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Cell Phone Cyanosis

My kids are attached to their cell phones like some people are to oxygen. So I sometimes give them a hard time if they are away from their phones by asking, “Are you OK? Can you breathe?” What about diabetes … Continue reading

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Diabetes devices are great, but…

Be sure that you are comfortable, confident, and knowledgeable about how to manage diabetes without the fancy gadgets and gizmos in the event that technology fails. And technology does fail. Calculating doses (by hand!), not knowing blood glucose levels, counting … Continue reading

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Diabetes Innovation Opportunity

Check this out! DiabetesMine is hosting their 2015 Patient Voices Contest. You could be the lucky winner of a scholarship to attend the Diabetes Innovations Summit at Stanford University in November. What a fabulous opportunity – why not give it … Continue reading

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fitness trackers and diabetes

I see a lot of “talk” about fitness trackers, mobile apps, etc. I wrote about the 7-minute Workout once, and while I do like the concept and will use it in certain circumstances, it’s not something I look at very … Continue reading

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Are we teaching dependence?

I am overwhelmed by all the options available to people with diabetes. Yes, we can always ask for more and better, but what we have now and what is in the pipeline are pretty impressive. Kids and families who are … Continue reading

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Survey for Diabetes Technology

The folks at DiabetesMine are conducting a survey in preparation for their Innovation Summit in November. They are looking for information to share with industry leaders on what patients feel about/want from diabetes technology. Please participate! Here’s the link: https://uscannenberg.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b48CztEO9KIL3Cd

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Diabetes Book

Today’s prompt is to “open a book.” I chose my “Diabetic (sic) Manual for Doctor and Patient” by E.P. Joslin. How could I not? This book, copyright 1949, was given to me by my father. It belonged to his mother’s … Continue reading

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The technology debate

Today is day three (ish) of the AADE (American Association of Diabetes Educators) Annual Meeting. As you can imagine, there has been a lot of talk about technology. Today I attended a very interesting (and entertaining) session about teaching adults … Continue reading

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Technology vs. People

I saw a great advertisement for an insurance company, while traveling recently. It went like this: “Technology when you want it. People when you don’t.” (trademark: Esurance Insurance Company). I was immediately reminded of people with diabetes and all the … Continue reading

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Pump-worthy

I probably should not have made it sound so easy to get on an insulin pump. For many people (and for a variety of reasons) it is not. Sometimes it’s a provider issue. Many providers have it in their heads … Continue reading

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