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Consensus Conference on glucose monitoring, patient input needed!

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: http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/consensus-conference-on-glucose-monitoring-patient-input-needed She is seeking comments related to a pending FDA conference to generate a combined system of…See More
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At 6:06pm on July 23, 2014, trauts said…
Thanks for the congrats on being Featured Member. I haven't been on much this week, so I'm a little embarrassed by it. Oh well, grin and bare it! :)
At 4:03am on July 23, 2014, merna1999ms said…
You're welcome and I'm really glad to be your new cool friend
At 9:03am on July 22, 2014, Daisynyc said…

Thanks for the welcome - overwhelmed right now but looking forward to checking and and giving/getting support.

At 12:22am on July 22, 2014, merna1999ms said…

thanks alot Rick, if i have any questions i'll come to you :)

At 9:38am on July 21, 2014, Betty J said…

Thank you Rich you sound cool too.

At 9:38am on July 20, 2014, Betty J said…

Thank you Rick...I wish you good health.

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Thank you for your kind words and a warm welcome. I will definitely explore the site and hope to become more active soon.

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Thank you for the birthday wishes! I had perfect weather the day after my birthday, and hit the beach. Thanks again! :)

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Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, man!!

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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nothing really
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June 21, 1974
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Shots, Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
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medtronic
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Consensus Conference on glucose monitoring, patient input needed!

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:00am 0 Comments

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:…



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Children and A1c targets

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:30am 3 Comments

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…

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The price of vaccines!!

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 4:30am 2 Comments

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…

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What would I change about diabetes?

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 7:00am 3 Comments

What would I change about diabetes?



Not one thing. I know that sounds crazy right? I mean surely all diabetics would change something about our disease? Not me. I would not change a thing.

You have got to love the unpredictability, the sudden changes, the no rhyme or reason that comes with this disease. The lows, the highs, the times the…

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Saturday night June 5/6 2014 in Indianapolis

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 5:00am 1 Comment

Saturday night June 5/6 2014 in Indianapolis



This blog is not about diabetes. I am sorry to write it here, but this is where I blog and I am afraid this topic is so important that I just cannot ignore it. Over this past weekend Indianapolis experienced two incidences of violence that simply have taken my breath away.…



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