People with diabetes certainly aren’t immune to issues with insomnia or other sleeping problems that occur with age, jet lag or seasonal affective disorder. When that happens, sometimes counting sheep just doesn’t cut it. But there has been concern discussed recently in the D-OC about using sleep aids with diabetes. A thread on TuDiabetes starts off with the notion that “any kind of sleep aid is taboo for an insulin-dependent diabetic.” So we decided to…Read more »
I can’t help it. This reminds me of the movie City Slickers, in which one of the characters has messed up his life, and his friends tell him he’s getting a “do-over.” The young company Dance Pharmaceuticals, based in downtown San Francisco, is basically on a mission to salvage the good parts of Pfizer’s failed inhaled insulin Exubera (not the awkward delivery device!) and launch a second coming of the base product that is “simpler,…Read more »
In November, we hosted a logo design contest for famous diabetes educator Gary Scheiner’s newest venture, Type 1 University, a series of online diabetes education courses. The winner was the talented D-OC leader Gina Capone. The grand prize for Gina was a lifetime of diabetes education classes, and Gary was also kind enough to invite bloggers to attend one of his classes for free as a trial session.
Type 1 University provides eight different classes,…
Last week not one, not two, but three websites were launched by Big Pharma to help educate people with diabetes. Actually, there were four Pharma companies at work here: NovoNordisk launched info warehouse Cornerstones4Care; Sanofi-Aventis started a new customer-facing blog, Discuss Diabetes; and Bristol Myer Squibb and AstraZeneca teamed up for something called The Type 2 Talk, an attempt at improving the conversation between T2 patients and their healthcare providers.
A lot of money, time,…
I’ve interviewed athletes, musicians, artists, and even acrobats with type 1 diabetes. But Nat Strand “takes the cake,” if you’ll excuse the expression. She’s a 31-year-old anesthesiologist who, along with fellow doctor and friend Kat Chang, won the 2010 reality TV Amazing Race competition, which challenges two-person teams to race across the globe in a frenzied international scavenger hunt with just one backpack each and very little money. Contestants travel by bus, hot air balloon…Read more »