Not long ago, I attended the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo here in New York City. Personally, I didn’t expect to get much out of the event because I knew that the Diabetes Expo (and ADA as a whole) is skewed toward the predominant type 2 diabetes population. But still, I wanted to bring along a friend who’s been struggling with her diabetes, and I wanted to say hello to a few other friends who…Read more »
We’ve walked through multiple exhibit halls at diabetes conferences in recent months, and seen hundreds of displays for products ans services meant to serve or help the diabetes community — everything from medical devices, blood strips and supplies to non-profit charities and food products that people with diabetes might care about.
Some “controversial” exhibitors definitely caught our eye, such as a cinnamon water extract product that’s supposedly a dietary supplement to help blood sugar control (really?), and…
After the whole Paula Deen controversy earlier this year, we were interested in seeing what her “Diabetes In a New Light” cooking campaign was going to be all about. That chance arose recently when Indiana-based fellow D-blogger and journalist Mike Hoskins took a bus ride to Chicago, where one of Paula’s sons was doing a cooking demonstration showing their new “diabetes friendly” Southern recipes. Mike had the chance to not only watch the demo and…Read more »