We’re back with another edition of our Global Diabetes series, in which we’ve “traveled the world” to bring you the stories of people living with diabetes, from Germany and Spain to India and the United Arab Emirates. Today, Anja Nielsen joins us from Copenhagen, Denmark, where approximately 5% of the population has diabetes. Anja was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999, and soon after became an active diabetes advocate, involved in both the International…Read more »
The biggest thing in diabetes headlines of late is Bydureon, the first and only once-a-week drug to help type 2 diabetics keep their sugars in check, which is newly approved by the FDA. Amylin’s stock price is up, and the pharma blogosphere is all abuzz. But if you’re like us, you may be wondering what the really big deal is. New type 2 drugs come out all the time, don’t they?
Well, for one thing,…
Paula Deen is facing the music, on the eve of her birthday nonetheless (tomorrow). She and her publicist must have had a phone-a-thon today as she made herself available to the media, inevitably to answer to accusations of hypocrisy, profiteering, and just being a downright bad role model for people with diabetes everywhere. I got a scant 15 minutes on the phone with her, and all I can say is, she sure sounded like a…Read more »
In case you haven’t heard, famous butter-and-cream Southern supreme chef Paula Deen has announced that she is a type 2 diabetic… and that she has partnered with Novo Nordisk in a campaign promoting their drug, Victoza. The way the Internet is all abuzz with this news, you’d think President Obama had been diagnosed with diabetes. But apparently the fact that Paula Deen, renowned for her carb-laden cookbooks and television shows, now has type 2 diabetes…Read more »
As we all know, there’s A LOT to remember when it comes to diabetes. So Timesulin, a virtual company founded in 2009 in Germany, Sweden and the UK, hopes to help patients remember whether or not they’ve taken their insulin injection.
Unlike insulin pumps, most insulin pens don’t come with a memory that you can scroll through to check whether or not you already bolused for your dinner. What to do if you’re unsure? Not…