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  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [2013] Celebrating the Rare T1 Winter Olympian
    In 2013, Freeman was cut from the national team, a move that could easily have ended his Olympics career. Olga Popova / Shutterstock.com. The T1 community has been rightly celebrating the return of U.S. cross-country skier Kris Freeman to the Winter Olympics. He has competed in 3 Winter Olympics before this year, and was considered the best cross-country skier in the country for a decade.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [2013] Treating T1 Diabetes During Disasters
    In March 2013, the New York Times reported that more than 100 physicians have been killed and hundreds more have disappeared into Syrian jails. Last November, the most intense tropical storm in documented history hit the Philippines, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless. For disaster relief groups, getting people food, water, and shelter after such a disaster isn’t easy.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016
    [2013] Obesity and gestational diabetes linked to excessive fetal growth
    Estimates vary as to its prevalence, but according to the Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, gestational diabetes affected somewhere between 7-18% of pregnancies in the US in 2013 Babies of women who are both obese and develop gestational diabetes are five times as likely to be excessively large by 6 months of pregnancy, according to research published in Diabetes Care.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
    [2013] Sugary Drinks Kill 184,000 People Every Year
    The finding - a revised estimate of numbers first presented at a scientific meeting in 2013 - represents a tally of deaths from diabetes, heart disease and cancer that scientists say can be directly attributed to the consumption of sweetened sodas, fruit drinks, sports/energy drinks and iced teas Sugary drinks cause 184,000 deaths worldwide annually, including 25,000 deaths in the United States, according to a new study.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
    [2013] Oilfield Instrumentation Unlawfully Rescinded Job Offer Because Of.
    4, 2013, Carl J. Oilfield Instrumentation, USA, Inc., an oilfield services company, violated federal law by withdrawing a job offer to an applicant because of his diabetes, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it filed today. According to EEOC's lawsuit, on Feb. Devalcourt, III, a Type I insulin-dependent diabetic, applied for a service technician position at Oilfield Instrumentation
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016
    [2013] Dying from Untreated Diabetes at Rikers Island
    He returned to Rikers in 2013, and informed Rikers officials of his diabetic condition and was given a medical evaluation. He lapsed into a diabetic coma and died at Rikers in August 2013. Last November, the City of New York paid $1.5 million to settle a case which had arisen from the unattended death of an inmate at Rikers Island, the city’s pre-trial detention center.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
    [2013] The Supreme Court Justice with Type 1
    She let it be known that she has Type 1 in her 2013 memoir, My Beloved World. In a 2013 Q&A session at an event in Denver, Justice Sotomayor was asked how she was able to surmount the obstacles of diabetes and other challenges to achieve great things in life. The odds that Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first person with diabetes to be seated on the highest court are pretty long.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [2013] Metformin May Help After a Heart Attack
    A 2013 study on people with heart disease but not diabetes found metformin did little to improve heart health for study participants. A recent study suggests that metformin might be an effective treatment to heal against heart attacks for people with diabetes. This would be good news, as research shows that heart disease accounts for over half of all deaths for those with diabetes, and metformin is one of the most popular drugs prescribed to people with Type 2 diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
    [2013] Tom Hanks' Representative Shoots Down Health Crisis Rumours
    The Forrest Gump star hit headlines this week after a source told In Touch Weekly magazine the 59-year-old is struggling with more than just diabetes, a condition he went public with in 2013. He's suffering from prostate flare-ups and other blood sugar problems," the insider claimed, adding, "He's in a ton of pain and it's not allowing him to walk and function the way he wants
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015
    [2013] Bret Michaels lends his voice to diabetes fight at Indian Ranch
    Tickets can be obtained at www.indianranch.com , by calling 514-3849 and at the Indian Ranch box office, 200 Gore Road, Webster Bret Michaels is no stranger to the local area, having performed at Indian Ranch in Webster a couple of times and in Oxford in 2013 at a benefit for the Barton Center for Diabetes Education How Much : Reserved tickets $60 and $50; general admission $35.
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014
    [2013] Not Too Late: A Video Message From Sweets
    Avery was selected as a delegate for the 2013 Children''s Congress. It''s not too late! Today is the last day to apply for 2015 JDRF Children''s Congress! The 2015 Children''s Congress will take place July 13-15 in Washington D.C. Over 150 children living with type 1 diabetes will gather to meet face-to-face with some of the top decision-makers in the U.S. government. Children’s Congress T1D advocacy program that was inspired by a boy from Massachusetts named Tommy Solo.
  • DORKABETIC  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [2013] Just a short announcement.
