author and community educator. The Diabetes Online Community is just wrapping up a special Diabetes Art Day this past week focusing on test strip accuracy, and in keeping with that theme, we have a trio of questions today on the issue of how our meters and test…Read more »
A huge thank you and congratulations to all who participated in our 2011 open innovation contest! Yet again we feel this effort is an example of “crowdsourcing” at its best — culling the brightest concepts from across the community to help improve life with diabetes.
Jeffrey Brewer, President and CEO of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), recently stated:
“This contest has created a great deal of buzz within the diabetes industry, really helping to…
Welcome back to our spankin’ new diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine. We just kicked off this series last week, and we’re already getting lots of queries — so thank you, Curious PWDs! As a reminder:
This is a place to send all your quirky or potentially embarrassing questions, behind-the-scenes curiosities, lifestyle queries, or even ethical dilemmas related to life with the Big D.
“Need help navigating life with diabetes? Email us at AskDMine@diabetesmine.com“
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…
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 »