In the area of beta cell preservation, there’s a (sort of) new name in the spotlight: Andromeda Biotech, Ltd. with its DiaPep277 treatment. Based in Israel, this company announced last month that phase III clinical trials showed significant preservation of C-peptide levels, a marker for assessing insulin secretion by pancreatic cells. Andromeda joins the ranks of companies like Tolerx and Macrogenics/Lilly, who’ve been vocal about their work to preserve beta cell functioning in newly diagnosed…Read more »
The New Year is just around the corner, so as per tradition, we’re reviewing all the things that have made 2011 a year to remember in the diabetes world and here at the ‘Mine.
We’ve had some big moments in technology as the FDA finally approved some progressive stuff. There were some amazing times with our blogging compatriots IRL (that’s Internet-speak for “in real life”). And there were some milestones of us both professionally and…
We love to spotlight our wonderful readers here at the ‘Mine, especially because we have some really fabulous, accomplished people in our community. For example, Caroline Sheehan, a type 1 PWD for 8 years, who recently won our giveaway of the book Your Medical Mind. Not only is Caroline a good friend of mine, but she’s an accomplished Laughter Yoga instructor (featured for that last Fall) and has run two marathons — and she’s only…Read more »
We’re very excited to announce the winners of our landmark 20,000 Voices Giveaway! Over the past seven years, we’ve hosted thousands of visitors, and your thousands of comments full of great input have made this site what it is. When we saw that we were coming up on our 20,000th comment, we decided to take the opportunity to honor YOU with some nice prizes!
- the Grand Prize is a $200 gift card to the…
We review a lot of books here at the ‘Mine, but rarely do we have the opportunity to review one that we’re actually featured in! That’s why it’s a special honor to share the news about the release of My Sweet Life, by Beverly S. Adler, PhD, CDE, a new anthology of essays written by 24 dynamic women living with diabetes. And our fearless leader, Amy Tenderich, is one of them! … along with other…Read more »