Pssst!… 50 Secrets of the Longest Living PWDs

Dr. Sheri Colberg of diabetes exercise science fame and Dr. Steven Edelman of TCOYD have come out with a new book with a quite intriguing title. Everybody loves a secret, right? Well they’ve got dozens of ‘em for you, in 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes (Marlowe Diabetes Library, 2007).
It’s encouraging, informative, and easy to read… definitely my kind of diabetes book! If nothing else, you’ll be delighted to discover how…

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More Great Ways to Avoid Needles

“Don’t call them pumps…” Further to my ongoing pursuit of alternative insulin delivery devices, I’ve learned of a few more highly intriguing models that were showcased via research posters and/or demos at last month’s annual ADA Conference.
* Valeritas’ h-Patch technology — a daily-use, disposable, waterproof device that’s as small as a chap stick tube and as easy to apply as a band-aid, according to the New Jersey-based company. It delivers both a fixed basal…

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Rocking the D-World

Gracing the cover of this month’s Diabetes Forecast magazine: rocker Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison. Actually, he and his ‘betes have been all over the media lately. Nice to know that even oversexed rock-stars living in the fast lane can really keep a handle on their BG control, ay?
I mean, this guy went out with Pamela Anderson, for God’s sake. (Weelll… they probably stayed in more than they went out). His über-trashy new…

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Dr. Barry Ginsberg: A Diabetes Icon Explains… Everything

Well OK, maybe not everything, but it was pretty inspiring interviewing the endo who led the research team for the landmark DCCT (Diabetes Control and Complications Trial)!
Dr. Barry Ginsberg is internationally recognized as an “iconic figure” in diabetes, blood glucose monitoring technology and implantable sensors. He’s published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has received over 5 million dollars in research grants. He recently retired from 15 years as vice president for worldwide…

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This Just In…

OMG, I usually don’t bother passing along every tidbit submitted to Google News syndication, but here are some very noteworthy headlines off the wire today:
Two Presidential Candidates Announce Plans to Cure Diabetes
Wired News
Senator Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut) and former Governor Bill Richardson (D-New Mexico) both indicated that they wanted to cure diabetes during Monday night’s debate. Bold proposals, but the debate format prevented them from detailing their paths toward this goal…
Quotable: “Senator…

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