Clearly, many of you are not into detailed logging of your diabetes records. Honestly, I’m not that diligent with the logging either. But I do love to have a close look at all the newest tools on the market for managing diabetes. Anything that can help with carb-counting is of particular interest, because I’m so imperfect at that. So I was quite intrigued when I stumbled on HealthSimple, a set of clear and simple products…Read more »
Who caught yesterday’s New York Times article in which Dr. John Buse states that diabetes is the “Rodney Dangerfield of diseases,’’ meaning it don’t get no respect? Yipes!
Apparently he has a point, as evidenced by results of focus groups run by the American Diabetes Association: “On a scale of 1 to 10, cancer and heart disease consistently ranked as 9s and 10s. But diabetes scored only 4s and 5s.”
The article, by Tara Parker-Pope,…
I wanted to mention that last Friday, I was privileged to spend the day with Jeff Hitchcock, founder of Children with Diabetes, and Dr. Steven Edelman, founder of TCOYD. I was reminded how the worst things in life sometimes do bring out the best in people.
Watch the whole thing:
More on the video HERE.…Read more »
The case of Doug Burns, bodybuilder of Mr. Universe fame and Type 1 diabetic, is in the news again. This weekend, the San Francisco Chronicle and other papers reported that he has filed suit against the city of Redwood City, CA, in federal court for $5 million in damages over what he says was excessive use of police force when he experienced insulin shock in a local movie theater a year ago in April.
I guess you could say we’re lucky to have diabetes in an era when people get rewarded for reaching above and beyond the norm while living with this disease. Years ago, who ever singled people out for being inspirational with a chronic illness? Nowadays, we’ve got the Joslin Center honoring folks for longevity with diabetes, Animas Corp. and dLife showcasing diabetes heroes, Bayer with their Dream Fund contest, and as of last year, perhaps the…Read more »