Thanks to Cherise Shockley and the team at the DSMA (Diabetes Social Media Advocacy – #dsma) website, there is a new Blog Carnival making the rounds in the DOC (Diabetes Online Community). How’s that for a mouthful of acronyms? In case you’re not familiar with any of this, a Blog Carnival is a monthly feature in which bloggers respond to a prompt on their respective sites, and the following month all the responses are collected…Read more »
Wow, most of that post header came out like some kind of pet command. Sorry. I’m just excited, I suppose, to have been contacted by the renown innovation research firm Cambridge Consultants on this project: they’re looking into combination products* for the diabetes community and would like to ask all of us to complete a brief survey, to give real and actual patient perspectives on how we choose our devices and how we feel about…Read more »
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the JDRF Capitol Chapter’s first annual Research Summit in Bethesda, MD. The summit had a very impressive line-up, including Dan Hurley, author of the book Diabetes Rising, and Dr. Aaron Kowalski, JDRF’s Vice President of Treatment Therapies.
I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Edward Damiano, a researcher at Boston University who’s currently steeped in multi-day human trials for the control algorithm on the artificial…
People with diabetes certainly aren’t immune to issues with insomnia or other sleeping problems that occur with age, jet lag or seasonal affective disorder. When that happens, sometimes counting sheep just doesn’t cut it. But there has been concern discussed recently in the D-OC about using sleep aids with diabetes. A thread on TuDiabetes starts off with the notion that “any kind of sleep aid is taboo for an insulin-dependent diabetic.” So we decided to…Read more »
Last week, thousands of healthcare companies and investors therein descended upon San Francisco for the 2011 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. Although I wasn’t able to attend personally, I’ve been keeping an eagle eye on what happened there in terms of diabetes through my friend, seasoned industry observer David Kliff of Diabetic Investor — reporting daily on what he calls “the wacky world of diabetes devices.”
He’s kindly given me permission to summarize some of his…