    I am hoping that maybe I can make it to FFL in 2013 and meet him (and a lot of other Diabetes Online Community friends) in person. I've been at this blogging thing for quite some time. One of my longest-time followers and someone I consider a good friend, even though we've never met in real life, is George Simmons. If you have not read his blog Ninjabetic , go check it out. I like to think that I had a hand in helping him rename it from just 'The B.A.D.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [2013] Bayer diabetes business sale not imminent: sources
    Bayer is making a second attempt to sell the Contour blood glucose-meter business, which had annual sales of 722 million euros in 2013, as it overhauls its business to focus on margin-rich healthcare sectors German drugmaker Bayer is in talks to sell its diabetes devices division but a sale is not imminent, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
    [2013] I'm a Diabetes Champ Athlete and YOU Can Be, Too
    It''s all thanks to a diabetes advocate and fellow D-blogger named Stephen Shaul in Baltimore, who came up with the idea to create a new program in November 2013 that awards medals and certificates to members of the Diabetes Community - whether you''re a "star" pro athlete, someone who''s always been fit and involved in athletic endeavors, or someone.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
    [2013] FDA warns of severe joint pain risk with DPP-4 diabetes drugs
    31, 2013 A class of diabetes drugs that include Merck & Co Inc's Januvia have been linked with severe joint pain, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The FDA said it had identified 33 cases of severe joint pain in patients taking a class of drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors between Oct. 16, 2006, when the first one was approved, through Dec.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015
    [2013] FDA warns of severe joint pain risk with DPP-4 diabetes drugs
    31, 2013 A class of diabetes drugs that include Merck & Co Inc's Januvia has been linked with severe joint pain, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The FDA said it had identified 33 cases of severe joint pain in patients taking a class of drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors between Oct. 16, 2006, when the first one was approved, through Dec.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [2013] Meet Irina: Special Tale of an Unwanted Dog with Diabetes
    We ran a report on the topic of pets with diabetes back in early 2013, but haven''t yet had a chance to hear first-hand from anyone who has a pancreatically-challenged four-legged friend Hey, you think it''s tough living with diabetes yourself? Try managing your own D and also having a cute little pet with diabetes whose blood sugar you have to manage as well.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
    [2013] Virtual Run, Real Miles, and Running “Blind” Without CGM
    I only discovered hockey in 2013 when Allen took me to a game for my birthday, but I was immediately hooked. I’m a huge Detroit Red Wings hockey fan. Of course, this year the Red Wings are finally getting out of the Joe Louis and will be playing in their poorly-named new arena, Little Caesars […]. Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Dexcom exercise hockey Implantable CGM running
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
    [2013] Tidepool: Your Diabetes Data in One Place
    Founded in 2013, the Tidepool mission is to provide a secure and easy-to-use platform for […]. What It Is Tidepool is a not-for-profit and open source initiative that provides a free tool for data uploads from numerous diabetes devices, including insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, and blood glucose meters. The source code is available on GitHub.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [2013] The Ugly Replacement for My Broken Insulin Pump
    I got the Minimed 530G in December 2013 when it was still very new. I’ve had my insulin pump for 3.5 years now. The entire time, I’ve had one pump – my black one named Artemis. Unfortunately, over the Fourth of July weekend, I noticed a severe crack in Artemis, and was forced to call […]. Life with Diabetes Technology Type 1 Diabetes diabetes devices insulin insulin pumps Medtronic minimed 530G
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [2013] Study: China facing diabetes epidemic
    The survey, which included 170,287 participants and was conducted in 2013, was analysed with the assistance of Linhong Wang from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday Washington: China is facing the largest diabetes epidemic in the world with around 11% of its population suffering from the metabolic illness, while nearly 36% are pre-diabetic, according to a US study.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [2013] Attend: Diabetes Alert Day Health Fair will offer free health screenings
    Diabetes: From left, Agnes White, a registered nurse and health educator with Health Services of the Pacific, Dr. Patricia Villacorta-Manalaysay, Dr. Jone Geimer-Flanders and Dr. Michael Manalaysay at a press conference for the 14th annual Guam Diabetes Conference in November 2013 at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa in Tumon
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [2013] Attend: Diabetes Alert Day Health Fair will offer free health screenings
    Diabetes: From left, Agnes White, a registered nurse and health educator with Health Services of the Pacific, Dr. Patricia Villacorta-Manalaysay, Dr. Jone Geimer-Flanders and Dr. Michael Manalaysay at a press conference for the 14th annual Guam Diabetes Conference in November 2013 at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa in Tumon
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [2013] Best of the Best of the ‘Betes Blogs
