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Bright Spots & Landmines: An Interview with Adam Brown

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes May 23, 2017 1 Comment

Adam Brown has written a new – TERRIFIC – book for the diabetes community, full of the same brilliant, actionable advice that we’ve come to happily expect from his diaTribe columns.  His book, Bright Spots & Landmines, is billed as “the diabetes guide I wish someone had handed me,” and that sentiment is absolutely correct.  This book is a powerful tool that people living…

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#DOCasksFDA – Your Feedback is Needed, DOC!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community October 16, 2014 5 Comments

THIS IS THE LINK TO THE SURVEY.  Read below for more information on the virtual discussion between the diabetes community and the FDA, and how your input will shape that discussion, and potentially our future. “On November 3 from 1pm-4pm EDT, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the diabetes community will host an unprecedented event to discuss unmet needs…

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CGM in the Cloud and All Over the Web.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Robot Life September 25, 2014 5 Comments

diaTribe has posted a new column about CGM in the Cloud and the why (and why not) of clouding your Dexcom data, and thanks to a lot of input from people in the diabetes community, there are a dozen different perspectives.  Click over to diaTribe for a read. And diaTribe isn’t the only site talking about CGM in the Cloud…

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Go Bionic: Ed Damiano, Clara Barton Camp, and How the Bionic Pancreas “Really Works.”

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life July 30, 2014 38 Comments

During my visit to Clara Barton Camp yesterday, I heard the same sentiment over and over again from the kids wearing the bionic pancreas:  “It works.” “It was weird not to touch the buttons when it beeped,” Addy said, an 11 year old camper at Clara Barton Camp who has been living with type 1 diabetes since she was two. …

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The Art of Compliance.

Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, SUM in Other Places April 3, 2014 14 Comments

Is the word “compliance” frightfully out-dated? Or misunderstood? This month, “compliance” is the word under investigation over at diaTribe, with some crowd-sourced input from fellow people with diabetes, stemming from the Facebook question, “As people with diabetes, how does the word ‘compliance’ strike you? (Positively? Negatively? Apathetically?)” “As with everything related to diabetes, your mileage may vary, and the concept…

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Link Circus.

Diabetes Online Community May 30, 2013 2 Comments

My email inbox is swollen with resources and links and stuff to share, so I’m plunking it all down here before I forget.  Yes, that’s my system: I’ve been following Kelly Close’s experience on the artificial pancreas with great interest, and you can, too, by checking out her Twitter feed.  The photos and video are amazing. There is so much…

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