Monthly Archives: September 2010

Insulin and Holy Grails

I seem to have something like the anti-Midas touch going on today at work. Instead of turning everything I touch into pure gold, it turns into a freaking neutron bomb, blowing away my MATLAB session when I run the test … Continue reading

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A Person with Type 1 Diabetes Asks You about Type 2

I often think those of us with type 1 and type 2 diabetes might be two people separated by a common disease. We’ve got the bad islets, you’ve got the insulin resistance. We both might be on insulin — though … Continue reading

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NPH Exorcism

Editor’s Note: It’s Thursday, which means that something related to my CGM trial must have happened. That’s right, the CGM data from my endocrinologist’s office finally arrived. I’ve spent a little time looking over the graphs and charts and matching … Continue reading

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A Few Days after the Endo Call

This is a long, earnest post that some of you may not read because of its length. It’s a very important bit of writing for me, but I understand if you don’t read it all. Here it is in a … Continue reading

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Cape Cod 100-miler

I had a great ride yesterday on Cape Cod. I had originally planned an 88 mile ride from Woods Hole to Provincetown. After seeing the distance, I figured I’d tweak it a little and make it at least 100 miles. … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Cape Cod

Here’s my plan for the weekend. View Larger Map

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Reading a Freestyle Blood Glucose Meter with MATLAB

Here’s some MATLAB code that will read data from a Freestyle blood glucose meter that is attached to your computer via serial cable. (Be sure to replace the “smart” quotes with appropriate single quotes. And the “…”, too. Sorry.)

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The Ultimate Blood Glucose Meter

Let’s talk gadgets. Usually I can hold off getting things with buttons and displays. I’m a guy whose “smartphone” is an unlocked multi-band phone from the middle of the last decade that we took to India and that now mostly … Continue reading

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CGM

This is the third part of a triptych of diabetes posts. The first part references the time just before my diagnosis. The second part covers the most recent year of my post-diagnosis life. Here I cover some recent developments and … Continue reading

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Community

This is the second part of a triptych of diabetes posts. The first part references the time just before my diagnosis. This part covers the most recent year of my post-diagnosis life. The final piece recounts some developments from last … Continue reading

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Voicemail

This is the first part of a triptych of diabetes posts. It references the time just before my diagnosis. The second part covers the most recent year of my post-diagnosis life. The final piece recounts some developments from last month … Continue reading

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