A few weeks ago, as part of the Roche Diabetes Social Media Summit, we had the pleasure of meeting and hearing from Jean-Claude Mbanya, the President of the International Diabetes Federation. Jean-Claude gave an impassioned speech at dinner about the plight of underprivileged children in developing countries, many of whom die because of lack of access to insulin. Which is shocking and devastating, considering it has been almost 90 years since the discovery of insulin.…Read more »
Wow, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) works fast! Following the Roche Social Media Summit, where their head of communications Isabella Platon presented, it took just a few days for them to connect with us D-bloggers and turn around a national postcard-writing campaign that could potentially pack a huge global punch:
The goal is to get President Barack Obama to show up and present at the upcoming UN Summit on global health issues (non-communicable diseases) on…Read more »
Ever since Insulet launched the Omnipod five years ago, the patch pump has been gaining steam as the must-have gadget for diabetes device companies. Many companies are in the works developing (or acquiring the technology to develop) their own, from market leaders Medtronic to newcomers like Debiotech with their Jewel pump. Now another company out of London, Cellnovo, is making its way on the scene, and getting some very hot press… but how good is…Read more »
The newest member of our team, Wil Dubois, takes on a sweet-and-sour issue here: organizations that purport to help out diabetics in need, and possibly do so, yet their facade of “charity” masks a thriving business. Read on and let us know what YOU think…
The card and the flyer are misleading.
Diabetic Supply Rescue, known as DSR, is a New Mexico based non-profit that bills itself as a charity. Their slogan is “Recycle.…
Today, we hope to continue motivating y’all to get involved in the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge!
One of the new faces on our Judging Panel this year comes from our sponsor, the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF). Dr. Sophia Chang is Director of CHCF’s Better Chronic Disease Care program. She’s an internist who’s done a lot of work with AIDS patients and also medical research examining health disparities in breast cancer care.
Sophia’s also a really…