Last Wednesday, diabetes researchers and advocates from around the country convened in Washington, DC, for an FDA hearing on the Artificial Pancreas with the aim of making this pipe dream a reality. The point of the hearing was to allow JDRF and other stakeholders — researchers, industry reps, and patients — a chance to provide input on the Artificial Pancreas Project, in particular “recommendations to ensure the safe and effective testing of artificial pancreas technology…Read more »
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, and the (for you too?) gorgeous weather that blessed us for World Diabetes Day 2010.
Here in San Francisco, Kelly Close and her team at Close Concerns collaborated with the local JDRF chapter, and ADA too, to bring us a fantastic rally at the Yerba Buena Rooftop Gardens near the SF Convention Center. It was a perfect evening:
You’ll be happy to know that we surpassed our goal for…Read more »
Red Maxwell is father of 15-year-old Cassie, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a toddler. He serves as National Chair of Online Communications for JDRF and spearheads their Juvenation social network. Despite being new on my radar, he’s also been blogging about diabetes since 2004, at his own site called Daddybetes.
On top of being a supercharged D-parent, Red happens to know a thing or two about collaboration. With over 20 years of design and…
Michelle Page Alswager is a long-time diabetes advocate, whose mission has taken on new meaning since the sudden and tragic passing of her son, Jesse, in February of this year at only 13. Michelle is a former Executive Director for the Western Wisconsin chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, but continues to volunteer and participate in their Ride to Cure Diabetes, as well as working with the group Triabetes, a triathlon club for PWDs. …Read more »
It doesn’t seem possible. In this day and age, with all the advanced medicines and devices, the diligent attention so many of us pay to our glucose control and that of our diabetic children… How can a healthy, happy child with diabetes, seemingly in such good control, simply pass away in her sleep without a peep or a warning sign that might have alerted her loved ones that something was wrong?
But it did happen,…