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The Friday Six: Get Yer Festive On.

So many linky bits, so little time.  Here's a quick Friday Six (plus ... 8?) of links you may want to check out this fine winter Friday:

In this month's diaTribe, Kelly and the Close Concerns team take a look at the state of diabetes care in Germany.

A young girl in Oregon is taking heat for wanting to bring her diabetes alert dog to school.

Does coffee help or hinder glucose processing?  Either way, I'm still drinking it by the bucket-full.

Blue Cupcake is a new line of greeting cards to help mark a health milestone, and today is the last day you can get 14% off any order in honor of Diabetes Month!


Here's a video (aka, the one where I blink and nod too much) about patients and interactions with Pharma from the Pharma Digital East conference I attended last month. 

Christmas tree must-have?

What Are D-Moms Made Of?  Meri answers this question in a way that will make you want to high five and hug her, at the same time.

Elf-On-The-Shelf remains a mystery to me, but the off-label uses for him/her are very ... inspiring. 

The perfect marriage of my love of photography and miniatures: tilt-shift photography.  Love!

An action figure of Siah would be pretty badass.

Psychological support as the missing link in diabetes support?  YES.

And lastly:  Kim is hosting a Give All the Things! giveaway over at Texting My Pancreas! Details coming on Monday, but you can learn about the giveaway rules today. 


Of course it should always be the decision of the person with d and the family, but just the other day I was reading a site for people with DADS (i'm trying to learn more
) and on this topic MANY of the families with DAD"s were saying having them in school is not always the best choice. I found that interesting. I don't have an opinion since I don't know enough. Just sharing that.

Thanks for the lovely shout-out! :)

The DAD is an interesting one. My mom works at a private school as well, and while I am not sure I agree with the school in this case, they were totally within their rights. That is why many people who need accommodations transition from private schools to public school that are legally required to assist them.

Loved the "truth" link!

Thank you for sharing this to a wider audience! So many D Moms feel alone, and don't realize they are part of a giant club.

And we never had an elf in our house...I almost wish we did so I could play along.

I disagree with the girl having the DAD at school because a service dog is not fully trained until at least 2 years old that dog is only 9 months old. I currently have a DAD but she had two years of service dog training. I know of some children's service dog's who were injured by kids at school.It can be difficult having a DAD at school. I know some who are doing great but the school needs to be on board in order to make it work.

Interesting interview about diabetes care in Germany. As someone who was diagnosed in US, lived 6 years and Germany and recently moved to UK, I can assure you that German diabetes care is the best. Insurance (state insurance) covers most of expenses. I had to pay only 40 Euro/year for insulin, 40 Euro/year of co-payment for all doctors visits and 15 Euro for lancets, the rest was covered by the insurance. Insurance cost depends on the income, roughly it is ~15% of the income.

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