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The Exhaustion of Chronic Illness, or When Bad Things Happen to Good People

I've generally been a "good" person. I try to do those ten things on Dalai Lama's list. You know, be kind, not hurt others, let people know you love them, hear a tree when it's falling even if you're not there...

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Get Your SoloSTAR Here!

It's about time that we Americans catch up with the rest of the world when it comes to using insulin pens. Maybe we will, now that SoloSTAR, sanofi-aventis's disposable insulin pen, is available in the United States.

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This Month's Charts: Fast-Acting Glucose, Syringes, Pen Needles and Lancing Devices
This Month's Charts: Fast-Acting Glucose, Syringes, Pen Needles and Lancing Devices

This issue, we lay out the many devices with which diabetic people must poke themselves: syringes, pen needles, and lancing devices. And we top them off with a sprinkling of sugar: a chart outlining all the sources of fast-acting glucose.

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After All These Years:  Gerald Cleveland, Age 91, Has Had Type 1 Diabetes for 75 Years
After All These Years: Gerald Cleveland, Age 91, Has Had Type 1 Diabetes for 75 Years

A life-time resident of the Syracuse, New York, area, Gerald Cleveland has had a history of not quite coming out on top - at least until now.

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The I-Port: Taking the "Multiple" Out of Multiple Daily Injections
The I-Port: Taking the "Multiple" Out of Multiple Daily Injections

You know how the pump works: it has an infusion set with a soft cannula that's inserted only once every few days, and your insulin infuses into your body by way of the cannula. You certainly don't get poked with a needle every time the pump sends you some insulin.

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Carolyn Gridley:  A Farm Girl Grows Up With Diabetes
Carolyn Gridley: A Farm Girl Grows Up With Diabetes

Born on the family dairy farm in New York, the second of five children, Carolyn Gridley was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after her grandmother noticed sugar crystals on her diaper that attracted the bees and flies around the farm.

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A Pilgrimage to Peace With Diabetes
A Pilgrimage to Peace With Diabetes

Each year, one hundred thousand peregrinos, or pilgrims, set out for Santiago De Compostela in northwestern Spain to visit the bones of St. James buried beneath the cathedral. Called El Camino de Santiago, it's one of the world's largest Christian pilgrimages.

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Fifty Years With Diabetes: A Microbiology Professor Shares His Story

I was diagnosed with diabetes in September 1953. During that summer, I was in my second year of graduate school at UCLA when I noticed that I was losing weight and had severe polyuria (frequent urination).

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A CDE Reminisces about Diabetes Camping "Before We Had Meters!"
A CDE Reminisces about Diabetes Camping "Before We Had Meters!"

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of three, and I have lived with it for 62 years. I can still remember my mother learning to inject insulin into an orange at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.

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Getting Pumped
Getting Pumped

The insulin pump is a wonderful device, a marvel of engineering that allows diabetics to screw up at the push of a button. With the pump in use, however, instead of staring at a syringe and racking your brain to remember what you injected into where and how much, a few button clicks will remind you of your mistake, allowing you to correct it with unprecedented accuracy.

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