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Patients Are A Distraction, A Sideshow

© 2013 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com

Recently, I was bemoaning the fact that while the first conference specifically addressing diabetes and depression was a good start, there really wasn’t a significant patient presence (not to mention we only learned of it about 4 days before the event). Lot’s of […]

Silly Questions

© 2013 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com

I had an eye appointment the other day and as the nurse was taking vitals as such, one of the questions she asked was “What’s was the range of your glucose readings in the last 30 days?”

I hate questions like that. Personally, I really […]

#Hashtag Abuse – Marketing It Into The Grave

© 2013 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com

Hash tags are wonderful things on Twitter. Used to “brand” a discussion revolving around some central topic. They make it easier to find information of interest. They also make finding people with similar interests simpler, remember that is what social media is all about: Connecting […]

Is It Any Wonder People Don’t Trust Pharma?

There is a brutal truth in pharma… Pharma companies exist to make money. End of story. Many people have expressed similar sentiment I’m sure, but I recently received a press release that put the situation into the spotlight for me and the diabetes community… and believe me, pharma really should have hit makeup before […]

Dexcom Keeps Making the Same Damn Mistake

** This post is about a device called a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS). Read more about them here.

One of the complaints I had about the Dexcom 7+ was it’s stupid proprietary power and PC cable. The G4, despite it’s universally-defined micro-USB connector, has managed to accomplish the same damn thing.

To do […]