If you can still get excited about diabetes research headlines, then here’s some exciting news coming out of Cambridge, Mass, this week: Tolerx, a life sciences company, has reported they are in Phase 3 clinical trials for a new treatment of type 1 diabetes. If everything goes to plan, a representative of the company says, Tolerx could launch the first-ever offering approved by the FDA to treat the cause of type 1 diabetes. Pretty cool!…Read more »
Last week, my husband and I took the whole gang — three kids plus my oldest daughter’s best friend — on a roadtrip down to LA for Spring Break. Seven hours in the car is never a great experience, but now that their ages range from 7-12, it’s getting much less painless. (No one barfed! Not even me)
For our “roller coaster day” at Knott’s Berry Farm, my 12-year-old and her BFF wore a set…
Not long ago, I reported here on the possible benefits of Metformin for people with type 1 diabetes. It is of course an oral medication traditionally aimed at type 2 diabetics who are not on insulin. Today, we revisit that issue with a real live test case — my friend and colleague Allison Blass, who’s recently added Metformin to her own regime:
A Guest Post by Allison Blass
Over the past few years, since graduating…
If you enjoy “The Biggest Loser” or other reality shows in that vein, and you have diabetes, you’re gonna love this!!
Several years in the making, the TCOYD “Extreme Diabetes Makeover” program is underway now; episodes will start airing in May on TCOYD.org and its own TV channel, on YouTube, and at RealAge.com, the popular consumer health website run by Dr. Mehmet Oz of Oprah fame and his colleague Dr. Michael Roizen.
Wonder what I’m…
Actually, we have Veenu Aulakh to thank for putting the DiabetesMine Design Challenge on the map. She heard me give a keynote speech at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Project HealthDesign event a few years ago, calling for more patient involved in medical device design, and it seems that a light bulb went on: the California HealthCare Foundation strives to foster better tools for patient self-management of chronic illnesses, so why not support a Crowdsourcing…Read more »