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 »
Get ready for a slew of diabetes news announcements, because the ADA’s huge annual conference starts today!
I’ll be on an airplane pretty much all day (Friday) heading out to Orlando to cover this conference live, although I must warn you: it’s quite overwhelming. Running around the 450,000 square-foot convention center trying to see every diabetes company represented in the enormous exhibit halls while hundreds of symposia and other talk sessions are happening simultaneously is…Read more »
Considering what I am about to write, I feel a little guilty about the post headline here. But these sensational headlines are just the point: the media is abuzz the last few days with the possibility that Lantus insulin “may be linked” to cancer.
The rumors started late last week, when the media got wind that a prominent diabetes researcher forecasted that an “earthquake” event was about to hit that would compromise the safety profile…
It’s Sunday morning, and as predicted, my feet hurt already. Been so busy running around the halls of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center here in New Orleans, meeting D-folk and soaking up as much info as possible, that I haven’t had much time to post yet. Been twittering intermittently, though. Catch up my updates there.
For the big news, see the myriad MSM headlines about the RECORD study results, a controversial trial showing that…
Diabetes and heart risk. My goodness do we hear a lot about that. And for good reason: people with diabetes are 2-4 times more likely to develop atherosclerosis (hardening of the blood vessels) and five times more likely to have a stroke than people without diabetes, according to the ADA. Yipes! And then there’s the uproar of late about diabetes drugs that possibly increase the risk of heart attack (although the evidence on Avandia apparently…Read more »