Words Can Hurt
Have you seen this Geico advertisement about words can hurt? Geico is associated with interesting and innovative advertisement, but this one really hit home with me this week. I suppose it hit home for a variety of reasons. Diabetes is one of them but it is really more than that. …Continue
Five things I want to tell my younger self
There is an awesome project being featured in various venues around the world by the Maine photography artist Trent Bell. Mr. Bell primarily known as an architectural photographer artist had a friend who was sentenced to 36 years in prison. It got Mr. Bell to thinking about what if anything long time prisoners might write to their…Continue
Consensus Conference on glucose monitoring, patient input needed!
Emily Coles has this discussion running and I think it will be a hot topic (or I hope it is). The link to her post is:…
Children and A1c targets
Two articles have appeared less than 2 years about children and A1c targets. The first appeared in January, 2013. It warns parents and medical staff that “only approximately one-third of participants (in a study of over 60,000) met the age speciﬁc ADA and ISPAD targets for HbA1c. Although the majority of participants did meet…Continue
The price of vaccines!!
You might remember our friend (I use the term loosely) Elisabeth Rosenthal the medical reporter for the New York Times who wrote a rather biased piece about medical technology, (aimed really at diabetes medical technology) a few months ago (Rosenthal, 2014a). The article set off a bit of a fire storm in this community and I for…