AmyT

Tagged Again – Four Things

Ooh, I’ve been tagged again in yet another “random facts about bloggers” game. This one calls for specific personal tidbits in groups of four — which hopefully will not provoke the dreaded Web surfer foursome of yawn-stretch-blink-clickaway
Four jobs I’ve had in my life:
McDonalds (who hasn’t?)
Waitress at Hof’s Hut
Asst. Editor for R&R Magazine (the military one, God bless its soul)
Marketing Manager for Sun Microsystems High Performance Computing Solutions (was that a…

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In the News – Stem Cells and Patient Advocacy

Top stories today, in my world:
1) “Stell Cell Breakthrough Helps 85% of Type 2 Diabetes Patients.” In a very exciting initial study in Argentina, implanted stem cells did just what researchers hoped they would do: they appeared to regenerate the destroyed Islet Beta Cells in the pateints’ pancreas. The patients were able to get off their various diabetes drugs, and the procedure went off without a single complication.
Very promising stuff. Now remember, this…

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Holy @#$! Amazing Stories, Vol. 4: Quest for Animal Insulin

Apropos to Diabetes Health Magazine’s latest feature on “Where Have All the Insulins Gone?” I had no idea that the evolving insulin market might have been bad for some patients — much less the celebrated changeover to synthetic human insulin. Meet Jim Daly from Massachusetts, who shared his brutally honest story with me this week (reprinted uncensored, except for inserted links, with permission):
Hi Amy,
My name is Jim. I am 32 years old, type…

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Confounded Statistics

Quote of the month: a lack of specific diabetes data “really does hamper us on a national level — for knowing who’s got what and where. We don’t know where to put our energies. How do you base policy on only the vaguest of data?” — Matt Petersen, director of information for the American Diabetes Association.
Now don’t get me wrong. It’s not the ADA’s fault. I’ve been researching LADA or Type 1.5 or whatever…

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And the OC Explodes…

I guess I was right about blogs being tailor made for the diabetes community. Boy was I right! Everyone I come in contact with seems to be starting a new D-Blog (very flattering, I might add.)

On Sunday I got an email from David Kliff of Diabetes Investor, whom I met with and profiled recently — and who has just now launched his own blog, DiabetesRealWorld. David writes me: “I feel that I can learn…

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