I created Diaboogle in 2007 to help folks search for diabetes-related information.
It uses Google technology but only searches in sites that I've checked out in advance. That means less results, and hopefully no bogus websites.
If you want to keep up with new additions to the Diaboogle list, please like the Diaboogle Facebook page.
Added by Bernard on December 5, 2012 at 2:25pm —
I just got an email from Tandem to say that this super new pump can be ordered starting June 11th.
I just put up a new blog post on the Tandem t:slim. My pump is way past warranty, so I plan to try and get one next week.
Here's a picture of the t:slim that I took recently. It's the first touchscreen insulin pump and smaller than current models. Read …
Added by Bernard on June 8, 2012 at 10:22am —
I listened to a podcast the other day. It was an interview with Usman Haque who found Pachube now called Cosm.com. This website lets you publish data feeds and lets other folks follow/use them.
As an experiment, I'm publishing a manual data feed of the following items: my blood glucose reading; carbs consumed; insulin taken.
Added by Bernard on May 10, 2012 at 12:24pm —
I posted a review of the Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device on my blog last night. In this picture, the existing MultiClix is on top and the FastClix, in black, is underneath.
Overall I like everything… Continue
Added by Bernard on May 8, 2012 at 6:24am —
Some days, it seems like all I do is think about numbers thanks to my diabetes. But the truth is that even on those days, I'm mostly living my life and getting on with things despite (or even because of) diabetes. I hope that's true for most of you. Yes, there are times when it's all about the diabetes, but mostly it's a temporary intruder that introduces hiccups while we get on with whatever we're doing.…
Added by Bernard on September 4, 2011 at 9:08am —
Jessica Apple interviewed me recently, you can find the interview on ASweetLife
. Her interview includes a few photos of me as a teen, hope they don't make you swoon. ;-)
Added by Bernard on March 29, 2011 at 5:33am —
Tonight Manny shared with me a note about a report that estimated the possible costs of diabetes care in 2025. And the numbers are scary. Have a look at my animation of how the incidence of diabetes changes from 2010 to 2015 to 2025, these are based on image from the report website. Watch it through a few times and notice how some how some of the states in 2025 are a dark red (lots of diabetes estimated) that doesn't even appear in last year's map. Those represent states where close to 20%… Continue
Added by Bernard on March 17, 2011 at 9:53pm —
Am I the only one who's tired of Dark Blue, Grey and Black diabetes products? I'm ready to live in a full color 3D world, and I really like my camo blood glucose meter test case.…
Added by Bernard on March 8, 2011 at 7:00pm —
Today is my 38th diaversary. I blogged about it here on DiabetesDaily
I think it's a reason to celebrate. I've come through 38 years living with a frustrating and irritating disease, but I've had a blast along the way. If only I had an ice cream cake to celebrate with!!
Added by Bernard on September 10, 2010 at 3:41pm —
I just posted a review of the new Tiniboy lancets
on my DiabetesDaily blog. It's got pictures showing the size of the Tiniboy versus OneTouch, FreeStyle and BD Ultra-Fine lancets.
Here's a sample picture from the full post showing the Tiniboy on the right compared to a OneTouch UltraSoft lancet on the left. Click on the picture to see a much bigger version - then the difference between the… Continue
Added by Bernard on August 25, 2010 at 7:30pm —
I created a search tool several years ago, that helps find diabetes-related information
. Each time I come across a new site, I look at the contents to make sure it's valid and then add it to the list of sites.
I decided to start blogging weekly about the new sites that I stumble upon. Here's pointers to my last two posts about newly-discovered sites. There are some great
blogs in the lists, please… Continue
Added by Bernard on August 23, 2010 at 5:08am —
On January 20th, 2010, Calibra Medical announced that the FDA had approved their Finesse patch-pen
product. I talked with the marketing manager of Calibra Medical at some length and he gave me full details about the Finesse product. I've posted these on my diabetes technology blog.
In a nutshell, I think this device will be of great interest to people who are using syringes or insulin… Continue
Added by Bernard on March 20, 2010 at 3:37pm —
I got a chance to send some questions to Kris Freeman, who will be in the Winter Olympics for the 3rd time. As well as being a champion cross-country skier, Kris has had type 1 diabetes since 2000.
You can find my interview with Kris
on my diabetes technology blog.
Added by Bernard on February 1, 2010 at 6:26pm —
Finally, I've posted a review of the Bayer Contour USB meter
. Bottom Line: I really liked it, I hope this review is useful to you.
Added by Bernard on January 14, 2010 at 7:51pm —
I just got this email today, I know I'll be watching this one.
Hello Mr. Farrell,
I am writing to update you and once again thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding an episode of "Hannah Montana" in which the character Oliver is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We value Disney Channel's reputation as a trusted destination for kids and parents and we are diligent about fulfilling that responsibility.
As promised, we reviewed the episode with experts… Continue
Added by Bernard on September 10, 2009 at 6:43am —
The Medingo Solo insulin pump was approved recently by the FDA, and Medingo has now published more details about the design and features.
I've put up a blog post about the new Medingo Solo
. I'm fairly impressed by the design and size, but I'm still looking for more details.
So if you're at AADE this week, please let me know if you find out more.
Added by Bernard on August 3, 2009 at 4:54pm —
It's been known for some time that serious wounds can heal more quickly when insulin is applied. I found some old papers on this dating back to 1970!
Now there's some research showing how insulin can be combined with nanodiamonds (these are smaller than microdiamonds) to make it easier to deliver the insulin to the right place.
More, including a nanodiamond picture on my post about… Continue
Added by Bernard on July 31, 2009 at 3:20pm —
If you want to see pictures of guys in tight black suits, or just support my triathlon efforts have a look at the post on my diabetes technology
What did I think, doing a triathlon
at my age. :-)
Added by Bernard on September 23, 2008 at 6:27pm —
I had originally planned to complete a sprint triathlon to raise funds for Dr. Denise Faustman's research
into a type 1 cure. But that one was cancelled due to road flooding.
That was a shame, though training did give me access to beautiful views like this local lake early in the morning.
Fortunately I managed to find another tri (it's almost the end of the season). So a week from today I'll be… Continue
Added by Bernard on September 13, 2008 at 4:00am —
I imagine you've all received several e-mails from various friends over the last month or so. It's that time of year...fund-raising season.
I don't want to be left out of the party, so I'm doing my own personal fund-raiser activity for Dr. Denise Faustman
's research into a type 1 cure.
I'm going to be participating in the Hyannis Sprint II triathlon on September 6th. It's a sprint triathlon so… Continue
Added by Bernard on August 7, 2008 at 8:07am —