By MikeH on January 30, 2015
Welcome to our monthly roundup of outstanding blog posts from across the Diabetes Online Community (DOC). While much of the country is going through another cold snap and some of our friends on the East Coast are maneuvering massive snow, we're happy to send some warm fuzzies to those providing DOC highlights that caught our eye in January.
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NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Way for Better CGM Data Sharing
Snail Poisons Fish with Insulin
A New Square Patch Insulin Pump
By MikeH on January 29, 2015
On Jan. 22, fellow type 1 Adam Lasher appeared on American Idol before a three-celeb panel to play guitar and sing an original tune, breezing through to the next round while also showing off his black Dexcom G4 CGM clipped to his guitar strap. They even joked about his 'Robotic Pancreas," bringing some D-Awareness to national TV!
By MikeH on January 28, 2015
If you want your Dexcom G4 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to talk to your smartphone and be able to share real-time data from anywhere, then this recent news from the FDA is something you'll definitely be interested in. At the end of last week, the FDA approved Dexcom's new SHARE Direct system...
By MikeH on January 27, 2015
I am no longer surprised by the delays and lack of common sense from those who send me diabetes supplies. Really, it's become an expectation that chaos and frustration are par for the course every time I try to fill a prescription by mail order. My latest mail order nightmare involves the notorious Express Scripts, the third-party benefits manager that my insurer Anthem BCBS requires me to go through.
By AmyT on January 26, 2015
If you are of the female persuasion, and happen to have diabetes, you will not want to miss this book! "A Woman's Guide to Diabetes: A Path to Wellness" by Dr. Nat Strand and Brandy Barnes may possibly be my favorite-ever guidebook published by the American Diabetes Association.
By MikeH on January 25, 2015
It's time for our weekly diabetes cartoon! This Sunday, illustrator Gareth Morgan has some fun with how "they" talk about meters and how we think of these diabetes devices...