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To pass out candy or not?

October 31, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Another Halloween, another moral battle with myself. I won't keep you in suspense. I lost. This year, I will once again be handing out seasonal tattoos but instead of supplementing the tattoos with, say, pretzels, I opted for candy (Nerds, in case you're wondering). Sigh. One of these days I'll have the gumption to follow through on my convictions. It's probably just coincidence that Nov. 1 marks the start of Diabetes Month and there's some scary stats on obesity rates, and therefore Type 2 rates,...

Childhood Obesity, Diabetes, Halloween

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Back from Medtrade, I'm worded out

October 19, 2012HME News Staff

The HME News team got back from Medtrade last night via what turned out to be a fairly bumpy airplane ride. I felt better knowing, though, that Jim Greatorex (Black Bear Medical) was on the plane. After helping to put together two Show Dailies in 48 hours, I'm pretty worded out. Sooo, this blog is going to be all about some of my favorite scenes from Medtrade, like: A tete a tete between these two HME powerhouses, Mal Mixon and Van Miller (thank you Carolyn Cole for sharing!) Van and Mal.JPG ...

Halloween, Mal Mixon, Medtrade, Shelly Prial, Tom Price, Van Miller

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Next year, I am going with the tats

November 1, 2011Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

It seems somehow appropriate that Diabetes Awareness Month kicks off after the sugar high that is Halloween. And just for the record, I did give out candy this year (M&Ms and Smarties) along with fake tattoos. I am pleased to say the tattoos went the fastest. Why is it that every year, I struggle with what to hand out on Halloween? I certainly don't begrudge little kids (or big "kids" either), from enjoying sweet treats every now and again. But they just get soooo much. Why should I contribute...

Diabetes, e-SP, Halloween, Type 1 Diabetes

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