Society has many myths and misconceptions about people with diabetes. But even our own community can have some rather interesting “prejudices” about what diabetes is like for other people. After an article on a so-called “Civil War” between type 1 and type 2 diabetes appeared in the Chicago Tribune last fall, we at the ‘Mine decided to start sharing some personal stories of people living with type 2 diabetes, in order to better understand this…Read more »
You asked for it, you got it! OK, maybe it was mostly our idea… but we think you’re going to like it:
Say hello to our spicy new brand of diabetes advice column we’re calling Ask D’Mine. This series will be hosted by my good friend, veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois — with occasional input from Allison and myself.
“Need help navigating life with diabetes? Email us at AskDMine@diabetesmine.com“
Hearsay is that Al Mann, CEO of MannKind Corp., is one of those people who’s either brilliant, crazy, or a combination thereof. Probably the latter. And I guess you’d have to be to keep pushing ahead on developing a powdered inhalable insulin product in the wake of Pfizer’s colossal flop Exubera.
I interviewed Al Mann last November (when their product Afrezza was still spelled with an ‘s’). I thought his claims about this new mealtime…
Get ready for a slew of diabetes news announcements, because the ADA’s huge annual conference starts today!
I’ll be on an airplane pretty much all day (Friday) heading out to Orlando to cover this conference live, although I must warn you: it’s quite overwhelming. Running around the 450,000 square-foot convention center trying to see every diabetes company represented in the enormous exhibit halls while hundreds of symposia and other talk sessions are happening simultaneously is…Read more »
Not long ago, I reported here on the possible benefits of Metformin for people with type 1 diabetes. It is of course an oral medication traditionally aimed at type 2 diabetics who are not on insulin. Today, we revisit that issue with a real live test case — my friend and colleague Allison Blass, who’s recently added Metformin to her own regime:
A Guest Post by Allison Blass
Over the past few years, since graduating…