When I was down in Orlando for the Children with Diabetes conference, I bumped into a booth for something called the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, and chatted with its president Mary Podjasek, a wife and mother to two with type 1 diabetes. Never heard of this foundation? Well, if you’re the parent of a future college student who’s living with diabetes, take note! The Diabetes Scholars Foundation has awarded over $300,000 to incoming freshman with diabetes…Read more »
Happy Independence Day, All. I hope you too are enjoying the long weekend. We’ve (finally) got some killer summer sunshine here in the Bay Area. Plus a nice rib cookout and some fab fireworks last night.
I’m still recovering from my week in Orlando, FL, where I attended both the annual ADA Conference, and for the very first time, Jeff Hitchcock’s wonderful CWD Friends for Life event. I thought y’all might enjoy these snapshots of…Read more »
There were a number of encouraging news announcements this week here in Florida about progress on the JDRF’s Artificial Pancreas Project. The most prominent of those is today’s unveiling of the results of the STAR 3 Trial (Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy for A1C Reduction) that showed adults, teens and children achieving a 4x reduction in A1C levels using this tech-heavy therapy versus patients on injections.
The STAR study, sponsored by Medtronic, was conducted at 30 clinics…
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 »
Sixteen-year-old Megan Khoury of Midland, Texas, won our Kids’ Category in the DiabetesMine Design Competition this year. Her entry, a concept called AniMeter, received the most votes among our four kids’ finalists:
But even more than the interactive glucose monitor Megan envisioned, it’s her life that will blow you away. At least it did me.
Megan is energetic and well-spoken. In a nutshell, Megan’s heavily involved in competitive tennis, dance and theater, pageantry, and fund-raising…