Filmmakers Lisa Hepner and her husband, Guy Mossman, are on a mission to bring the story of diabetes and the quest to find a cure to the silver screen. For Lisa, it’s not just professional — it’s personal. Lisa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 20 years ago while in college and has worked for the past 15 years producing documentaries for the likes of Discovery Channel, TLC, MTV and PBS. Now she wants to…Read more »
From the “Weird and Wonderful” File:
Another booth I happened upon last month while visiting the Children with Diabetes conference in Orlando definitely stopped me in my tracks: dental stem cells for diabetes?! Could someone be seriously running a business on this concept when the science is far from mature?
Turns out the Store-A-Tooth™ booth was run by a Provia Laboratories, a Lexington, MA-based outfit offering a new service for preserving the stem cells found…
Allie Beatty, formerly of TheDiabetesBlog, has established a new multimedia site “Allies Voice” where she has launched a crusade. The issue at stake is a substance called C-peptide, which in a healthy body, is present in tandem with insulin, but is removed during the manufacturing process of human insulin analogs that we PWDs must inject. Allie and others believe that Big Pharma is doing Type 1 patients a grave disservice by removing this substance, and…Read more »
Lettuce as a potential cure for diabetes? I told you I was looking into it. My instinct said ‘BS’ (and that doesn’t stand for ‘blood sugar’). I queried a few experts in the last few days, and it looks like I wasn’t too far off.
So the headlines were all abuzz last week with (yet another) breakthrough that “may have finally unlocked the code to wipe diabetes completely off the map.”
Dr. Henry Daniell 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…