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Why Accuracy Matters.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos By September 3, 2013 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

Glucose meter results matter because our lives matter.   Why does accuracy matter to you? You might also like: Perspectives on Diabetes: Why Children with Diabetes Matters. Masterlab: Tides are Rising. 5,000 Names Needed. Diabetes Access Matters.

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5,000 Names Needed.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes By August 30, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 14 Comments

There’s a petition circulating to add diabetes as a disease topic to be discussed over the next five years.  Diabetes, despite the number of people touched by it, isn’t on the list. Yet.  If we can gain 5,000 signatures on this petition, we have a better chance of adding diabetes to the discussion docket, helping improve the lives of those…

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Diabetes Art Day: Strip Safely Edition.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes By August 26, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 2 Comments

A long weekend’s worth of test strips for the Diabetes Art Day:  Strip Safely edition. Managing a disease and making medication decisions based on data that’s built on shifting sand is scary. You might also like: Strip Safely: Managing Expectations. Strip Safely: Taking to Twitter. It’s Just a Blood Sugar Check. You Don’t Look Like You Should Have Diabetes.

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Strip Safely: Taking to Twitter.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By August 21, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

(Note that the banner looks like a test strip.  Clever, eh?) Wednesdays are usually a diabetes-heavy night on Twitter, since it’s the night that the #DSMA conversation takes place (at 9 pm EST – check out the #DSMA webpage for info, and for tips on joining the conversation, click through to this post on Diabetes and Twitter).  Lots of #diabetes…

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Roulette.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy By August 16, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 3 Comments

I test my blood sugars between 8 – 15 times per day, depending on trends, travel, exercise, food, and other variables.  I correct highs.  I treat lows.  I make a lot of decisions based on these numbers, and it scares the hell out of me to think that they might not be right. Food for thought. You might also like:…

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