Life with Diabetes

Monster Campaign & the ADA’s Big Conference

To promote the new diabetes drug Byetta (aka Exenatide injection), Eli Lilly & Co. and partner Amylin Pharmaceuticals are featuring this guy, the Gila monster, during TV interviews today with the drug’s discoverer and a diabetes doctor. The drug is of course the one derived from the saliva of this venomous lizard.
Byetta seems to have exciting possiblities to increase insulin secretion in Type 2 diabetics, but once again, you will find most press coverage…

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Monster Campaign & the ADA’s Big Conference

To promote the new diabetes drug Byetta (aka Exenatide injection), Eli Lilly & Co. and partner Amylin Pharmaceuticals are featuring this guy, the Gila monster, during TV interviews today with the drug’s discoverer and a diabetes doctor. The drug is of course the one derived from the saliva of this venomous lizard.
Byetta seems to have exciting possiblities to increase insulin secretion in Type 2 diabetics, but once again, you will find most press coverage…

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Comments are Open: Try It You’ll Like It

The Typepad people assure me that the problems with posting comments here are all cleared up. Hooray! Now’s your chance to speak up. Remember, no need to be profound: just chime right in!
One of my more shy readers (who worries he’s “not blogworthy” — pisha!) has emailed me with a long list of interesting feedback on recent posts. With just a little arm-twisting, I got him to agree to let me post it. So…

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How We Mutilate Ourselves

This may be the most disturbing thing I’ve heard about young diabetics yet: “Teenage Diabetics Skip Vital Injections.” Youngsters in Scotland admit reducing their insulin doses because of the pressure to stay slim. Many actually think it’s cool, and I’m sure that goes for plenty here in America as well.
Gadz! Generations of girls have of course been told that you have to suffer to be beautiful, right? But I can’t think of anything scarier…

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Peeing in a Jug

I neglected to mention that along with my recent blood work a few weeks ago, it was also time again for that delightful test in which they send you home with the Penzo-oil size plastic jug to collect a urine sample for 24 hours. When I called the lab to check my blood results a few days after going in, the technician said curtly: “We’ve got the blood results, but nothing on the microalbumin yet.…

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