Thursday, March 6, 2014
On your marks. Get set...
We're starting off with A new discovery in stem cells in Japan. Check it!
Have you heard of the Asante's "snap pump?" It recently partnered with Tidepool to bring patients better access to their data. A win win all around.
Finally! The FDA has approved the Dexcom G4 for pediatric use. Children from 2 to 17 now have the green light. (Can't wait for that approval for Medtronic's Enlite system!)
Billed as a tool for kids, but absolutely useful for adults with T1, Novo Nordisk hit it out of the park with their brand new, redesigned Insulin Pen. Finally, a record of when someone took a shot, and how much they gave themselves!
The Strip Safely Campaign asks you, "Do you have 2 minutes to help shape the future of accurate diabetes testing?" If you do, Bennet lays out clearly how you can be instrumental in helping make a difference!
Kerri Sparling's new book "Balancing Diabetes" has now officially hit the shelves! Word on the street is it's the bomb! It's burning a hole in my laptop just waiting to be read! Can't wait!
Do you ever plan on flying with an insulin pump on board? Melissa gives us information you might not know about bubble issues and pumps while flying. A must read!
Take this 2 minute quiz and Novo Nordisk will donate money to the Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates. How much do you know about diabetes?
The new Medtronic Iports are now available in the US. For children on shots, this will provide the much needed respite from so many pokes!
Lastly, here is an awesome info graphic Mike Lawson made to show us the power of sharing. The Spare a Rose initiative was a booming success this year because people like you did something as simple as share.
Tomorrow is FRIDAY! Start those engines!
Monday, March 3, 2014
My boys are growing up.
Brave face: ON.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I want you to know that I believe what I wrote to these children. Too often I don't contribute, because I believe my contribution will be too small to be noticed. Imagine if we all stopped thinking like that. Imagine everyone, all of us, doing small things everyday to contribute. I can scarcely imagine what a wonderful world this would be.
It's time to do our part. "There is no such thing as small change."
Friday, February 21, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
If that isn't winning, I don't know what is.
Dozens of people shared my post and didn't leave a comment on the original post. In fairness, I could only pick a winner that left a comment. As Mean Scott would say, "RULES!"
I put the numbers one through twenty four through the random generator and out came:
Sarah of the Ethan and Isaac Show has won!!!
Here are your spoils! Since Medtronic sent me double of things, I thought I would have two winners. But Sarah has two young sons, and don't they both deserve a Lenny? Also, Sarah's son and her husband have Type 1. Don't they both deserve a water bottle?
So Sarah gets ALL THE THINGS!
Two Medtronic Water Bottles.
Two little Lenny the Lions.
Glucolift Glucose tabs.
Unicorn key caps. (Unicorn being one of the DOC mascots.)
Two of our family favorites, The Princess Bride and The Sandlot.
A photo album.
A "LOVE YOU MORE" sign. 'Cause yeah, I love Sarah more.
Raising Teens with Diabetes. (One day your little guy will be a teen. AND I wrote a sidebar in it!)
Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring by the one and only Francine Kaufman.
A Medtronic tote bag.
It's a win/win for everyone. Many lives will be touched because of the generosity of all of you and your willingness to share and get the word out!
I hope all this goodness circles back to you! Have a wonderful week, everyone!
(Also, thank you Medtronic for your generosity!!)
Thursday, February 13, 2014
(Also, today is the day we're wrapping up the Spare A Rose Campaign. Please read THIS post and direct as many of your friends as possible to sparearose.org. When you're done, leave a comment on the aforementioned post to enter to win a box of love. HINT: Little Lenny is involved! Thank you!)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
When my boys were little, they always wore their pumps in a pump pack, or a spibelt. When they got older, they all simply put them in their pockets.