Random links for ThursdayI came across a report much earlier in the year that I forgot to tell you about. It's published by the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI), and is titled Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Innovation in the Management of Diabetes(PDF). Although it was published in 2005, the contents are still very relevant.
Don't be put off by it's length, the real information is within the first 40 pages. It's a readable and informative document. And the Significant Barriers to Adoption that are covered starting on page 35 are still here today. It's worth reading.
If you're a regular reader, you know that I created the Diabetes Search Engine that uses Google technology to let you search over 800 sites that are all related to diabetes.
I add new sites to the engine list many times a week. And I decided that I'll occasionally post a list of the ten sites that I've most recently added. If you haven't already tried the engine out, I think you'll find it very useful. All advertising raised goes to support Dr. Faustman's research for a Type 1 diabetes cure.
I hope you'll check out some of these sites. I had a hard time stopping at the first ten!
InsulIndependence.org is "a worldwide project aimed at changing diabetic lives through adventure travel, educational outreach, and web-based community support."
so much sweeter is a fairly new blog from Carly. She's a graphic designer from PA, and she's the proud wearer of an OmniPod.
The Biggs Picture is a blog from Angela. Like many oph us she struggles with diabetes and technology. She seems to like kitties.
D.A.D. Innovations is a startup company that makes and sells diabetic driver car window decals and other handy products. The company was founded by Lisa, who's dad has diabetes.
Trying To Be Human is a blog from Araby62. "Various and sundry thoughts on living with type 1 diabetes from a thirtysomething wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and lady-in-waiting to a certain feline."
The Diabetic Domestic Diva is a blog from Windy who has type 1 diabetes and also wears a Dexcom.
Dodging Diabetes Charity Dodgeball Tournament. I think the name is obvious. This is the 3rd annual one and it happens in Bethesda, Maryland. They're looking for participants and sponsors.
Confessions of a Starbucks Addict is a blog from Aurica in Kent, Washington.
The Diabetic Runner Challenge is a site that challenges you to run and raise awareness of diabetes and the upcoming 2nd World Diabetes Day in November.
Camp Possibilities is a camp for "children with diabetes between the ages of 7 and 15 who, due to the complexity of their disease, often do not get the chance to go to a summer camp". It's in Darlington, MD.
If I don't talk with you before then, have a great weekend!