A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about TrialNet, Genetic Testing and Diabetes, after I had read a provocative article on 23andMe and their $99 genetic test in Fast Company. At the time, my feelings about 23andMe were mixed as to whether this was a service to people wanting to know more about their genetic make up.
On Nov 22, 2013, the FDA... Read more
My husband came walking into the kitchen at 5:30 pm, chatting about something, when I turned around to catch him slicing part of a brownie to snack on. I became annoyed. Why the brownie? Of all the foods to eat, he picked something that really made me mad, but I wasn’t exactly sure why I was so mad. It’s not as if my husband has a... Read more
In 1970, I was diagnosed with type1 diabetes. My parents could not figure out how an otherwise healthy five year old could develop something so sinister as a disease with the potential to complicate her life or worse end it all together.
Since the time of my diagnosis, research progress has helped to define where diabetes... Read more
What I hate about having diabetes is the label that people give me. That label comes in all sizes and shapes. Some have been, “But you’re so thin, how could you have diabetes?” Or another comment that drives me crazy is “My uncle died from diabetes.” And then there is the "kid glove" treatment: “Here sit down,... Read more
The long awaited announcement came from Medtronic today, that the low blood glucose suspend pump has been approved for the marketplace. This is a huge piece of good news for all who use an insulin pump!
Five years ago, I wrote about Medtronic’s new pump available in Europe, called the VEO. But the FDA held skepticism that... Read more