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.

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.

Free A1C tests

CVS is offering free HbA1C tests from May 9th, 2010 to June 12, 2010. Sadly the service is not available in Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada and Pennsylvania.

If you never heard of the HbA1C test, this test shows your average blood sugar level over the past 3 months. This is a nice way to show your average glucose control. Diabetics have a goal of reaching 7% or lower score. Non-diabetics tend to have numbers around 3.0% to 6.5%.

For more info on the free tests, see CVS’s page at-