I'm writing this at 3am, sleepless with a nasty stomach ache. Something just doesn't feel right. Usually insomnia is my favorite excuse to hunch over the keyboard, pontificating on all variety of diabetes-related topics. But as Dee so eloquently points out, it all seems ridiculously trivial in the face of Katrina's aftermath. All those people just beginning to piece their ravaged lives back together... what's happening out there?
* An astounding number of Web sites have appeared to help reunite families torn apart by Katrina.
* Michael Jackson is preparing to record a song for Katrina victims.
* The economy reverberates as Katrina cuts US demand for oil.
* But Greenspan says Katrina is more likely to cause inflation than an economic slowdown.
* Bush is sending Cheney out to "assess our recovery efforts" on the disaster, as plenty begin to skewer him for failing.
* Meanwhile, children with diabetes caught in the disaster are not faring well.
* Thankfully, lots of good folks in the diabetes and medical community at large are working hard to get help where it needs to go. See Tiffany's roundup. Even the ADA is finally getting into the act.
It's never too late to care.
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