March is Women’s History Month, a memorial that’s necessary because traditionally, women never made into history books, despite their indelible impact on so many different fields. Diabetes is no exception! From physicians to actors to scientists to athletes, women have been a huge force in improving the care of diabetes and how people perceive this condition. So today, we’ve chosen to highlight three of those women: Dr. Priscilla White, Eva Saxl and Helen Murray Free. …Read more »
It’s always exciting to see a member of the D-OC accomplish a goal, so we’re thrilled to announce the release of Ginger Vieira’s self-published book, Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger has lived with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease since 1999, but she’s most recognized for being a powerlifter (she’s set 15 records in drug-tested powerlifting) and owner of a life coaching business called Living in Progress. Ginger is powerfully committed to motivating and encouraging…Read more »
I can’t help it. This reminds me of the movie City Slickers, in which one of the characters has messed up his life, and his friends tell him he’s getting a “do-over.” The young company Dance Pharmaceuticals, based in downtown San Francisco, is basically on a mission to salvage the good parts of Pfizer’s failed inhaled insulin Exubera (not the awkward delivery device!) and launch a second coming of the base product that is “simpler,…Read more »
Happy New Year, everyone! I’ve been mostly off-line this past week, attempting to enjoy the “break” while cleaning and sorting out our fresh-from-construction home. But even in that daze, I couldn’t help noticing all the fuss about MannKind’s Afrezza, which was supposed to be ruled upon by the FDA on Dec. 29.
The FDA has requested an additional four weeks to make a decision on this new inhalable insulin, after having postponed the decision by…
While blogs are hugely popular for sharing our day-to-day trials of living with diabetes, there’s also been a new crop of self-published books about the Big D making their way online in virtual stores, including Amazon. A recent title is Tales in the Insulin Vial, by Steve Beriault, a 58-year-old type 1 living in Canada.
Steve’s book is more of a collection of stories than a straightforward memoir. Some of those stories capture a true…