Dan Hurley, award-winning journalist and author of the new book Diabetes Rising is turning out to have some controversial views. He certainly thinks about Type 1 diabetes — which he’s lived with himself for 34 years — in different terms than I do; he’s very focused on causes and prevention, while I’m just trying to work out how to live with this thing. When I approached Dan to write a piece here at the ‘Mine…Read more »
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…
The Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami never fails to sharpen the cutting-edge of D-research. Its latest invention is the so-called “oxygen sandwich” — a sort of gasket gadget designed to keep impermeable plastic from killing off insulin-producing beta cells incubating in the laboratory, bound for transplantation.
From the press release:
“One of the major challenges to islet cell transplantation as the treatment of choice for type 1 diabetes is the shortage of…
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)…