Thankfully, many readers send me emails when they hear about something newsworthy/ different/ fun/ controversial/ or quirky in the world of diabetes. Thank you! And keep those tips coming, pahhhleeese, People.
Today, from the mailbag, three items that I simply had to share:
New OneTouch Delica Lancing Device
This one's so new it doesn't even appear on the JNJ OneTouch website yet — but appears to available via DiabeticPromotions.
According to my reader tip: "At first glance, it seems like a second-generation of the OneTouch UltraMini lancing device with the depth selector placed at the back instead of mid-body... Lifescan may be trying to compete against all the other newer, more expensive lancing devices on the market with this new proprietary mini-lancet."
Considering the popularity of Roche's Accu-Chek Multiclix lancer, I'm willing to bet many patients would kill (figuratively speaking) for a product that's essentially a miniaturized version.
A Dress for Pumpers
A woman named Lindsay writes:
"As someone who has worn a pump for more than a decade, I have steadily watched the number of dresses I wear dwindle to near zero - there is just no where to put the pump in a dress... However, much to my delight there is now a dress available that accommodates a pump."
The lines of the dress and size of the pocket make it work, she explains, and she simply cuts a small hole in the pocket and feeds the pump tubing through it. Easy-peasy.
This is not new at all, having first appeared in the late 1930's, but just as intriguing today, IMHO. Apparently a certain Dr. Helen Megaw, (1907-2002) led a "Pattern Group" at the 1951 Festival of Britain, where diagrams of atomic structures were used as inspiration for wallpaper, curtains, laminates, carpets, dress fabrics, ties and crockery. This floral-looking motif was inspired by researcher Dorothy Hodgkin's contour map of insulin.
Poking around a bit, I also found this. Any PWDs out there currently redecorating? (besides me?)