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May 23, 2015
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Because I apparently have a lot of free time on my hands and because I’m remarkably immature, I offer my first installment of a series I will call, “Typo.” If you’re like me, you might be lazy. You might have a pile of clean clothes on the side of your bed the size of an igloo that you promised your wife you’d put away weeks ago. You might also shorten words because one-syllable words are way easier to say than two. I often refer to Dexcom as Dex.... (READ MORE)

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Baby’s Day Out

“Why aren’t you freaking out?” Susanne asked me, as she stuffed the seventy-ninth juice box into Charlie’s drawstring bag to add to the 1000-count container of grape glucose tabs. The weight of the bag dropped him to the floor like an anchor and he scrambled around on his back like a crab. “Aren’t you nervous???” “Yeah, I’m nervous,” I said, although it didn’t sound as if I was. I fiddled with my phone, making swift visits to Instagram... (READ MORE)

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Google is Getting Serious about Sensor Technology by Acquiring Patent for Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens

Google recently received a patent for a new innovative contact lens that will be designed to monitor user’s glucose levels. The patent was applied for back in September of 2012 and was eventually granted on March 24th of this year. The patent, discovered by WebProNews, does not specifically reflect a final design of the lens but does explain some of the logistics regarding the project. The specifics of the patent describe how the lens will be constructed and utilized. The device... (READ MORE)

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Comedy Hour Last week, kids in Pennsylvania took standardized state exams called the Keystones. On what would be one of his busiest days of testing, he told Susanne and me that he had a case of large keystones. Get it? Keystones. It all seemed funny at the time. But then I watched via NightScout, as he spent the whole morning in the mid- to upper-300s. Hi. My Name is Carey and... (READ MORE)

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Obsessively, Compulsively a D-Parent - Blog Week Day 3

The topic for Day 3 of Diabetes Blog Week is “Clean it Out.” Yesterday we kept stuff in, so today let's clear stuff out. What is in your diabetic closet that needs to be cleaned out? This can be an actual physical belonging, or it can be something you're mentally or emotionally hanging on to. Why are you keeping it and why do you need to get rid of it? My mental diabetes closet door would be hard to close. When opened, a million numbers... (READ MORE)

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Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life.   (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski
Michelle Kowalski Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes.   (Read More)
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