Monthly Archives: November 2010

Learning from Your Mistakes

Dear readers, I have nothing special to share with you today. I had hoped to share my impressions of our first Blurb book, but it looks like it won’t arrive until at least tomorrow. (It’s currently at a FedEx facility … Continue reading

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Australia, The Home Movie

I finally uploaded the video that I made from our trip to Australia. Lisa and I hope you enjoy it. (Be sure to set the playback resolution to at least 480p.)

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Refinance

Quick update on exercise: I swam 1500 yards today, the 16th straight day working out. Believe it or not, I was swimming along with the medium-speed people. I called a local bank yesterday looking for some information on refinancing our … Continue reading

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Advocating for the Artificial Pancreas

Editor’s note: A few weeks ago, Kim at Texting My Pancreas let me know that she would be writing a skeptical assessment of the Artificial Pancreas Project (APP), after I expressed some similar skepticism. What appears below is me being … Continue reading

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Artificial Pancreas Workshop slides

Here are some slides from yesterday’s NIH/FDA Artificial Pancreas Workshop. Click any image for a larger version. Public Workshop on Artificial Pancreas (AP) Slides from John Mastrototaro, Ph.D., VP Global R&D Medtronic Diabetes Product opportunities to integrate toward AP Predictive … Continue reading

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Artificial Pancreas Workshop

Man, I wish there were times that I didn’t have to work. Don’t get me wrong; I love my job and get a lot of satisfaction from the work that I do and from being with my coworkers. The MathWorks … Continue reading

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It Gets Better – Six Things about Diabetes

Quick Note: I managed to keep my exercise streak going yesterday. My plan was to wake up at 5 AM and go for a run before work, since I was going to the camera club meeting; but my blood glucose … Continue reading

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Bookmaker

Yesterday — both before and after we went to the opening — Lisa and I created a photo book that’s about to be printed via Blurb. If you discount the A-B-C’s book I wrote and illustrated in kindergarten, it’s the … Continue reading

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West Newton Cinema Opening

Today was the opening of the Newton Camera Club’s exhibit at the West Newton Cinema. It’s been several years since I exhibited publicly – I think it was at Grinnell in 2006 — and I feel that this year’s show … Continue reading

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Interpreting the CGM Data

Quick Update: It’s day #6 in National Blog Post Month and the ninth in my exercise streak. At the pool this afternoon, I did three flip-turns; they weren’t pretty, but I did them. It’s been a while since I talked … Continue reading

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Streaking

This afternoon I went to the ophthalmologist. I love that word, “ophthalmologist,” partly because I love the word “οφθαλμων.” Rarely do you find a word with two digraphs together — although, now that I mention it, “chthonic” comes to mind. … Continue reading

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International Diabetes T-Shirt Day

It’s finally here! After what seems like months of pimping talking about “the diabetes T-shirt challenge”, it’s time to show ‘em off. Here are the “DiabeTees” that Lisa and I made. Lisa wields a mean iron, so thanks to her … Continue reading

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Tri. Tri Again.

“Thank you for applying to the 2011 Nautica NYC Triathlon. Unfortunately, you were not selected in the lottery.” Well, dear readers, I tried. I was quite ready to do the training and stare down all my triathlon-related anxieties, but I … Continue reading

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Online Support Group

It’s Wednesday. That means two things must be true. Lisa is practicing with her community chorus, and I’m looking forward to participating in my online diabetes support group, DSMA. Technically DSMA (Diabetes Social Media Advocacy) is about how people in … Continue reading

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Triathletes Suck. Wait. What?

“Triathletes have the stupidest looking shoes. . . .” “Yeah,” I said. “. . . And the most over-the-top bicycles, too.” “I know. God, I would never want to be one of them. And yet . . . There I was at Barnes and Noble looking for the newest … Continue reading

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