Ann Bartlett, Patient Expert

Ann wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Diabetes.

A Blood Glucose Meter for the Visually Impaired

For people living with diabetes, complications are a factor to be considered in doing everyday tasks. For someone with diabetic retinopathy, a simple task like reading your blood sugar could be frustrating, thus leading to bigger problem of skipping ...
Ann Bartlett

The WaveSense Blood Glucose Meter

Since I’m no longer on my pump, I have the freedom to search for a new meter of any brand I think I’m gonna try a couple of meters and see how each fits into my lifestyle and more importantly how it operates! I’m starting with the WaveSense, since th...
Ann Bartlett

The Scoop On Finding Cheap Test Strips and Meters

I have always had the luxury of health insurance and I’m eternally grateful for that, but many times when I read comments left on blogs, my heart aches for those people who suffer the burden of paying for their diabetes supplies out of pocket I will ...
Ann Bartlett

Blood Glucose Envy

On July 14th, tudiabetes had a Test-In, a timed blood sugar check, to celebrate their membership of 14,000 in the tudiabetes community. At 4pm EST, I checked my blood sugar, which was 188, and then posted my reading on the site to go public on tudiab...
Ann Bartlett

Taking a Pump Vacation

For many people, the pump has been the most exciting invention since insulin I remember as a kid going to summer camp and watching a counselor fall into the lake and leap out almost as fast as he fell in! He had been wearing an insulin pump feared th...
Ann Bartlett

Smiths Medical Discontinues Deltec Cozmo Insulin Pump

The below notice has been circulating from Smith Medical. If you currently use a Deltec Cozmo insulin pump, be sure to keep reading below Important Announcement Regarding the Deltec Cozmo ® Insulin Pump As you may have heard or read recently, Smiths ...
Ann Bartlett