Last year, the DiabetesMine Design Challenge was just getting off the ground but we had some amazing contributions! The winner of the Grand Prize was Ethan Mullis, a 25-year-old graphic and UI designer at Gnoso Inc. who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in eighth grade. His submission was Log for Life, “an online logbook for glucose, medication, carb intake, doctor’s instructions and more, that will interface with any cell phone via instant messaging (IM)…Read more »
Welcome to Part 2 of my talk with award-winning journalist and Type 1 diabetic Dan Hurley, whose new “epic book” Diabetes Rising is due out soon. In case you missed it, read Part 1 of the interview here. Today, Dan talks about achieving the impossible — an artificial pancreas that works, and a diabetes community that will band together to demand faster, better treatment advances.
DiabetesMine) While working on this book, what did you…Read more »
Apropos to last week’s post on Testing Driving Insulin, I was thinking about the ‘older’ versions — and discovered a reader letter I received back in February of 2006. It seems just as timely today, considering that research supported the case for continuing to offer patients the option of animal insulin:
“In our systematic review we could not identify substantial differences in the safety and efficacy between insulin species. Many important patient-oriented outcomes like health-related…
Curious about what’s happening in the diabetes industry and research community? Or maybe (like me) you think that you already know what’s going on… Well, get ready for a concise and extremely entertaining exposé of the current status of diabetes care and research towards a cure.
The title is Diabetes Rising, the new “epic book” coming out in January 2010 by award-winning investigative journalist Dan Hurley, a type 1 diabetic himself. As the publicist explains:…
How many insulins have you tried? If you’re like most people, you only switch to something new when a better generation comes out, such as when Regular upgraded to Humalog or when NPH upgraded to Lantus. But when it comes to comparing insulin in the same family, say Humalog versus Novolog or Lantus versus Levemir, most of us only try something new when something goes very wrong, such as burning at the injection site. Yech……Read more »