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The chronicles of California, part 1

Monday, February 6, 2012

This morning, JoEllen Reed, our West Coast sales rep, and I decided to pop in on a couple of HME providers while we’re in the San Diego area visiting HME manufacturers.

The Lyme & the coconut

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Had dinner with my friend Kellie last night who, when I went to check my blood sugar, was reminded of her recent frustrations with the health care system.

Down the drain: $11,906 worth of insulin

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This will break the hearts of pharmacists, HME providers and patients everywhere. The National Community Pharmacists Association put together a little something called Waste Not, Want Not.

At the diabetes center, they just roll with it

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My diabetes checkup went better than expected. My AIC was 7.7, which is on the high side (she wants it below 7), but she was pleased overall.

Hey, Tootsie. What's your number?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Well, after my blog the other day about how I typically just let the fine folks at the Center for Diabetes download glucose readings from my meter, I realized the meter I have been using doesn't have a download function.

Do I check my sugar? Yes. Do I write it down? Not so much.

Monday, November 7, 2011

I was talking to the folks at the National Community Pharmacists Association last week and the subject of audits, especially for test strips, came up.

Diabetes: Some of us are all too aware

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yesterday, as I was writing this blog, I found myself wondering at my use of the word "awareness." What does it mean, exactly? I worried that it's tossed around all too frequently to cover, well, everything.

Next year, I am going with the tats

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It seems somehow appropriate that Diabetes Awareness Month kicks off after the sugar high that is Halloween. And just for the record, I did give out candy this year (M&Ms and Smarties) along with fake tattoos. I am pleased to say the tattoos went the fastest.

The great CGM experiment


"This thing costs $1,000. Please don't drop it in the toilet. With those words of wisdom, I was ready to go. I had the opportunity in May to use a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for a week. The CGM tracks blood glucose levels 24/7 to pinpoint potentially problematic patterns.