No Casper in this Story

Like most people with diabetes, I often find myself disgusted, upset and shaking my head over diabetes publicity, often.  The Crossfit CEO debacle sadness me on so many levels.  When people don’t seem to think the Medicare CGM coverage (lack there of) doesn’t involve them, I can’t fathom how they don’t think it affects ALL of us.  Believe me, it does.  I have about 10 other things I could add to this list off the top of my head, but I won’t.

I was in an Artificial Pancreas Clinical trial.  No news there.  I was asked to share my experience with EverydayHealth.com along with the doctor who oversaw the trial (who is my endocrinologist).  I’ve written about this before.  Yesterday, the story I filmed with Everyday Health posted (is that the word? “posted”?).  Sure my first name is completely botched.  Mangled.  It is far more exotic than my name actually sounds so I’m embracing it.  The pensive look to the Hudson river makes me giggle.  Very deep in thought.  But the thing is, it is stories like this, stories that help explain diabetes and where things are going that give ME hope.  I am glad to see the incredible minds from UVA and Mount Sinai getting credit.  I love that this is positive.  I love that this EXPLAINS and educates.  I love that I can send this to people who have donated to JDRF and explain that a JDRF grant made this clinical trial possible.  I love that TypeZero technologies exists.  I love that there is a video on the internet where I pretty much admit to wanting to be a klepto.

Here you go:

Diabetes?  Now there’s An App for that. 

So take THAT, negativity.

Thank you to all the people who devote their time and energy to getting this technology closer to reality.

What a week!  Hello Blue Moon!

Buenos dias, mi amigos!

 

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