Greetings, people who care about diabetes and about the people who have it. This week’s edition of The Diabetic Partner Follies is a special treat. I had queried John Close, British hubby of the smart and extremely successful diabetes industry consultant Kelly Close, about his experiences being virtually saturated with the disease in both their private and professional lives. What came back was completely unexpected, and made me laugh. You should have seen my husband…Read more »
Catchy title, ay? This is what they chose to dub the set of cutting-edge diabetes research presentations at last month’s NYC Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) meeting.
If you like to keep up on the latest and greatest advancements, this is certainly some stuff you should know about. Of particular interest:
* Preserving Beta Cells – Jay Skyler, NIH Study Chairman and past ADA President
Remember, it’s the so-called “regulatory t-cells” that keep the autoreactive (self-attacking)…
Sometime in the middle of last week, as I was gazing at my blog banner and mulling over my next post, I had a kind of out-of-body sensation for a moment: Am I still the same person who started this blog nearly two years ago? Do I still feel the same way about my disease that I did then? How many years do you have to have diabetes before the “marvel” wears off? i.e. before…Read more »
Today is the day. World Diabetes Day, that is, a “celebration” held every year on Nov. 14, organized by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote global awareness of the diabetes world. Nov. 14 apparently “commemorates the birthday of Frederick Banting, who, along with Charles Best, is credited with the discovery of insulin in 1921.”
According to the authorities, diabetes is on the rise in almost every…
Since we love to gripe about healthcare providers, but rarely get a chance to talk with them frankly, I was excited to recently run into some executives from Kaiser Permanente (KP) at a healthcare blogging event. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Kaiser is America’s leading integrated health care organization with a unique nonprofit business model (and also those cool “your-couch-is-a-carb” / Thrive commercials).
They are very interested in Social Media, so it didn’t take too…