Jessica Bernstein wants to take “control” out of the diabetes vocabulary. So read the headline when she was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle last week. Jessica is a San Francisco Bay Area psychologist who was diagnosed herself with type 1 diabetes when she was just a year old. She’s spent much of her adult life working with people with chronic illnesses, and fundamentally believes that our culture has got the approach to “suffering” all…Read more »
If you can still get excited about diabetes research headlines, then here’s some exciting news coming out of Cambridge, Mass, this week: Tolerx, a life sciences company, has reported they are in Phase 3 clinical trials for a new treatment of type 1 diabetes. If everything goes to plan, a representative of the company says, Tolerx could launch the first-ever offering approved by the FDA to treat the cause of type 1 diabetes. Pretty cool!…Read more »
Robert Oringer is currently Co-Chairman and Board Director of AMG Medical Inc. in Canada, which distributes professional and home healthcare products. But he’s also the man who pioneered private-label diabetes products in the US, including syringes, glucose products, and testing supplies.
One might call Robert a serial diabetes entrepreneur — and at least as importantly, father of two teenage boys with type 1 diabetes. We catch up with him today in his role as a…Read more »
One of the common criticisms of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is its overwhelming emphasis on children and parents of children with diabetes — with little to no recognition that kids with diabetes, well… grow up. Or that ever-growing numbers of us are being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as adults. God knows I’ve been vocal in pestering the JDRF on this issue over the past couple of years.
Slowly, the organization has branched out,…
In the past few weeks, the diabetes community has suffered several tragedies in losing young people to diabetes. It is shocking and upsetting when diabetes takes the life of anyone, but somehow more so when it cuts a young life so short. Moira McCarthy Stanford is a journalist, a long-time JDRF volunteer and mom to Leigh, 22, and Lauren, 18 — who was diagnosed with type 1 at age 5. Today, Lauren is one of…Read more »