Avandia: Conspicuously Laying Low

In all my recent coverage of the AADE Meeting, I neglected to mention who was conspicuously missing from the exhibitor floor: GlaxoSmithKline, i.e. no trace of the embattled drug Avandia anywhere.
Thank you to Close Concerns consultancy for accentuating this. Here’s what that group had to say in their latest industry newsletter, released last week:
“There was, as you would expect, a lot of discussion about Avandia but not much consensus. In our discussions with…

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Off to School…

There they go… My little one started kindergarten, and yes, I’m having that parent future shock sort of experience.

You think they could tell which one was my kindergartner? I swear the OneTouch backpack wasn’t my idea! She just really loved that blue……

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AADE Product Watch: the Weird and Wonderful

Expect the unexpected. That’s what they say. A few items that made me do a double-take on the expo floor at the AADE Annual Meeting earlier this month:
* Renew Lancing System from CanAm Care — looks kinda retro and fun to use, but 1) you can’t re-use the tiny needles, and there are just 20 per cartridge, so frequent testers like me would almost use up an entire cartridge every day, and 2) I’m…

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Hey, Coach! So What If I’m Sick?

What about your diabetes and your job? Whom do you tell at work? When? And WHAT exactly do you tell them? And afterwards, are you somehow branded as damaged goods? All tough questions… not to mention the fatigue, frustration, and guilt that often accompany these issues. Couldn’t you just use a personal coach here?!
Not as far-fetched as it sounds.
Four years ago, Rosalind Joffe of Newton, MA, launched a chronic illness coaching service called…

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TCOYD!

Nope, nothing to do with frozen yogurt. Just a reminder that if you haven’t attended one of Dr. Steven Edelman’s Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) conferences around the country, get off the couch and do it, will ya?!
Here’s the deal:
They’re one-day Saturday sessions running from about 8am-5pm. The day starts with a welcome from Dr. Edelman himself, which you will not want to miss (suffice it to say his wife thinks he…

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