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Melissa Lee
Works at Diabetes Hands Foundation
Attended Southern Methodist University
Lives in Flower Mound, TX
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ADA 2015: Big Ideas, Small Revolutions
The ADA Scientific Sessions this year was a much busier experience for me as a nonprofit leader than it ever was for me as a participant, but the busy did not overshadow the buzz in the air over the innovation and research taking place in diabetes this year...
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What I'll be on the watch for in 2015. From Sanofi, Dexcom, Tandem, Asante, and Medtronic.
J&J Animas finally received US FDA approval of their Animas Vibe Dexcom-integrated insulin pump that has been available in Europe since 2011 and will start shipping in January 2015. Another player in the CGMS business, Abbott Diabetes, received the CE Mark for their new FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring system in 2014. <a href="http://asweetlife.org/feature/7-new-diabetes-products-to-look-for-in-2015/">Read more</a>
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Asante's newest pump. You design the body!
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poetry...inspired by Carl Sagan and #insulin4all
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Strong and Simple Challenge
The Asante Snap Strong and Simple Challenge is a smart, simple, and quick way to share how their pump has helped make diabetes simpler for you. For every video (1min or less) submitted, Asante will donate $25 to one of two charities - Diabetes Hands Foundat...
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#DParodies tackles two elephants in the room - Let it Go and Diabetes Complications. http://youtu.be/uhANmAEuuG4
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Your 2014 Pump Choices - pros, cons, features, weaknesses
With the announcement of Animas Vibe’s FDA approval in the United States and last week’s first shipments of Asante’s new MySnap reaching customers, it’s the perfect time for an insulin pump comparison. Which pump should you be using in 2015? <a href="http://asweetlife.org/feature/insulin-pump-comparison-which-pump-is-right-for-you/">Read more</a>
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I went with Accu-Chek because of my Type 2 status (no coverage for CGM), strip coverage, and the fact that I'm used to poorly designed interfaces and telling companies how to fix them. This is going to be the first step into having your smartphone paired to your pump, per my rep.
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Asante MySnap - Review and Unboxing
As you may know, I have been using the Asante Snap Insulin Pump since my 30-day free trial in November of 2013 . I thought they were cocky that I'd love it in 30 days, but I did, so it's been my pump of choice since Christmas Day 2013 when I unboxed my new ...
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Pale Blue Circle
Sagan described the earth as a pale blue dot. "On it, everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives." I feel that same wonder when I hold a vial of insulin in my hand. How it looks li...
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My #DParodies  take on Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al"
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More Than a Number
I am more than a number.  I am a child with dreams and determination. I want to succeed. I want to be healthy.  I am listening, learning, doing my best. I'm staying active. I'm eating right.  I am the victim of a system that fails my family, fails to educat...
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Interim Executive Director
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  • Diabetes Hands Foundation
    Interim Executive Director, 2015 - present
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Flower Mound, TX
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Allen, TX - Dallas, TX
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type 1 diabetic, mom, wife, singer, freethinker, liberal, writer, teacher
Introduction
My name is Melissa Lee and I serve as Interim Executive Director of Diabetes Hands Foundation. I write for the online diabetes magazine A Sweet Life.org where I serve as Tech Editor as well as for my personal blog, Sweetly Voiced. I'm a patient advocate and technology enthusiast, married to a Nightscout core developer, and mom to 2 little kids who stole my heart and my sanity.
Education
  • Southern Methodist University
    English, 1998 - 2002
  • Southern Methodist University
    Music, 1998 - 2002
  • Allen High School
    1994 - 1998
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Melissa Baland, Melissa Baland Lee
LEAP has proven to be a valuable partner in the management of our property over the last year. With every interaction, we find them to be timely, courteous, and professional. I had many concerns as a first time landlord, but LEAP has made the process painless. I think our occupant would agree. We have been very satisfied.
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I had a great experience today at the Lewisville DMV, honestly. I had to bring my two young kids (4 and 2) in with me and the officers were courteous and understanding. They allowed me to wait indoors instead of in the short line outside and I was in and out in under 15 minutes. The person at the window was efficient, knowledgeable, and kind. I was pleasantly surprised after the negative reviews here.
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