AskNadia: Need Printed Insulin Pump Manual

I want to get a replacement manual for my daughter’s insulin pump. I don’t want an on-line version. I want the paper booklet. Karen South Hamilton MA Hello Karen, You can call the insulin pump company directly at their 800 number and request a manual to be mailed to you. I have listed all the phone numbers and their links as a reference source for

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AskNadia: North Carolina Devastated by Hurricane and in Need of Diabetes Supplies

Dear Nadia,  Our neighbors in North Carolina and those who have diabetes have been devastated. They literally LOST EVERYTHING! We are receiving numerous request for assistance with Medtronic, Animas and Omni Pod insulin pump supplies. We need these items donated to us so we can give them to the diabetics who have been affected by this disaster.  Thank you All ! Charles Ray, III/President CR3

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Tips On Putting Fear In Its Place Once And For All

By Jim Hjort RightLifeProject.com. Let’s face it; everyone has something they are afraid of, whether it is a fear of heights, public speaking, social gatherings, or going to the dentist.  Fear can be debilitating and prevent people from living life to its fullest, both personally and professionally. It’s time to put fear in its place once and for all! Check out these tips to learn how

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Study Shows Promise for Artificial Pancreas

Insulin pump maker Animas has taken another step toward perfecting (and hopefully putting on sale) the first artificial pancreas. The company doesn’t call it anything that clear-cut, instead referring to the device as “a closed-loop insulin delivery system.” Whatever you call it, the system is based on a simple concept. What if you could make your insulin pump talk to your continuous blood glucose monitor?

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Type 1 Diabetes: Quick and Easy Does It With New Web-Based Insulin Pump App

Now people with diabetes can display data from their insulin pumps and supported blood glucose maters thanks to the t:connect diabetes management application from Tandem Diabetes that received approval from the Food and Drug Administration in February. The app, which works with most Internet browsers and is compatible with both Macs and PCs, enables users and their healthcare providers to quickly identify important information and

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Crystal Bowersox: Striving to Live Without Limitations

Nobody thought for even a second that Crystal Bowersox’s second-place finish on “American Idol 2010” meant that the 26-year-old was headed back to her native Elliston, Ohio, to resume a quiet life. Instead, she moved 2,000 miles west to a new home in Los Angeles and quickly began a hectic round of recording studio sessions and public appearances. Today, along with her always frantic schedule,

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Traveling With Diabetes

My diabetes and I have traveled a lot of miles together in nineteen years. Racing Ironman triathlons in Australia, Europe, the Carribean and all over North America, climbing and camping at the top of 14,000 foot Mt. Whitney, and of course dozens of family vacations and business trips. Packing equipment and supplies for an Ironman triathlon and 3 weeks in Australia requires a bit of

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Children with Diabetes, You Are My True Inspiration

Jay Hewitt is 41 years old and has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1991. He is an elite Ironman triathlete (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run) and three-time member of the U.S. National Team for Long Course Triathlon. He is a lawyer, the father of a 16-month-old daughter, and a motivational speaker. He speaks to people with diabetes and others

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Incorporating Exercise Into a Busy Life

I would exercise if I had more time… if I had a health club membership… if it didn’t hurt so much… if I knew what exercises to do… if I could do it with my family… if I could control my blood sugar… Have you ever said anything like that? I have. Yes, I race the Ironman triathlon, but I also live in the real

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Diabetes Heroes Come In All Ages

Last summer, I led the third annual swim-run biathlon for the Barton Center for Diabetes Education, which hosts two Massachusetts camps for children with type 1-Camp Joslin for boys and Camp Clara Barton for girls. It was at Camp Joslin that I met a memorable eight-year-old boy who exemplifies what being a diabetes hero is all about. I’ll call him “Adam.’ I spent a lot

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