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Learning Lots… and My Day with Mother Love

*Reporting live from the annual ADA Conference in San Diego*
Due to some official scheduling changes and my own fickle interests, Day 1 turned out quite a bit different than planned. This morning I sat in on a session about how healthcare providers can use the National Diabetes Education Program to help their patients improve BG control. This was particularly interesting since the audience was mostly doctors and educators, and the slant was “how to…

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LIVE from the Biggest Event in Diabetes

The whole thing was so last-minute, I barely got my insulin packs cooled, but here I am — LIVE! — at the center of the American Diabetes universe: The American Diabetes Association’s Annual “Scientific Sessions” conference in San Diego, CA. I bet lots of you don’t know much about this event. Actually, neither did I until a few weeks ago. Then I was hemming and hawing about attending, thinking it logistically impossible with my mega-busy…

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Monster Campaign & the ADA’s Big Conference

To promote the new diabetes drug Byetta (aka Exenatide injection), Eli Lilly & Co. and partner Amylin Pharmaceuticals are featuring this guy, the Gila monster, during TV interviews today with the drug’s discoverer and a diabetes doctor. The drug is of course the one derived from the saliva of this venomous lizard.
Byetta seems to have exciting possiblities to increase insulin secretion in Type 2 diabetics, but once again, you will find most press coverage…

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Monster Campaign & the ADA’s Big Conference

To promote the new diabetes drug Byetta (aka Exenatide injection), Eli Lilly & Co. and partner Amylin Pharmaceuticals are featuring this guy, the Gila monster, during TV interviews today with the drug’s discoverer and a diabetes doctor. The drug is of course the one derived from the saliva of this venomous lizard.
Byetta seems to have exciting possiblities to increase insulin secretion in Type 2 diabetics, but once again, you will find most press coverage…

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Comments are Open: Try It You’ll Like It

The Typepad people assure me that the problems with posting comments here are all cleared up. Hooray! Now’s your chance to speak up. Remember, no need to be profound: just chime right in!
One of my more shy readers (who worries he’s “not blogworthy” — pisha!) has emailed me with a long list of interesting feedback on recent posts. With just a little arm-twisting, I got him to agree to let me post it. So…

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