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What’s Up with the Celiac/T1 Diabetes Pill?

I’m not sure how I missed this one last Spring, but a certain Dr. Alessio Fasano of the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research in Baltimore helped kick off some super-exciting research on a pill that could “put an end to off-limits foods for diabetics and celiacs.”
The pill, which works by decreasing the permeability of the intestines, is being developed by a spin-off startup company called Alba Therapeutics, where Dr. Fasano serves as…

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Diabetes Blog Awards ((Hug))

Today, a brief note of THANKS to all the wonderful people in the Diabetes OC for investing their precious time and effort into blogging, so that we can all share in each other’s experiences.  I wish I had time to keep up on every one of the 140-some-odd D-blogs that now exist.  Whew! 
And a huge hug of Thank You to Allison Blass for creating the OC website, maintaining the bloggers’ roster, and going the…

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FoxNews Best Health Blogs List!

Hey there, I was so excited I forgot to mention yesterday: DiabetesMine.com was featured on FoxNews.com’s new list of Best Blogs – 10 Health Websites Worth A Click.  Cool!
Dr. Manny Alvarez is the managing editor of health news at FOXNews.com, and a regular medical contributor on the FOX News Channel. He apparently sniffs out the best-of-the-web stuff regularly.  My new favorite online doc! Even though he’s not an endo… …

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Healthy Eating as a Marketing Toy

The push and pull is simply insane. No wonder people get all crazy in their heads about eating and gaining/losing weight.  I was at the dentist’s office thumbing through a copy of Woman’s Day last week and hit an article about choosing the healthiest foods; smack in the middle of the first page of this article was an ad featuring the goopiest-looking piece of apple pie you’ve ever seen, with the tagline: “there’s only one…

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Information Therapy – Quick, Cheap and Indispensable

A fascinating concept, this.  The idea is simply that “giving the patient information relevant to his or her current moment in care” will improve the patient’s overall health and outcomes. Ahem, yeeeesss, that could help.
You might be surprised to learn that volumes of research papers and even official medical conferences have been built around this concept.  Check out Informationtherapy.org, non-profit center that “aims to advance the practice and science of information therapy to improve…

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