Free ebook

The author, Michael Hicks, let me know that his novel, Empire, is now available for free. You can find it here:

I haven’t read it yet (but I downloaded it today), but it is described as a Sci Fi/Fantasy book. The reviews are very positive. (SciFi is one of the genres that I usually read…that and mystery.)

I’m not getting any money for letting you know about this book. I just thought that you may like some free stuff. ūüôā

I have downloaded the book and put it on my kindle. Looking forward to my free time tomorrow so I can read it.

Diabetes web comic

Native American artist Ryan Huna Smith (with¬†Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona)¬†has created a comic and digital mobile app to help teens (especially Native Americans and Latinos) learn about diabetes. The¬†comic book called “It’s Up 2 You!” and it is available in the iTunes store for free.

It is also available on the web: It’s up 2 you on the web. On the web it is written in English, but there is also audio in English, Spanish and¬†Tohono O’odham. You can also view it with a “health challenge” which is basically a diabetes knowledge quiz. If you can’t figure out how to read the comic, click on the word “Free” on the cover.

Info from:

One Touch Delica

There is a free offer for the One Touch Delica on the One Touch¬†site. It is a lancing system — you know, the thing that we¬†diabetics use to poke our fingers so we can get blood out for testing. It has the thinnest needle of any One Touch lancing systems. ¬†The ad also says that it has reduced vibration and precision guidance. I just printed out my coupon today. I will go to the drug store tomorrow and see if they have it. If they do have it, I’ll try it out and let you know what I think.

Have any of you used this lancing system? What did you think?

Update 1/2/2012: Looks like the offer is no longer on the site.