Admittedly, I’m a bit tardy here in publishing the final installment of my Winter Olympics conversations with cross-country skier Kris Freeman. He has type 1 diabetes and was America’s best hope for a medal in his sport in Vancouver this year — but alas, things did not go well for Kris this time around. He suffered a BG low in the 15k, his best event; fell far behind in the 30k; and ended up dropping…Read more »
IDEO is the world-renown design firm that transformed Kaiser Permanente’s modus operandi. They made the cover of BusinessWeek a few years ago. They’ve won scores of design competitions themselves.
So needless to say, we’re delighted to have them on board for the DiabetesMine Design Challenge, open for submissions until May 1, 2009 (so get movin’!). IDEO Senior Design Strategist John Lai is one of our judges this year, and two of our Design Challenge winners…
I must admit, I love it when famous people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes waste zero time getting involved, and using their celebrity to raise awareness of the cause. You’ve surely heard about Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler’s diagnosis with type 1 diabetes last spring. He’s been very vocal about it. And he still managed to establish himself as one of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks with a Pro Bowl season in 2008.
As…Read more »
This morning Novo Nordisk announced that the FDA has scheduled an advisory committee meeting for its new Liraglutide once-daily GLP-1 drug, currently awaiting FDA approval. Believe it or not, this is huge news — with the potential to make or break a multi-billion-dollar diabetes drug category and set the tone for FDA safety proceedings in years to come.
What the FDA has done is to push off approval of Novo’s new Type 2 diabetes drug,…
Question: How can you tell if the insulin in any given vial is still good before injecting it?
Answer: You can’t! You have to “test” it on yourself by injecting and awaiting the blood sugar results.
Isn’t that crazy?!
A reader emailed me a week or so ago asking why there is no litmus test — like a strip of test paper where applying a few drops of insulin would yield either green for “good”…