Diabetes survival gear

Shortly after I was diagnosed I was given a free meter by the hospital. It was a big bulky thing that required a bucket of blood and a day to register a reading. Since them I have purchased the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter (one for home and one for travel) from Abbott Laboratories. It…

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People with diabetes use iPods.

Amy Tenderich, author of the Diabetes Mine web log, wrote an open letter to Steve Jobs requesting his help in getting diabetes device manufacturers to incorporate more industrial design in their products. Diabetes test and monitoring devices tend to be bulky and ugly. The kind of thing you'd expect Microsoft to design. Some of the…

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Medical ID bracelet

I have not posted in quite some time. Caught up in the hustle of living. Someone suggested that I get a medical ID bracelet so I did. I am allergic to North American tree pollen and moulds especially penicillin so I got my allergies as well as my diabetes info printed on the front. I…

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