The research poster is a clever invention. It basically allows researchers to pack all the details of a study they’ve conducted — abstract, methodology, graphs and charts, overview of results — on a 30″ x 40″ piece of cardboard to show it off at scientific events, so that colleagues can walk by and absorb their work in 10 minutes or less. Over 1,600 posters like this were presented this year at the American Diabetes Association…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 »
People are doing amazing things to raise awareness for diabetes. So much so that I can barely keep up with all the notifications I get on fabulous initiatives and projects. This post is the first of a two-part dispatch on some of this stuff, which — if you care about diabetes or someone who has it — you will definitely want to know about.
Connect for the Cure
Tira J. Young, a portrait photographer based…
I’ve been as vocal as anyone complaining about the lack of solid diabetes data reporting in this country, and how that hampers our cause on many levels. Now D-community leader Manny Hernandez and his wonderful crew at the non-profit Diabetes Hands Foundation are taking this problem into their own hands, so to speak. They’ve struck up a partnership to launch a remarkable new reporting application. To explain it all, I’ve asked Manny to join us…Read more »