Ok, in the spirit of having some fun with the products we need to keep us healthy and happy people with diabetes, I'm trying a new widget (aren't you impressed with how tech savvy I am) that typepad has been promoting these past few weeks. It's called stylehive and basically, it's a way to collect links to products you really like, put them in a "place" that allows others to review (with the links to the sites of those products featured). I'm not selling anything. It's just kind of like I have a favorites page of things and links I really like. That's it. Could be fun. Could be dull as dishwater.
And it fits into a bigger scheme of mine, of course. In all my talk about my issues around design and human interface and diabetes, I realize that I am focusing a lot on the design that doesn't work. And though a lot doesn't work, some stuff does, so I'm going to call that stuff out and celebrate it. I've also been talking about how much I dislike all the products I use screaming "medical" or "sick". Well I can't really affect the design of my pump or meter or test strips much from where I sit (beyond my continued, respectful, nudging posts). What I can affect is the aftermarket stuff: all the products I need to put all my diabetes stuff in, all the logs and journals I collect my data in, all the things I can choose to surround all the products I don't have any choice over.
It's in this spirit, that I am going to launch my little favorite diabetes stylehive products link. I'm going to have fun where I can because goodness knows, the design of most of the stuff we deal with, just ain't that fun. So I'm going to be sassy where I can. Shop on.