Browsing Date

September 2015

Guest Post and Giveaway: Overcoming Diabetes Overwhelmus.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support September 30, 2015 16 Comments

Today, I am honored to have Susan Weiner and Paula Ford-Martin contributing a guest post to SUM, writing about diabetes burnout and their new book, Diabetes 365: Tips for Living Well.  I’m pretty biased, as I used to work for Paula at dLife (and with Susan), but their book and their message are a tremendous resource for newly diagnosed and…

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Care What the Community Thinks, Not What the Community Buys.

Uncategorized September 29, 2015 1 Comment

[I have a working relationship with Animas. My disclosures are here; please read them.] During the middle of one of our discussion sessions, Daniela D’Onofrio let fly a statement that defined the whole blogger summit for me: “Care what the community thinks, not what the community buys.” Last week, the European Animas team brought a group of diabetes advocates together…

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Lower Arm Real Estate.

Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life September 28, 2015 7 Comments

“Rotating sites?  Hell yeah, I rotate.” … sort of. I’m good about rotating my pump and CGM (continuous glucose monitor) sites, but I’m decent, at best, about exploring new real estate.  Most of the time, I use my outer thigh or lower back/hips for my CGM, going back and forth between those four areas.  This sounds like proper rotating, in…

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No Hiding It.

Uncategorized September 23, 2015 1 Comment

“So that’s a …” and her question trailed off with a note of empathy and curiosity, her hand gesturing towards the Dexcom sensor on my body. In the summer time, I can most often be found either on an airplane headed somewhere for work or on the beach, pretending not to work. (There appears to be no in-between. And I’ll…

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Reaching the Summit.

Diabetes Online Community, Traveling September 21, 2015 1 Comment

Last week, I was in Sweden for work, for the fourth annual blogger summit that Animas hosts during the EASD conference.  (Here’s a look at the first summit, and the second one, and last year. And here’s a look at my disclosures, as my work with Animas is what brings me to these different places.)  I’m in the process of…

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