I’ve interviewed athletes, musicians, artists, and even acrobats with type 1 diabetes. But Nat Strand “takes the cake,” if you’ll excuse the expression. She’s a 31-year-old anesthesiologist who, along with fellow doctor and friend Kat Chang, won the 2010 reality TV Amazing Race competition, which challenges two-person teams to race across the globe in a frenzied international scavenger hunt with just one backpack each and very little money. Contestants travel by bus, hot air balloon…Read more »
Nick Jonas. Just whisper his name and you can hear girls screaming across the country, no? With their worldwide music tours, Disney channel TV series, and now making movies, this 18-year-old singer and his two brothers have officially become Larger Than Life.
Nick, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October 2005, has chosen to devote much of his fame to raising awareness about diabetes. Thanks to the good folks at DiabeticConnect.com and Bayer…
Last Wednesday, diabetes researchers and advocates from around the country convened in Washington, DC, for an FDA hearing on the Artificial Pancreas with the aim of making this pipe dream a reality. The point of the hearing was to allow JDRF and other stakeholders — researchers, industry reps, and patients — a chance to provide input on the Artificial Pancreas Project, in particular “recommendations to ensure the safe and effective testing of artificial pancreas technology…Read more »
Happily, Harvard University appears to have jumped on the diabetes innovation bandwagon recently, with a crowdsourcing experiment called the Harvard Catalyst InnoCentive Ideation Challenge, in which Harvard president Dan Faust sent out a call to the great minds around this legendary university for creative answers to the question: “What do we not know to cure type 1 diabetes?”
Well, there are certainly plenty of answers to that question!
However, as it turns out, the main…
“If this book were a video game it would be rated ‘Mature’ for a sprinkling of explicit language and for deadly serious subject matter.”
— statement kicking off the “Preface” of Wil Dubois’ latest book, Beyond Fingersticks
While I might have to disagree with Wil’s idea of “sprinkling” (I lost count of how many choice four letter words there were in this pint-sized, yet heavy-duty instruction manual), I completely agree that discussing CGM use…Read more »