This week, J&J’s Animas is recalling a batch of 45,000 faulty insulin cartridges shipped between Nov. 30, 2010, and Jan. 4, 2011, that reportedly can leak insulin, resulting in the delivery of less insulin than intended. Note that the pump most likely will not alarm if there is an internal leak. If you are affected by this, you should be receiving an email and a letter from the company shortly, in addition to a set…Read more »
People with diabetes certainly aren’t immune to issues with insomnia or other sleeping problems that occur with age, jet lag or seasonal affective disorder. When that happens, sometimes counting sheep just doesn’t cut it. But there has been concern discussed recently in the D-OC about using sleep aids with diabetes. A thread on TuDiabetes starts off with the notion that “any kind of sleep aid is taboo for an insulin-dependent diabetic.” So we decided to…Read more »
With the fiscal year ending on Friday, it’s time to make any last minute tax-deductible donations. Fortunately, the diabetes community is not short on non-profit organizations dedicated to educating, assisting, and eventually curing people with diabetes. The most visible organizations are, of course, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. But there are many others worthy of your philanthropic consideration. Here’s a list of a few great D-causes where you might possibly…Read more »
Obviously, the holidays are here. Haven’t you heard the Muzak? So… have you done your shopping? We’ve already surpassed the last night of Hanukkah this year (ugh), but for those of you still looking for something special to make someone with diabetes smile, take a look here first. This is the first official DBMine Holiday Gift Guide, featuring some “out of the box” ideas for giving —
Give the gift of… health items:
Did you know that more people are diagnosed with diabetes in the colder months of the year? Also, type 1 diabetes is more common in European countries than in African or South American countries. And Finland has the highest rate of type 1 diabetes in the world. What do these things have in common? Yes, it seems there’s a connection between diabetes and cold weather!
Would you believe that in the book Survival of the…