Living in the United States, we are often stuck in a bubble of US-centric news. This is true for diabetes as much as any other topic. But as World Diabetes Day attests to, diabetes is hardly just an American thing. In reality, there’s much more going on in the global diabetes research arena than you might think (since our media announcements are pretty much limited to, err, Boston, Miami and the Bay Area). So today,…Read more »
Are diabetes headlines in the mainstream media mostly a bunch of hype, or do they bring us real hope for the future? The panel I moderated on this topic at the Diabetes Research Institute’s annual conference in New York City last week produced quite a lively discussion. I referenced all of your comments as well, so thank you all, Dear Readers!
As Dr. Jay Skyler pointed out, there’s only one letter difference between HYPE and…
A call for YOUR pressing questions!
This coming Saturday, Oct. 25, is the Diabetes Research Institute’s annual conference in New York. One of the main topics is making sense of news coverage on diabetes — are the headlines all just a bunch of hype, or do they bring us real hope?
The DRI has asked me to publish a call for your questions here: if you were in a room with a panel of diabetes…
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…