Happy New Year

Now that 2015 has begun, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane. Still hard to believe I will have been in California for a full year on the 4th. This time last year I was on the road with two cats and a ring. Look at us now!

In January, I arrived in California. And she said Yes.

I read Kerri’s book in February. It’s quite good. (And I’m in it, too!)

I updated the look of the blog, again, in March. I’m going for professional, yet fun. I think I’ve pulled it off moderately well.

I addressed the great divide that exists within the diabetes community, and is sometimes exacerbated by My Diabetes Secret.

In May, finally, I began the search for a new endocrinologist. Finding someone who would work with me in my pursuit to getting on an insulin pump was key. I think I chose wisely.

June was quite busy. We bought an aquarium. My blog received HONCode certification. And the diabetes community presented at Scientific Sessions.

Stuart Scott’s ESPY speech feels like an appropriate thing to reshare in light of his untimely passing.

I joined the Walking Gallery. And went camping.

Stanford Medicine X happened again, this time with me on the Advisory Board. That was fun.

I started pumping insulin for the first time, ever. And I took my CGM to the Cloud. Technology!

The diabetes community crashed the FDA, which despite how that may sound, is quite awesome.

And I started a collaboration with the folks at Symplur, because data is beautiful.

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Marveling at Marvel

This has nothing to do with diabetes. It has everything to do with how well Marvel has executed their digital strategy over the past week, even with unexpected hazards along the way.

(which was debuted early because a low-res version leaked a week ahead of schedule.)

And then today…

9 new movies announced.

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Weekend Project

This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. #dexcom #diabetes #WeAreNotWaiting

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As teased earlier this week, I’m embarking on the process of taking my Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring System to the Cloud. Assuming I get all this stuff working, I’ll share my specific steps and reasons next week. But, after my initial apprehensions with all of this Cloud stuff, and later messing around with the Chromadex App (and it’s most recent update to fully integrate with NightScout) for a few weeks, I knew it was only a matter of time before I took all of this to the next level.

Wish me luck!

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A Productive Day

That time I was responsible for trending #MedX

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Day 1 at #MedX – pretty excited about this shirt/tie combo.

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A Warm Welcome to Modern Diabetes Care

I met my new endocrinologist and CDE today. The short version goes something like this: I love everything about them. And I’m getting a t:slim. And I feel great about everything.

Tell ‘em Stanley.

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