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 »
Pelikan Sun was the ‘Cadillac’ of diabetes lancing systems — with everything that implies: excellent performance, a high-end chassis, yet expensive and impractical for most people. But for some (especially parents of type 1 kids) it was a life-altering product: a way to prick your finger a dozen times a day without feeling a thing!
When the company went out of business a few months ago, I started referring people to the Renew Lancing system…
A gentleman cornered me at the Diabetes Technology Society meeting earlier this month, and said he wanted to talk non-invasive glucose monitoring. How could I resist?
He said his name was Avner Gal, from Israel. He pulled out a chunky little MP3-looking device, and plugged in a cord with a small clamp on the end. Then he hooked the clamp to his earlobe, and pressed a button. We both watched the progress bar move slowly…
Browsing through the latest issue of Wired magazine (my favorite print pub!), I stumbled upon a “reader rant” that stopped me in my tracks. A guy named Edward Aboufadel from Ada, Michigan, was responding to a recent article titled Living by Numbers, about our new data-driven lifestyles. He writes:
People who are really ‘living by numbers’ are type 1 diabetics, who struggle every day to keep their blood glucose in range with carbohydrate counts, insulin…
Darn it, it’s tough returning from vacation. Somehow you feel like your life is all loose ends, and man, are you behind on tying things up! Diabetes sort of makes you feel that way all the time though, doesn’t it? As I attempt to “un-bury” and get back into my “more responsible” routine, it occurred to me that a list might help (or not…)
Ten Things I Should Definitely Do More Often
1. Count…Read more »