    If you would like to host Best of the ‘Betes Blogs in 2013, send me an email ! What an amazing year in the diabetes online community. Here are some of the best posts written this year. Best Use of Humor. January – Diabetically Speaking. February – Texting My Pancreas. March – A Consequence of Hypoglycemia. April – I Run on Insulin. May – I Run on Insulin (on a roll!). June – Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes. July – Rolling in the D.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [2013] Tom Hanks blames diet for Type 2 Diabetes
    The Oscar-award winning actor first revealed having Type 2 Diabetes during the Late Show with David Letterman in 2013, but told the condition can still be controlled "I thought I could avoid it by removing the buns from my cheeseburgers," said Tom Hanks in his interview with the Radio Times as reported by the Dailymail.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017
    [2013] HMC diabetes centres see more patients
    The National Diabetes Center at Hamad General Hospital has seen a significant increase in the number of patients last year, and the figures have almost doubled in three years from 2013, when the Center became operational, according to Professor Abdul Badi Abou Samra, HMC's Chairman of Internal Medicine
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [2013] Young adults with diabetes unfairly denied federal disability tax credit, advocates say
    8, 2013 New England Journal of Medicine suggests a possible way to help prevent Alzheimer's disease: Keeping blood sugar at a healthy level This Jan. 3, 2009 file photo shows a person with diabetes testing his blood sugar level in Kamen, Germany. New research published in the Thursday, Aug.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [2013] Middle East struggles under the weight of an obesity epidemic
    In a video seen around the world, a Saudi Arabian man weighing some 600 kilograms was shown being forklifted from his apartment in 2013, so he could get medical treatment. His may have been an extreme case, but it shone a spotlight on the obesity epidemic spreading through the Middle East
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
    [2013] How fatty acids can fight prostate cancer
    The findings, which are at odds with a 2013 study asserting that omega-3s increase the risk of prostate cancer, point the way to more effective anti-cancer drugs A mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells has been found by researchers.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
    [2013] Albany parents convicted of manslaughter in faith-healing death of daughter with diabetes
    Prosecutors said they were negligent in the d eath of their daughter Syble who died in 2013 from a complication from her disease, diabetic ketoacidosis An Albany couple has been convicted of manslaughter in the faith-healing death of their 12-year-old daughter who had diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [2013] Type 2 Diabetes Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Market Share, Growth and.
    The report estimates the market size for 2013 and provides a forecast until 2020, and covers disease epidemiology, treatment algorithms, and treatment use patterns. It also provides in-depth analysis of the pipeline molecules, clinical trial failure rates, and recent deals
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [2013] Recent Study: Type 2 Diabetes Therapeutics in Asia
    The report estimates the market size for 2013 and provides a forecast until 2020, and covers disease epidemiology, treatment algorithms, and treatment use patterns. It also provides in-depth analysis of the pipeline molecules, clinical trial failure rates, and recent deals
  • DIABETES HEALTH  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [2013] Press Release - Prodigy Diabetes Care Moves Forward After FDA Concludes Regulatory Action
    Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a "Closeout" letter to Prodigy Diabetes Care to formally conclude the regulatory action that resulted in a Warning Letter on February 22, 2013 CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 10, 2014 the U.S.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
    [2013] Reduce your risks of diabetes
    So she was shocked when in January 2013 her doctor then said she is a Type 2 diabetic and needs to be on medication When Dean Potter of Kinston was diagnosed with pre-diabetes a few years ago, she lost 30 pounds and her blood tests were back to normal.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [2013] New study shows diabetes drug is effective in treating very obese children
    Treating obese children at risk for type 2 diabetes with the diabetes drug metformin was shown to be safe and effective, according to a new study to be published in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • YOUR DIABETES MAY VARY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [2013] Thanks Lilly: $200,000 to the Diabetes Scholars
    In 2013, the Lilly Diabetes scholarships went to support 21 students pursuing higher education as well as 10 families who attended the 2013 Friends for Life conference. Over the last six years, the Foundation has awarded more than $700,000 in college scholarships to young adults with type 1 diabetes, including $204,000 in 2013. This is an amazing program. Lilly''s continued support is a wonderful gift to help launch futures.
  • TO BE SUGARFREE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [2013] About Medicine X 2014 – The Hangover
    After the 2013 conference I actively campaigned to join the Advisory Board , and was grateful at the opportunity to assume a new role within the patient community. I went in to 2013 with a refined focus and left on a mission to help shape the future of Medicine X. You can search Twitter for #MedXHangover right now, it’s a real thing.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [2013] Study sees drop in rates of most common major diabetes complications - heart.
