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Inside Eli Lilly and Co.

So you know I spent a few days this week on-site at Eli Lilly and Co. corp HQ, along with the other five winners of this year’s LillyforLife Achievement Awards.
But did you know that the great state of Indiana lies in two time zones? As of April 2006, eight counties have standardized on EST, rather than central time, in which folks there never change their clocks for daylight savings. Weird. Anyway, the new time…

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The LillyforLife Achievement Award for Diabetes Journalism (!)

I’ve never been one to win things in this life. Once, as a student at an LA Times journalism conference, I won a sun visor as a door prize. That was about it. So you can imagine how floored and honored I was to receive an email last week from a manager in Eli Lilly’s global communications group informing me that I have been selected as the winner of this year’s LillyforLife Achievement Award for…

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Grand Rounds Coming HERE Next Week

Hello, medical bloggers, friends, and readers. That weekly compilation of happenings in the health care blogosphere that we affectionately call “Grand Rounds” will be hosted here at DiabetesMine.com next Tuesday. Pre-Rounds is a new series of interviews with the host bloggers, published on Medscape.com. Check out mine HERE (requires login.)
In keeping with the September tradition of “Back-to-School,” I’d like us to take the opportunity to celebrate education. That is, theme of the week will…

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Notice Anything New?

Check out my new blog Category over on the left — Interviewed! — in which I’ve compiled all the recent chats I’ve posted with great diabetes and blogging minds. And also a new addition to my “Sponsored Links” section in the right-hand margin, in which a new advertiser and I are taking each other for a test drive. No major layout re-haul, but enough to feel a bit like a Fall rebirth over here at…

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Information Bias in Research, Uh-huh

While we’re on the subject of patient studies, here’s another thing: “regular” research with real live patients is not without its faults, no sir. By that I mean to say that even though studies using real, live people may seem quite preferable to computer simulation, things are not always as forthright as they seem.
This month’s Diabetes Voice magazine from the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) features an extremely interesting piece about information bias in research:…

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