“Following Yahoo!’s $1.1B acquision of Tumblr, unnamed investor seeks to acquire diabetes. Expected to shut down operation in 5 to 10 years.”
Diabetes wagers ruled games of chance
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that wagers on blood sugar readings are games of chance, not of skill, a potential blow to the wagers in states where games of chance — such as lotto and slot machines — are illegal.
“I’ve had diabetes since I was a kid,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in her majority opinion. “Anyone who says they actually know what their blood sugar is from one minute to the next is lying — or wearing a CGM. You might as well be choosing Pick 3 numbers.”
“Report: Businesses reporting significant requests for time off for Diabetes Blog Week”
George Johnson, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 9 added, “Between writing my own posts and reading the hundreds of contributions from the Diabetes Online Community, how could I possibly focus on my job?”
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“Report: Despite relaxing weekend, Diabetes persists on Monday.”
A spokesperson for the disease released a statement this morning saying, in part, “you may have slept in, enjoyed the sun, took a walk through the park, maybe even had an extra scoop of ice cream for dessert. But Diabetes will always be there. Always.”
When asked for a comment, a local person with diabetes proceeded to test her blood glucose with her middle finger. The metaphor was not lost by this reporter.
“Report: Lilly Diabetes Summit Attendees Receive Free Insulin Based On #LDSummit13 Hashtag Use.”
All gifts were, of course, properly disclosed on blog posts following the Summit.
(We like to kid, but be sure to follow #LDSummit13 on Twitter for the latest during, and after the Summit. Looks like a lot of interesting conversations are happening.)
“Confirmed: Posting a picture of your CGM on Instagram guarantees blood glucose instability for the next 2 to 24 hours.”
— Results inconclusive for posts to Vine.
“Report: Welch’s to Release PWD-Themed Line of Fruit Snacks aimed at Adults with Diabetes”
— “If I had a nickel every time someone asked me if ‘those are for my kids?’, I’d have a lot of nickels” said Emily, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 20 years ago. “Now I can definitively say ‘no, these are all mine’ and resume treating that 55 mg/dL.”
“Report: LabCorp to offer cupcakes after labwork procedures. Persons with diabetes now looking forward to getting blood drawn.”
— “This is our way of thanking each patient for putting up with mis-managed appointment times and unruly children in the waiting room. We know getting bloodwork isn’t exactly the most appealing part of life with diabetes,” said David King, LabCorp CEO, “this is our attempt to balance the equation.”
“The Pokers Came Out” - Cafeteria a Bloody Mess in the Aftermath of a Fight Between Two Diabetics”
Diabetics disqualified from World Carb Counting Championship
“Look, it’s been 12 years since a nondiabetic won the title. Why should the diabetics get all the glory?” said event organizer Jamie Kelly. “Last year, I had a 6-year-old diabetic kid nail a 107-carb veggie burrito from 25 yards away. Nobody can compete with that.”