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Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of

B as in Billion

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., manufacturer of the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone), just issued a press release today, indicating  that a jury has awarded $6 billion in punitive damages from Takeda and $3 billion from co-defendant, Eli Lilly. That's "B" as in "billion." The jury also awarded $1.475  million in compensatory damages to... Read moreChevron
posted 04/08/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

Author, Humorist,

Starch and Genetics

When we eat starchy foods, the first step in their digestion occurs in the mouth. The enzmye that catalyzes the digestion of the starch is called salivary amylase, and it’s produced by a gene called AMY1. There’s another enzyme produced by the pancreas called pancreatic amylase, and it does most of the work of breaking down starch in... Read moreChevron
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun,

Managing Diabetes with a Strange Fat

Of the four major types of fat that we eat, polyunsaturated fat is the strangest. But it’s the type that those of us who have diabetes most need to take time to understand. Wayne Shows a Sockeye Salmon He Caught Last week I reviewed a huge -- and hugely important -- new study that vindicated saturated fat. That study, “Saturated... Read moreChevron
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of

International Expert Committee Recommends New Way To Diagnose Diabetes

Budapest, Hungary - An international expert committee assembled by the Hungarian Diabetes Association (HDA), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and European Association for the Study of  Diabetes (EASD) is recommending sneezing as the best test for the diagnosis of diabetes. The recommendations from the Committee, which have not... Read moreChevron
posted 04/01/2014, comments (0)|
Dr. Fran Cogen

Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro

Director, Child/Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children's Nat'l

MyStar Extra- the newest kid on the meter block

Another entry to the meter collection: the “MyStar Extra. What makes this meter, developed by Sanofi- Aventis different? Aside from measuring capillary blood glucose, it also provides “an estimated hb A1c values by evaluating patients’ meal tags and whether glucose tests were taken close together.”   According to the... Read moreChevron
posted 03/31/2014, comments (0)|

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