At the end of last year (so, basically, two weeks ago), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation announced a joint partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology to help with the discovery and development of drugs to promote beta cell survival. The program will look to fund research at academic centers around the world that could eventually lead to novel new drugs for the prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes.…Read more »
It’s incredible to hear about the myriad of creative ways in which people are expressing themselves about diabetes and calling attention to this illness lately, both online and off-line. Just a few short years ago, when I was diagnosed, it seemed the Big Advocacy Organizations were the only games in town. Now, individuals all over the country — and the world — are doing everything from running online auctions to selling lip-gloss to designing merit…Read more »
Today, just a sampling of some of the interesting stuff presented at last week’s Diabetes Technology Society meeting, that will be out on the market in … um… some years from now (?):
IN-105 Oral Insulin for Type 2 diabetes – Biocon Limited, apparently India’s premier biotechnology company, has been developing oral insulin tablets for some years now. Positive research results were announced last year. And they’re not just for basal use, either. Studies confirmed…Read more »
The Diabetes Technology Society held its annual meeting last Thursday through Saturday, which always takes place just about a mile and a half from my house. But guess what? This was the very first year that I found myself on the inside of this exclusive event, participating in a panel (the very last panel of the 3-day event) on “technologies to drive patient adherence.”
The term “adherence” made me bristle, too, because it sounds like…
In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, I’m trying to re-examine perspectives on this illness from all different angles. I ran this across this post at the Mayo Clinic blog reminding me of how difficult a new diagnosis can be on family members. And yet, for adults newly diagnosed with diabetes, so many family members are NOT particularly helpful.
It seemed a great time to revisit the following guest post from 2006, which illustrates family…