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August 2015

Diabetes Lifehack: Travel Tape.

Robot Life August 14, 2015 8 Comments

Sometimes it’s an insulin pump infusion set that starts to peel back.  Other times it’s a Dexcom sensor that gives up on the edges and needs reinforcement.  And there are times when you just need a band-aid for one of those rogue blisters that pops up. Which is why I keep little slips of Opsite Flexifix tape tucked into my…

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Diabetes Dominator.

Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, SUM in Other Places August 10, 2015 2 Comments

It’s nice to talk with other people who have diabetes.  It’s even better to laugh with other people who have diabetes, finding some levity in the diabetes moments that seem like they’re shuttling towards chaos.  And a few weeks ago, I had the chance to both talk and laugh (hard) with the Diabetes Dominator herself, Daniele Hargenrader. We talked about…

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Panel: Challenges in Healthcare Leadership.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, SUM in Other Places August 5, 2015 9 Comments

Yesterday, I took part in a panel discussion at the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2017 Convocation at Brown University (say that three times fast … I sure as hell can’t) and part of our discussion was about leadership in the healthcare space. My fellow panelists were folks who were employed in the healthcare arena (Michael Hudson, EVP…

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Alabama Scratches.

Real Life Diabetes August 4, 2015 14 Comments

(Instead of Alabama Shakes?  No?  Might be a bit of a stretch.) Over the last few days, my family and I were in Huntsville and then Birmingham, AL for a friend’s wedding.  The wedding was beautiful, the trip was fun, and mosquitoes have really taken a liking to me. Actually, that’s an understatement.  The mosquitoes made breakfast, lunch, and dinner…

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