Let’s be real: when it comes to taking care of kids with diabetes, it can seem like a mom’s world. We know that dads love their kids just as much, but sometimes it can seem like moms are the only ones going to doctor’s appointments, picking up prescriptions, and negotiating 504 plans. Women also tend to be more comfortable talking about their emotions, so it’s no surprise that we have a huge community of D-mom…Read more »
Emily Allen, winner of one of three Grand Prizes in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge, does not have diabetes. But boy, does this gal “get it”! This 25-year-old from Bloomington, Indiana, completed her graduate studies in human-computer interaction design at Indiana University just last year, and was immediately hired by health care device firm Cook Medical, where she had worked as an intern for the previous year.
Emily’s winning design was diaPETic. Here’s the…
Health professionals reportedly are receiving letters this week alerting them to an FDA warning just issued about risks of thyroid cancer and pancreatitis associated with the popular type 2 diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza). Yikes!
According to MSM reports, the evidence was found in mice, and it’s unclear if the serious risks translate to humans — but there was enough concern to issue the follow warning:
“Clinical trials have shown more cases of pancreatitis with liraglutide…
Diabetes is certainly not created equal, and it’s even more varied when you take into account the various ways countries manage their health care system. Over the past few months, in our new international series, we’ve peeked into the lives of PWDs in Spain, Germany, Canada and Australia, and this month we’re taking a hop across the pond to visit Becky Thomson, a resident of the United Kingdom (which of course encompasses England, Scotland, Wales…Read more »
A huge thank you and congratulations to all who participated in our 2011 open innovation contest! Yet again we feel this effort is an example of “crowdsourcing” at its best — culling the brightest concepts from across the community to help improve life with diabetes.
Jeffrey Brewer, President and CEO of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), recently stated:
“This contest has created a great deal of buzz within the diabetes industry, really helping to…