A week ago, the media was all abuzz about a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that the oral drug Actos can prevent diabetes. At first we at the ‘Mine didn’t pay much attention, because of course we’re more concerned with what happens to people who already have diabetes. But the buzz didn’t stop. Forbes blogger Matthew Herper wrote a great piece about why side effects make this a bad…Read more »
Please welcome a brand new judge this year in the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, Dr. Daniel Crowe. He is Medical Director of the Diabetes Program at Southboro Medical Group in Massachusetts, and a long-time type 1 himself.
As a diabetologist who wears his very own insulin pump and CGM, Dan brings a unique perspective to this contest and the prospects of innovative diabetes tools:
DM) First off, can you tell us what it’s like to…Read more »
The newest member of our team, Wil Dubois, takes on a sweet-and-sour issue here: organizations that purport to help out diabetics in need, and possibly do so, yet their facade of “charity” masks a thriving business. Read on and let us know what YOU think…
The card and the flyer are misleading.
Diabetic Supply Rescue, known as DSR, is a New Mexico based non-profit that bills itself as a charity. Their slogan is “Recycle.…
Welcome back to our spankin’ new diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine. We just kicked off this series last week, and we’re already getting lots of queries — so thank you, Curious PWDs! As a reminder:
This is a place to send all your quirky or potentially embarrassing questions, behind-the-scenes curiosities, lifestyle queries, or even ethical dilemmas related to life with the Big D.
“Need help navigating life with diabetes? Email us at AskDMine@diabetesmine.com“
Today, we hope to continue motivating y’all to get involved in the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge!
One of the new faces on our Judging Panel this year comes from our sponsor, the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF). Dr. Sophia Chang is Director of CHCF’s Better Chronic Disease Care program. She’s an internist who’s done a lot of work with AIDS patients and also medical research examining health disparities in breast cancer care.
Sophia’s also a really…