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Sowing the seeds

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Over the past couple of years, I have gotten more and more into eating whole, fresh foods. Sunday afternoon, I took it a step further.

I started a veggie garden. Which for a girl who hates the feeling of dirt under her well-manicured nails is pretty impressive, if I may say so myself.

It's not about the mashies

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Last week, in anticipation of a celebratory dinner (yay, we survived Medtrade), my coworkers were talking about how they weren't going to eat much that day so they could, well, stuff themselves at the restaurant.

Meet Wayne.

Monday, November 21, 2011

OK. Providers have all heard that they need to get the beneficiaries involved on HME issues, like, say, competitive bidding.

While I agree with that, I have a feeling that there's an obstacle there: the beneficiaries themselves.

World Diabetes Day and a history lesson

Monday, November 14, 2011

If you ask people what the greatest invention of the 20th century was, you'll get a host of answers: the Internet, cell phones, White Out.

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.

The great CGM experiment concludes

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Last week, I commented on how high-maintenance the CGM could be but on Friday afternoon, as I was getting ready to leave my office to drive to Borders, I was thinking "I should check my blood sugar before I get behind the wheel." Then I realized I didn't have to.

Say hello to my little friend

Friday, May 20, 2011

Aside from some momentary confusion this morning at 5 a.m. (and really, who isn't confused at that hour?) when I mixed up my regular meter with the CGM, it was a fairly uneventful night. That is, if you don't mind be squawked at several times to check your blood sugar (for the record, one low).