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 »
In the area of beta cell preservation, there’s a (sort of) new name in the spotlight: Andromeda Biotech, Ltd. with its DiaPep277 treatment. Based in Israel, this company announced last month that phase III clinical trials showed significant preservation of C-peptide levels, a marker for assessing insulin secretion by pancreatic cells. Andromeda joins the ranks of companies like Tolerx and Macrogenics/Lilly, who’ve been vocal about their work to preserve beta cell functioning in newly diagnosed…Read more »
Happy Martin Luther King Day, Nation! In the spirit of speaking up for what you believe in and speaking out on injustice, I have a little rant to share today:
My town of New York City really likes to get involved in the health of its citizens. From banning smoking in nearly all public places (most recently in public parks) to requiring restaurant chains with more than seven locations to display calorie counts, it seems…
X-many years with diabetes. So what have we learned…?
Thanks again to T1 blogger and illustrator Kim Vlasnik, who brings us these colorful diabetes true-isms on a monthly basis.