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Databetes in the news

We’re lucky to have received some great coverage recently, beginning with a feature by Leo Brown on the diabetes blog A Sweet Life. Leo is also very interested in nutrition, so it made for a lively discussion of our goals in … Continue reading

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Quantified Self Public Health Symposium

I was thrilled to speak last week at the Quantified Self Public Health Symposium. The event featured 100 attendees including Bryan Sivak, CTO of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It focused on “improving access to personal data for … Continue reading

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ADA & IN Conferences

This summer, I attended two diabetes conferences that were quite different in scope and style. I started with the American Diabetes Association’s 2013 Scientific Sessions in Chicago. This 5 day event had 18,000 participants and stretched across a massive conference center. … Continue reading

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Activity Apps: Same data, different results

Recently I started using the mobile app Moves. It uses the sensors in your iPhone to measure your activity in the same way that devices like FitBit do, but without the need to buy and carry an additional advice. So … Continue reading

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Philly Marathon training

This past weekend, I finished a 20 mile run. This marks the peak of my training for the Philadelphia Marathon! I’m glad that the distances will be tapering down between now and race day on Nov. 18. The run itself … Continue reading

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MapMyRun problems

I have grown increasingly frustrated with the MapMyRun iPhone app. For the first half of this year, I used RunKeeper to track my exercise. I switched to MapMyRun on July 1. I wanted to give each app half a year … Continue reading

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2012: Halfway There

It being July, we am glad to now be halfway through 2012 and halfway through gathering data for my Databetes 2012 thesis project. Since Jan. 1, I have been recording every type of data related to my diabetes. That includes … Continue reading

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NYC diabetes support groups

This weekend, I got to spend time with two separate support groups for patients with diabetes. On Saturday, I attended my first “Dawn Phenomenon” session. This is a Saturday workout session run by Rachelle Glantz, a New York City team … Continue reading

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American Diabetes Association Philadelphia session

Last weekend, I headed to Philly for the ADA’s 72nd Scientific Sessions. It was my first time attending an ADA event and I found it quite interesting. Throughout the day there were speeches on all the major topics, with researchers … Continue reading

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Changing Basal Rates (again)

I have needed to change several of my basal rates in the last few weeks. This is mainly a result of my changing exercise patterns. During much of January, I was running 3-4 times a week. This month I have … Continue reading

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