My dad has hypothyroidism, as does my grandmother. For my whole life, my dad has taken a tiny little pill every morning to make sure his metabolism functions properly. I always thought that compared to diabetes, thyroid disease wasn't very "serious" — all my dad needed to do was pop a pill! — and that it was nothing I needed to worry about anyway. But then, because of my diabetes and my "genetic predisposition," my…Read more »
Roughly ten days ago, I was at the annual sprawling nexus of new consumer technology that takes place in Las Vegas every year, otherwise known as CES. For the second year in a row, a breakout event called the Digital Health Summit was a packed house, close to standing room only, as people swarmed in to find out what's happening in the world of new health and medical devices, apps, and all manner of mobile…Read more »
Like many of you, Allison and I have been spending time reflecting on the past year, and thinking about where this new year might take us.
Turns out, this month's Diabetes Social Media Advocacy DSMA Blog Carnival asked just that question:
What is the one thing you are looking forward to in 2012? (diabetes related)
It's hard to pinpoint just one thing, but here's where the thought process took us both:
More islet cell research to share with you today:
We've been covering quite a few companies working hard at finding ways to protect islets from immune system attack. First we profiled Cerco Medical, which is also the subject of a documentary film, and a couple of weeks ago we checked in with ViaCyte, of San Diego. Both of those companies are working with stem cells, but today's company, Canada's Sernova, is kicking it old school…
All I can say is thank goodness Mary Poppins wasn't my nanny. Who'd want to burst her bubble?!
Thanks to Mr. Mike Lawson, our social media guru and funnyman, for adding another gem to our collection!…Read more »