Life with Diabetes

Pump Talk with Virginia Valentine

Virginia Valentine is a veteran nurse and CDE (certified diabetes educator) who’s established herself as a prime source of information on all things related to insulin pumping.  (I’ve always thought she had one of the most interesting names in the industry, btw; the first time I met her she was decked out in all-red.)
She’s served on the board of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and chairs the Advanced Practice Specialty Practice Group…

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BrandWeek Bashes Exubera

Ouch, Pfizer is getting hit hard on what appears to be the impending commercial failure of Exubera, the first-ever market-ready inhalable insulin. On Monday, BrandWeek (the marketing industry’s premiere weekly publication) called it the “Billion-Dollar Bong“:
“Last year, Pfizer paid Sanofi-Aventis $1.4 billion for Exubera, a new inhaled insulin product for diabetics that Pfizer forecast would produce $2 billion in sales every year.
“What Pfizer got for its cash was a device that looks a…

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Rules of Life, the Basics

(original author unknown)
If you open it, close it.
If you drop it, pick it up.
If you empty it, fill it up.
If you make it messy, clean it up.
If you wear it, put it back.
If you borrow it, return it.
+ If you eat it, dose for it (my 2 cents)
Oh, you parents out there — does this not sum it up so well?  And for the rest of you,…

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