Diabetes and iPhone: Another App Article?

Yeah, I know. For those of you who are tech-savvy and who read more than a few diabetes Web sites or blogs, and especially those of you who may have an iPhone or iPod touch, you’re probably thinking, “Oh no, not another list of those few applications out there that require too much manual data entry.” Don’t worry. It is not my intention to review the few applications out there — “apps” for short, by the way (for the uninitiated) — that are already in existence…
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Product Review: WaveSense Jazz Blood Glucose Meter

A few months ago, I was asked if I’d be interested in reviewing the new no-code WaveSense Jazz blood glucose monitoring system in one of my weekly blog entries. I said sure, why not. I mean, I’m not under any contractual obligation to review diabetes products, but the prospect of both free stuff and of getting to play with gadgets appeals to me. Read More “Product Review: WaveSense Jazz Blood Glucose Meter”

Priming the (Insulin) Pump

First, know that this week’s blog entry won’t satisfy you if you’ve clicked on this page in hope of reading cold, hard facts on insulin pumping. Second, I’ve got a disclaimer for you: I’m not a pump expert, and because I am not a certified diabetes educator, a medical doctor, or Dean Kamen, I want to make it quite clear that I offer no medical advice or advocate any particular method of delivering insulin. Read More “Priming the (Insulin) Pump”

Freedom at the End of a Leash

Some time after I started using an insulin pump, my endocrinologist (or “endo,” as I call him) asked me what I liked best about it.

“I can scrub the front porch whenever I want,” I responded after some thought.

It may sound like a strange answer, but it pretty much summed up the new flexibility I gained when I went from multiple daily injections to pumping. Read More “Freedom at the End of a Leash”

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