Life with Diabetes

DA: Doug Burns Case to be Dismissed!!

Looks like we have a victory, Folks!
I just got off the phone with Asst. DA Morley Pitt, and he has confirmed what Vivian reported early this am: Doug Burns’ case is to be dismissed this morning!!
Queried on why, Mr. Pitt states, “We have conducted further investigation and concluded that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute the case against Mr. Burns.”
Provided the dismissal goes smoothly, what an excellent testiment to the Power of…

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CALL TO ACTION: Help Doug Burns Take a Stand on Hypoglycemia (and Stay Out of Jail)

For all of you who are as incensed as I am over the Mr. Universe Going to Trial issue, I now have the information* on how you can speak up today:
Please place phone calls with your objections/support to
- Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe
(650) 363-4752
- Assistant District Attorney Morley Pitt
(650) 363-4785
Please leave angry messages! The idea is to rattle their chain here, and put some pressure on the…

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Would You Believe… Doug Burns Going to Trial?

I just got off the phone with Mr. Universe himself, Doug Burns. (Whoa, another memory-maker I can thank the diabetes for). As you all know, Doug was recently maced and roughhoused by police during a hypoglycemic event at a movie theater here in Redwood City, CA. During the episode, the police assumed he was intoxicated, despite a bystander’s insistance that it might be a diabetes issue. He was handcuffed, thrown into a car, and driven…

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CWD’s Summer Bash

Darn it, another great event I’m going to miss! This year’s Children With Diabetes Friends for Life 2007 Conference July 11-15 (at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Florida) looks, well… extraordinary.

This is the annual reunion-type bash for families and individuals living with type 1 diabetes — although I happen to know that reknowned type 2 journalist David Mendosa will be “sneaking in as an imposter” this year as well. Organizer Jeff Hitchcock tells me…

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Avandia: DREAM Killer

Yes, yes, yes, Dear Readers, I have read about Avandia causing heart attacks. (Thank you all kindly for the tips.) But what I keep saying is, this is not news; they just have more concrete evidence now for flaws in the drug that were obvious since at least last August.
So much for GlaxoSmithKline‘s “DREAM Study” last Fall, ay? That drugmaker-backed study — the largest D-prevention study ever conducted, in fact — apparently “showed convincing…

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