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March 2014

The Friday Six: FDA, Competitive Bidding, and Double-Dutch.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, The Friday Six March 28, 2014 5 Comments

The weekend is SO CLOSE.  I’m wearing a path through this busy Friday with a Friday Six: The FDA is listening, and if you want them to hear from you, you can join the discussion on Monday.  “Whether you want to just listen to the interview to get informed, ask relevant questions to better understand the medical device regulatory process…



Diabetes Products, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life March 27, 2014 6 Comments

Most of the time (read: every other time except this one), the cannula is laced through the insertion needle on the insets for my insulin pump infusion sets.  But this infusion set was attacked by diabetes gremlins, because the cannula made a run for it before I even opened the spaceship pod: Scott, on Facebook, quipped it best:  “It appears…


My Diabetes App Wishlist.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes March 25, 2014 29 Comments

After a long day of diabetes rule-following and making an attempt to log all of my actions [insert laugh track here], I started drumming up another diabetes application wishlist.  Because I’m beyond tired of having five different devices that speak entirely different languages/require different charging cords/can’t work on the operating system I use/hate the idea of integration. I’m in wicked…


Guest Post: A Do-It-Yourself Pancreas System.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life March 19, 2014 18 Comments

Necessity is the mother of invention, and in some cases, that necessity comes with a side of love. My dear friend Dana Lewis (who threatens to wash my mouth out with soap every time I curse) and her amazing boyfriend, Scott Leibrand, have created a “Do It Yourself Pancreas System” that is revolutionizing not only Dana’s diabetes confidence, but potentially…


Plastic Apples and Measuring Cups.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Memories, Diabetic Mommy, Diet and Food, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes March 18, 2014 6 Comments

Her desk was anchored on either side by tall bookshelves crammed with pretend food.  Plastic fruit – apples, bananas, oranges, kiwis that looked like fuzzy dumplings – and the cardboard shell of cereal boxes.  Plastic slabs of steak with edging to make it look like it had a pat of butter melting on top, and the entire plastic carcass of…