Next up in our series on “mom-and-pop” diabetes shops is Jessica Floeh, who knows a thing or two about good design. As a type 1 diabetic and a student at Parsons The New School of Design, Jessica is mixing her love of design with her personal connection with diabetes. She’s recently concocted Hanky Pancreas, a line of insulin pump accessories designed to make that unseemly bump a little more flattering and tasteful. Hanky Pancreas is…Read more »
Like Jessica over at A Sweet Life, I have to say that Crystal Bowersox is hands-down my favorite American Idol contestant this year, and not just because she has diabetes. She’s just cool. She wears dreadlocks, and plays guitar. People call her “Mama Sox” because she has a one-year-old son. (They call her “Mama” and she’s only freakin’ 24 — geez!) Anyway, the girl can SING.
I mean she can sing like Janis Joplin —…
Funny what you find when you clean out your closets. As I was sorting through some of the piles of diabetes-related materials in my office last week, I uncovered this cheery-looking little book called “My Life as a Pancreas” by Priscilla Call Essert:
Someone had sent it to me for review a while back, and I guess I set it aside thinking it was a kids’ book. Luckily, this time I grabbed it for some…Read more »
Show and Tell today, Friends!
I received my demo kit of the Solo tubeless insulin pumping system the other day. That’s the would-be competitor to OmniPod which was acquired by Roche Diabetes last month. It’s not yet on the market — in fact, not slated to be available until 2012, but you can order a free sample “pod” to give the thing a try if you’re very curious. I was.
Too bad you can’t get…
I loved D-psychologist Jessica Bernstein’s assertion that aiming to control your blood glucose levels with diabetes is a lesson in frustration. Rather, the best we can hope for is to influence our BG “by combining enough insulin and exercise to burn the sugar,” she says.
Right on, Jessica! — which is I’ll talk about carb-guessing today, rather than carb-counting (which implies that it’s an exact science). I don’t believe it is. The best we can…