Just a heads-up that today is a very special day for the convergence of diabetes and technology: Computer Zen wizard Scott Hanselman (ca. 20 years Type 1) is documenting his "day with diabetes" blow-by-blow using the nifty new net-tracking tool, Twitter.
The idea was to "give folks who don't think about diabetes a little insight into how often I, and 20 million others, either do, or should, be thinking about their diabetes. I'd also like you to imagine if a small child had this disease, and how a parent of a small child deals with it," Hanselman writes.
At my check-in time, 8:54am Pacific, our man was reporting: "Out of the shower, reconnecting the insulin pump tube to me. The tube is 43" long. The pump has 4 days worth of insulin."
Check it out, People. Maybe the best thing going since Justin.tv? :)
****** UPDATE: ******
Regarding results, Scott has reported that he hit the front page of Twitter.com, has a possible news article coming out in The Oregonian, and he raised another $2000 dollars toward diabetes research. Nice job, everyone!
Since our team is busy preparing for our DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange and 2016 Innovation Summit at the end of next week, we thought this would be a nice moment for a little "Throwback Thursday" reminding us of just how far diabetes technology has...
Today, as we greet the Holiday Season, we're happy to welcome D-Dad and advocate Tom Karlya to tell us all about the annual Santa letter-writing campaign in the name of diabetes. Yep, you heard right. The Florida-based Diabetes Research Institute ...
Being Thanksgiving, we hope you're also taking it easy and enjoying some time off with friends and family today.Of course, our diabetes never takes a holiday, so here are a few specific "Thanksgiving and Diabetes" resources that might come in hand...
We're just about to hit November, the big National Diabetes Awareness Month! But before we do, let's all take a moment to appreciate what this past month of October has brought us from the Diabetes Online Community (DOC). Despite today's Hallowee...
Here's a joke: Why did the person with diabetes cross the road? Yup, that would totally motivate us to cross the road, too -- especially if our blood sugar's Low!Thanks to the artistic Gareth Morgan, a fellow type 1 "across the pond" in England...