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  • An Open Letter to Diabetes
    Health

    Dear Diabetes, Today is your day. World Diabetes Day. Today the world will talk about you. They should be talking: nearly 86 million Americans have pre diabetes, and over 75 million of them don’t know it. Nearly 30 million American’s have diabetes, and of those 8 million aren’t aware. It is clear, Diabetes, you don’t ... [more]

  • Preference and input not only matter, they are the key ingredients in a successful outcome. When you cater a party, things can take a turn for the worse if you don’t account for party-goer preferences. It will not go well if you host a pig roast for a vegetarian club or serve shelled peanuts at ... [more]

  • Living this long with diabetes, you develop a personal relationship with the technology you depend on to keep you alive.  That is why I still have every insulin pump I’ve ever used.   Each one tells a story of where I was in my life with diabetes and I won’t let myself throw them out. Disetronic ... [more]

  • This past weekend was Mothers day.  A common topic in the online community that I love to read is children living with type 1 reaching an age where they look back and realize, with deep gratitude, all their parents and supports did.  I love to work with parents of children with type 1 and explain ... [more]

  • There were more than a few memorable and important achievements for patients during the FDA virtual meeting with the diabetes community this week. More than 1,000 people registered to watch and listen. More than 7,000 people filled out an online survey to tell the FDA how diabetes impacts their daily lives and what they want ... [more]

  • The Only List That Matters
    Health

    Lists, lists, glorious lists. I love lists. I love making lists. I love reading lists. Lists help me to remember the 90’s in a better light — here is a good one: Action Movies that made you miss the 90’s. Of all the lists I have, however (and I have a lot!), there is one that is the ... [more]

  • At HCM we strive to make life better for patients with chronic diseases and conditions. A patient–focused approach to policy is central to the health team mission, and has driven our work since the inception of the firm in 2008. This mission is also an intensely personal one; four of our team members live with ... [more]