Monthly Archives: January 2011

Checking in from the Golden State

It’s almost 11:00PM by way of 2:00AM. I should be more tired, but I’m not . . . or maybe I am. I can’t tell. As soon as I finish watching “The Kids Are Alright,” I’m going to bed. Hopefully, I won’t wake … Continue reading

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JPEGmini v. The Man

UPDATE: Be sure to read the comments. There’s no new file format. Real low on the world’s priority list is a patent-pending image compression algorithm and format that attempts to replace JPEG. (I’ve written why before, more than once.) But … Continue reading

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California Dreaming

I have stress dreams about travel. And I know they’re about travel because I’m traveling in the dreams. Sometimes the inkblots that are my dreams are quite easy to interpret. But I’m not sure whether I’m subconsciously manifesting my (small) … Continue reading

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Almost Famous

Oh. My. God! Blunt Lancet made an appearance on Diabetes Mine. As everyone knows, it’s the diabetes equivalent of being the subject of a feel-good segment on the local news. Wow! Just awesome.

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Flying Below the Radar

This morning before work* I put in my second “undocumented” continuous glucose monitor sensor. That’s the best way that I can think of to describe my use of the sensors that read my blood glucose levels, since I haven’t yet … Continue reading

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On Being a Transgenic Cyborg

Friends, I am twice as cyborg today as I was yesterday morning. There’s also an outside possibility that I could eventually be transgenic, too. And I’m fine with that . . . mostly. Of course, I would prefer not to have diabetes; but … Continue reading

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Run Run Run

The first four weeks of my 14-week half-marathon training plan are in the books. It’s been interesting. The current distance of my weekly long run — eight miles* — doesn’t bother me, and I feel confident that the 13.1 miles … Continue reading

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CGM in the House!

After many, many months of wondering whether to get a continuous glucose monitor, I actually have one in my hands. Yes, my Minimed Real-Time Mini-Link transmitter and sensors arrived today. Soon I’ll be able to track an approximation of my … Continue reading

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Yesterday, for the first time since I started training for a March half-marathon, I missed a workout.* It’s all because of a blister on my left heel. The word “blister” makes it sound so trifling. What started out as a … Continue reading

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