Since I got Type 1 diabetes at the ripe old age of 30+, I never had the experience of “leaving the nest” with the Big D. So I recently asked fellow blogger and advocate Allison Blass what that was like: Did your parents fall apart? Were you scared to death, or more elated? What she came back with was actually more of a practical nature: the top tips she wished she’d known at the time.…Read more »
Our brains are obviously hard-wired to love food. For many years, scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of why we go all ga-ga over fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, for example. If we could figure out — and even control — the neuroscience of appetite, just imagine what that would do for combating obesity, and for living with diabetes!
I bring this up because it’s been on my mind since last month’s annual ADA…
Slowly but surely, a fully integrated “closed loop” or “artificial pancreas” system doesn’t seem so pie-in-the-sky anymore.
By that I mean: the real diabetes device news coming out of this week’s annual ADA Conference was not any product launch in particular, but what I view as a “clear and present” push towards a more automated diabetes management system.
For starters, see the new pre-conference special edition of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, all about “accelerating the…
It’s been a whirlwind few days here at the 2009 American Diabetes Association annual conference in New Orleans. Consider:
389 oral presentations
100 clinical symposia (more science talks)
104 late-breaking abstracts (papers submitted after the conference program was filled up)
1,538 research posters
465 published abstracts (research synopses)
150+ exhibitors on one enormous exposition floor
In short, it’s been factual overload — beginning with the first thing I learned this weekend: I didn’t even know…Read more »
It’s Sunday morning, and as predicted, my feet hurt already. Been so busy running around the halls of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center here in New Orleans, meeting D-folk and soaking up as much info as possible, that I haven’t had much time to post yet. Been twittering intermittently, though. Catch up my updates there.
For the big news, see the myriad MSM headlines about the RECORD study results, a controversial trial showing that…