{Type 1 Tuesday} 01.15.13

by Leighann on January 15, 2013

I’m happy to announce the return of Type 1 Tuesday, which is a round up of blog posts and articles that I found interesting, informational, poignant, or moving. Have you read (or written!) a great post or article? Please let me know and I may include it in a future edition of Type 1 Tuesday.

13 in 13 Type 1 Diabetes Tuesday

D-Mom Blog Type 1 TuesdayFeatured D-Blogs of the Week

Here are some of my favorite posts I have read recently:

The Butter Compartment Type 1 Diabetes + Food & Body Issues + Social Media + Creativity = VIAL Project Lee Ann Thill, creator of Diabetes Art Day and the World Diabetes Day Postcard exchange, shares her project that is part of her doctoral research. I’ll be very interested in her results because I think it’s far to easy for type 1 girls in particular to develop body/food issues given the emphasis on food and self-regulation that diabetes management requires.

DiabetesMine Ask D’Mine: A1c Follies Very interesting explanations from Wil Dubois about A1c tests and what could cause them to be off. I’ve long said that Q’s A1c doesn’t match up with her meter average.

Diabetes Forecast 2013 Consumer Guide Looking for product suggestions? Here is the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Forecast magazine’s annual guide to diabetes-related products and technology.

Girl with the Portable Pancreas New Good Reads Stacey highlights several books written by members of the the Diabetes Online Community (DOC).

Featured Video of the Week

I love that Henry talks to Mr. Bee. So cute.

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As a note, I’m not sure which meter they are using, but for many meters when they time out, you can reinsert the same test strip rather than having to waste it and get a new one. Also, we are big fans of hand washing over using alcohol swabs. First off, alcohol swabs can be very drying, which can sometimes make finger poking painful. Second, with hand washing all fingers are clean and you don’t have to remember which one got washed off. Also, blowing on it introduces germs, so I think most medical people suggest waving your hand to dry sites, etc. rather than blowing. Of course with all this, do what your care team suggests.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lee Ann Thill January 15, 2013 at 7:44 am

Thanks so much for the link love and sharing VIAL Project! 🙂


2 Stacey D. January 15, 2013 at 8:26 am

Thanks so much for including me! I’m hoping my post gets word out to others about the books so thank you for helping me do that 🙂


3 Jenn January 15, 2013 at 8:41 am

Video link doesn’t work for me… Takes me to a woman thanking people for their birthday wishes?


4 Leighann January 15, 2013 at 9:15 am

Hi Jenn- If you are on the website to see the post you should be able to see the video.


5 Amanda January 16, 2013 at 11:03 am

Looks like a Ping meter to me, One Touch Ping, links up with the animas pump and doubles as the remote for the pump too. Same one we use! And if it does time out, you can pull the strip out and reinsert it and it will come back to on again 🙂


6 Mike Hoskins January 17, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Thanks for the mention with Wil’s column! Great company to be in!


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