Since living with diabetes is all about struggling to eat like a normal human being, I bring to you what I am calling my BOB/BOW post in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month: In my quest to be a better snacker, and a less guilt-ridden PWD, I have queried the diabetes community about their “Best of the Best / Best of the Worst” snack choices. Essentially, using Twitter and the DBMine Facebook page, I asked you…Read more »
I could call today’s guest post a “straggler” from my Summer Reading series, but that might downplay its impact. Good things take time, as noted today by Samantha Katz, who along with a fellow graduate student at Northwestern University, won the the $10K Grand Prize in the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge.
She was subsequently hired by Medtronic as a Global Product Manager for their evolving insulin pump systems (! – and she served as a…
Did you know there is now a National Infusion Site Awareness Week? It’s all part of a new awareness campaign brought to us by Roche Diabetes, coming up from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5. Publicity stunt by a pump manufacturer? Perhaps. But as anyone who pokes themselves regularly with needles full of insulin knows, infusion site management is an important and oft-overlooked challenge of life with diabetes.
In a recent press release, Roche shared that…
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 »
Thankfully, many readers send me emails when they hear about something newsworthy/ different/ fun/ controversial/ or quirky in the world of diabetes. Thank you! And keep those tips coming, pahhhleeese, People.
Today, from the mailbag, three items that I simply had to share:
New OneTouch Delica Lancing Device
This one’s so new it doesn’t even appear on the JNJ OneTouch website yet — but appears to available via DiabeticPromotions.
According to my reader tip: “At…