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TechnoSphere Gets an A: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Breaking news today: MannKind Corp. has announced results from a Phase 2 clinical study of its new, powder-form inhaled insulin in people with Type 1 diabetes. Patients showed improved A1c levels, lower postprandial BGs (less blood sugar spikes after meals), and weight loss, too. In other words, patients using the TechnoSphere inhaler fared at least as well as those using rapid-acting insuling to cover meals. MannKind gets an A for effort!
But what about lung…

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Name That Absurdity

Lots of little oddities are overheard in this crazy sugar- challenged life we lead. Care to take a gander at which statements recently peppered which daily situations? (Answers are below, but no cheating now!)
A) “Did you wipe yet?”
B) “WATER VERY HOT”
C) “Not now! I’m shooting a threebie correction”
D) “Didn’t you wear those socks yesterday?”
E) “Place urine HERE”
F) “There’s a green orange in it!”
G) “How come Daddy’s is bigger?”…

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Darn Tootin’ Blogger Coming to the Diabetes OC

The editor of DiabetesNotes.com contacted me recently, looking for a new blogger with “experience, expertise, and/or passion to blog about diabetes.” Very flattering, of course, but any drop of those qualities I’ve got, I’m putting into DiabetesMine right now
Meanwhile, looks like they’ve signed up someone truly captivating: the young, hip, Renaissance-man-type Rob Rummel-Hudson. He’s an accomplished writer, and both print and photo blogger at Darn Tootin’. His quirky sense of humor includes bio statements…

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World’s First Integrated Insulin Pump with Continuous Monitor Approved by the FDA

Extra! Extra! Read All About It… if you haven’t already…
MiniMed’s exciting new combo of the MiniMed Paradigm insulin pump and the company’s REAL-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System was approved by the FDA this week. As the JDRF will tell you, this is the closest we’ve gotten to an artificial pancreas — minus the fully automated “closed loop” portion — but still a huge step forward.
Now I know why my local D-research center…

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What They’re Not Saying About Art Buchwald’s Impending Death

Many of you may be following the quirky approach that humorist Art Buchwald is taking to his own impending death, giving interviews and holding court in a Washington hospice. The apex of his life’s quotable quotes being: “The question is not, Why must we die? but rather, What are we doing here in the first place?” (He also said, “Dying is easy; parking is impossible”)
Leave it to Art to teach us how to die…

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