This week, J&J’s Animas is recalling a batch of 45,000 faulty insulin cartridges shipped between Nov. 30, 2010, and Jan. 4, 2011, that reportedly can leak insulin, resulting in the delivery of less insulin than intended. Note that the pump most likely will not alarm if there is an internal leak. If you are affected by this, you should be receiving an email and a letter from the company shortly, in addition to a set…Read more »
While on a recent trip to Boston, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Dr. Denise Faustman, one of the many diabetes researchers on the quest to find a cure for diabetes. Dr. Faustman’s research has been hotly debated for the past several years, and because of that, much of the research has been funded through private donations.
We last spoke with Dr. Faustman almost two years ago,…
Thanks to Cherise Shockley and the team at the DSMA (Diabetes Social Media Advocacy – #dsma) website, there is a new Blog Carnival making the rounds in the DOC (Diabetes Online Community). How’s that for a mouthful of acronyms? In case you’re not familiar with any of this, a Blog Carnival is a monthly feature in which bloggers respond to a prompt on their respective sites, and the following month all the responses are collected…Read more »
Last month, we launched a new series on diabetes complications. The idea is definitely not to use scare tactics to convince you to take better care of yourself, but rather to embrace the notion that “knowledge is power” and that if you are diagnosed with a complication, life goes on…
(Hey, we’re facing our own worst fears here, too)
It just so happens that February is National Heart Month (go figure), so this month we’re…Read more »
We love hearing about all variety of diabetes awareness projects here at the ‘Mine, and with my personal love of theater, I wanted to share this awesome initiative from University of Tennessee senior, Andy Rogers. Andy, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, is also minoring in theater (now that’s a combination you don’t see everyday). As part of his senior project, he has combined his two loves by writing, producing, directing and now starring in…Read more »