How many insulins have you tried? If you’re like most people, you only switch to something new when a better generation comes out, such as when Regular upgraded to Humalog or when NPH upgraded to Lantus. But when it comes to comparing insulin in the same family, say Humalog versus Novolog or Lantus versus Levemir, most of us only try something new when something goes very wrong, such as burning at the injection site. Yech……Read more »
New briefs this week: An Australian company that makes “cosmeceuticals” is developing an insulin gel patch in collaboration with the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School. A Japanese company that makes synthetic fabrics is developing an insulin nasal spray with Hoshi University in Tokyo.
Hey, I don’t make this stuff up. As you well know, these kinds of headlines are either tantalizingly exciting, or disgustingly frustrating, depending on how long you’ve had the ‘betes…
Kelly Close is the brillant mind behind Close Concerns, a consultancy dedicated to “the business of diabetes.” In addition to having type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years, she is also one of the thought leaders in the diabetes community. One of Close Concern’s main objectives is to go every ― and I mean every ― diabetes conference and report back on the latest findings. Today, Kelly shares some new nuggets she discovered at…Read more »
Jennifer Dyer, MD, is an endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to all her hard work as a doctor, she also is passionate about consumer health communications and health media to improve health literacy. She also happens to be one of the few endos you can find using social media on a regular basis; you can follow her on Twitter…Read more »
Being diagnosed with diabetes at any age is a shock, but being diagnosed at 18 years old when you’re studying to be prima ballerina in New York City has to be a HUGE shock. That’s what happened to Zippora Karz, who now teaches dance from her home in Los Angeles. This November, at age 44, she’ll be publishing The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina’s Triumph over Diabetes, her memoirs of diagnosis and time in the New…Read more »