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Medical ID Jewelry
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A couple of weeks ago, my amazing hubby bought me one of my most important accessories for our 6-month anniversary. It’s not from Tiffany’s, but it is a lot more useful than a pretty blue box. Being a Type 1 diabetic that is constantly on the go, it was a medical ID / emergency bracelet that includes important life-or-death information: my name, (2) ICE phone numbers, and my medical condition...

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Follow The Money…
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As the saying from All The President’s Men holds, if you want to get to the bottom of something, “follow the money.” In the latest quarterly report from Medtronic, I noticed this largest multinational company had recently funded Glooko, a type 1 diabetes monitoring software. Along with Medtronic, IBM Watson Health, an extension of IBM, participated in the $16.5 million Series B funding. As I was curious to see what Medtronic...

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National Donut Day!
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In my former pre-diabetic life, today was one of my favorite days! No, not really… okay, maybe a little bit. : ) I mean, doesn’t everyone love a big, sugary donut?! As I grew older (and wiser), this love turned to lust. The initial feeling of a great donut is wonderful, but its after effects are brutal! Over the years, I learned that the crash from a...

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Finger Prickin’
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During my last Doctor’s visit, he made the comment that I’m testing my blood sugar levels quite frequently. The Glooko app also confirmed my constant finger pricking, as I’m averaging a little over 9 pricks a day. Ouch! Good thing I have good health insurance, as buying these test strips without a prescription are over $1 a strip! Yes, these frequent finger pricks hurt (sometimes more than others) and make...

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Going “Goo Goo” for Glooko!
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A couple of weeks ago, my husband discovered the diabetes software – Glooko – on the Internet. Founded in 2010, Glooko’s innovative app allows both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics to analyze their blood sugar levels more efficiently. Wave goodbye to manually entering blood sugar readings in your logbook – or waiting until your next doctor’s visit to review your blood sugar readings! We can now collect,...

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