We're already a quarter way through 2012! Hopefully that means Spring will be arriving any day now... In the meantime, let's take a look at some of our favorite blog posts from the last month, in no particular order:
Even after years of living with diabetes, Shannon finds herself embracing some things she never quite got a handle on. Like many of us, she considers herself a work in progress.
Jacquie Paul Wojick is having her first "bigger picture" experience viewing her CGM data. Check out the CGM data image she calls "Still Life with Dead Pancreas" — it's an instant classic!
Another great image: D-flasher by Karen Hoffman. Oh, the weird places we have to do diabetes stuff!
NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
Snail Uses Insulin to Poison Fish
New study shows these slow-moving creatures use toxic form of insulin to capture prey.
A New Square Patch Insulin Pump
Israeli company developing new reusable square insulin pump that has Bluetooth for smartphone communication.
Mr. Ninjabetic George is back on the DexCom, and has a new scratch-free system he loves (is that a pink cover we see in his post?). Not to mention a new USB-powered mini fridge for his favorite diet sodas! (Need one!!)
New DOC member Russell Stamets has a great metaphor going on: "Ocean waves are like the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or blood sugar readings. How we transition from one to the next determines the rate of our steady progress and minimizes damage!"
Kelly Kunik wonders what to do with all the extra tubing when she finds herself changing an insulin pump site before her reservoir is empty. I normally throw it out, but others are chiming in with different thoughts.
It can be hard to bring up questions with your doctor, especially if you're used to just following along. Bob Pederson shares his pursuit of patient empowerment... We're behind you 1000%, Bob!
Diabetes management can feel like a job with no recognition, no holiday, and no raise! Will Ryan has some suggestions for getting a little praise for all your hard work. You deserve it!
Parents often have to make the decision for their children about who should know about their diabetes, and Pam Osborne explains who she chooses to tell about her daughter's diabetes.
Have you been following our advice columnist, Wil Dubois, and his adventures with Medtronic MySentry? If not, head on over for the most in-depth review you'll ever see.
There's no shortage of blame when it comes to a diabetes diagnosis, but Wendy takes misconceptions head-on by explaining to an acquaintance just how type 1 diabetes works!
Out of the mouths of babes... Michele shares a conversation where here daughter announces she wants to have type 1 diabetes.
We share our favorites every month, but we want to include yours too! Please send along your D-post picks for the month of April to us via email. We look forward to hearing from y'all.