Allie Beatty, formerly of TheDiabetesBlog, has established a new multimedia site "Allies Voice" where she has launched a crusade. The issue at stake is a substance called C-peptide, which in a healthy body, is present in tandem with insulin, but is removed during the manufacturing process of human insulin analogs that we PWDs must inject. Allie and others believe that Big Pharma is doing Type 1 patients a grave disservice by removing this substance, and…Read more »
Lettuce as a potential cure for diabetes? I told you I was looking into it. My instinct said 'BS' (and that doesn't stand for 'blood sugar'). I queried a few experts in the last few days, and it looks like I wasn't too far off.
So the headlines were all abuzz last week with (yet another) breakthrough that "may have finally unlocked the code to wipe diabetes completely off the map."
Dr. Henry Daniell and…
Catchy title, ay? This is what they chose to dub the set of cutting-edge diabetes research presentations at last month's NYC Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) meeting.
If you like to keep up on the latest and greatest advancements, this is certainly some stuff you should know about. Of particular interest:
* Preserving Beta Cells - Jay Skyler, NIH Study Chairman and past ADA President
Remember, it's the so-called "regulatory t-cells" that keep the autoreactive (self-attacking)…