Life with Diabetes

American Diabetes Alert Day: Read My Flag

Today, March 27th, 2007, is designated by the ADA as American Diabetes Alert Day.  According to the literature, they are “sounding the alert to the 60 million Americans who are unaware they have diabetes or are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes” — which is a very important thing to do, given all those scary statistics:
- ca. 7% of the US population affected (20.8 million people)
- leading cause of new cases of…

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KYN Book Update

So what’s it like to be an author?  Somewhat uneventful, so far.  Probably because most of the promotions for our new book, Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes (January ’07), to date have been here in cyberspace. So it’s more of the tush-in-the-chair kind of diabetes advocacy I’ve grown used to
Here’s a snapshot of me, visiting the lone copy of our book in our local Barnes & Noble.  My husband said they either sold…

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Saving Insulin’s History

It’s a piece of Canadian history about to be lost… but also one that underscores the lives of millions of people all over the world, who wouldn’t be here today without the work of Banting and Best and their remarkable discovery …

 
                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                      A little background, from Canada’s Prairie Preacher:  In 1921, Canadian researcher Dr. Fredrick Banting, and his assistant Charles Best discovered the process to extract insulin from the islets of langerhans in the human…

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