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Exubera “Bong” OK for Older Folks?

That is the question — despite the high-tech “Learning Center” with a live demonstrator and fancy large-screen video presentation of a guy happily inhaling his Exubera in a restaurant. Because for any PWD with an actual social life, Exubera inhaled insulin is looking like a bomb. As I told the reps at the ADA conference frankly, the science behind it IS revolutionary, and we PWDs are grateful for strides in alternative insulin delivery, of course!…

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Insulin in a Pill?

Why don’t we have insulin in
a pill? Because the stomach digests it
before it gets into the bloodstream. Pharmaceutical companies have long been working to overcome this
barrier, but until now, the little bit that made it into the bloodstream was
insufficient to make a difference. Until
now… maybe, hopefully! Clinical trial
results on a new insulin pill called Intesulin
have just been released showing that it is 60-70% as effective as injected
insulin.…

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Byetta Exceeding Expectations

Lots of buzz this week about Amylin, makers of Symlin and Byetta injectable blood-glucose stabilizers for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics respectively.
Actually, the CNN Money correspondent covering Amylin spent a good deal of time sitting right next to me, but since peering over the shoulder of journalists as they’re typing is a faux pas at best, I don’t have the financial scoop. What I can tell you is that the word among conference…

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ADA Product Roundup 2006

As you know, I’m focused on insulin-related gadgets and “life-changers.” Here’s a roundup of what’s (more or less) new and certainly exciting:
* DexCom Wireless Continuous Monitor – seemed a bit like the “coming out party” for the company’s first-ever wireless continuous glucose monitor. Seeing it up close and personal, I was more impressed than ever with the tiny sensor worn on the tummy. And Kelly was right, their marketing WAS incredible: a huge screen…

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