    In this Friday, March 1, 2013 file photo, Chan Lai Ly, right, has his mouth examined by Honghue Duong, a physician''s assistant, as part of a regular check-up related to his diabetes at International Community Health Services in Seattle
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016
    [2013] Diabetes drug Metformin holds promise for cancer treatment and prevention
    In one study , the first to examine the effect of metformin on survival rates for breast cancer patients, researchers examined clinical outcomes for 1,215 patients who were diagnosed and underwent surgical treatment for breast cancer between 1997 and 2013
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
    [2013] CIS Insulin Market- Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecasts To 2020: Grand View Research
    The introduction of government initiatives aimed at improving the affordability of insulin via price reduction, such as the collaboration between the government of Ukraine and Indar to reduce the price of insulin by 20% in 2013 is expected to have positive influence on demand The CIS Insulin Market is expected to reach USD 3,008.5 million by 2020 growing at a CAGR of 15.0%, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015
    [2013] James E. and Olivia M. Newby Share I have Diabetes Now What?
    Newby II, MD, CDE, a husband, doctor, family medicine provider, along with his wife Olivia, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE, a family nurse practitioner, both activists for diabetic education, presenters at the 2013 American Association of Diabetes Educators National Conference, founders of non-profit The Healthy Living Center Foundation, writers and authors, has completed their newest work "I Have Diabetes. James E.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [2013] Breakfast does a body good
    Over the past few years, regardless of the country I was visiting as a global health consultant, I inevitably met at least one taxi driver who would share his personal experiences dealing with diabetes, a disease that affected at least 382 million people around the world in 2013.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [2013] On average, patients lost 58% of their excess weight a year after surgery
    The National Bariatric Surgery Registry said 108 men and 462 women aged 24 or under had obesity operations between 2011 and 2013, including 62 people under the age of 18. Hundreds of people under the age of 25 underwent weight loss surgery in the last three years, a major study has found.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014
    [2013] On average, patients lost 58% of their excess weight a year after surgery
    The National Bariatric Surgery Registry said 108 men and 462 women aged 24 or under had obesity operations between 2011 and 2013, including 62 people under the age of 18. Hundreds of people under the age of 25 underwent weight loss surgery in the last three years, a major study has found.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
    [2013] Dollars for Docs Discussion
    healthcare law, starting in 2013 [that's next year!], First, I want to acknowledge Ellen Ullman ( @CureT1Diabetes ) who tipped me off to this event on Google+. Although I might have enjoyed the opportunity to attend this in person and ask questions of the presenters, alas, I had other plans that evening. My readers may recall that earlier this year (on Valentines Day, no less!),
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [2013] The FDA Describes Efforts to Speed Up Artificial Pancreas Development
    In 2013, the FDA issued industry and staff guidance for wireless telemetry features of medical devices, in which it deferred in part to the Federal Communications Commission and those international standards. The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) and the FDA paired up to host a webinar on the FDA’s efforts to speed up its premarket regulatory approval process for the artificial pancreas.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [2013] Filming the ViaCyte Type 1 Stem Cell Experiment
    They found the opportunity in a stem cell implantation trial being organized in 2013 in San Diego. Research into possible functional cures for Type 1 diabetes is often open-ended, with no guarantee of success. The same can be said of documentary filmmaking, since the outcome of the story being told is often unknown when filming begins. A documentary in progress happens to combine the uncertainty of both endeavors in one project.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [2013] Diabetes, Vaccines, and the Patent Troll
    The case is still working its way through the court system after the Supreme Court declined to review it in 2013. Childhood vaccines became a hotly-contested topic of debate when a small, but vocal, group of parents sounded the alarm that vaccine exposure could cause higher rates of autism. It’s an assertion that was championed by a lone U.K.
  • DIABETES HEALTH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [2013] A New Class of Oral Medications
    These medications have been approved since 2013, and they are to be taken once a day to help the kidneys lower glucose levels in the blood. Drugs known as sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors, or SGLT2 inhibitors, are a new class of oral medications that are used for treating patients with type 2 diabetes. Their use has been associated with improved glycemic control, weight loss, and lowering the risk of hypoglycemia
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [2013] Global type 1 diabetes treatment market forecast to expand by 7.6% CAGR during 2015 to 2023
    billion in 2013 to an estimated $13.6 The global treatment market for Type 1 Diabetes will expand from $6.6 billion by 2023, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.6%. Analysts state that across the eight major markets of the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Japan, and Canada, growth will be driven primarily by increasing T1D incidence and the substantially higher annual cost of therapy in the US
  • TO BE SUGARFREE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [2013] Thank You For Registering For Medicine X
    With that mantra guiding me, I applied for and received an ePatient Scholarship to attend Medicine X in 2013. Full Disclosure: As a member of the ePatient Advisory Board for Stanford Medicine X, I receive a full scholarship to attend. That said, I’m super excited to officially be part of the 2014 conference. I even took the liberty of updating my profile for the conference program. This will be my third year attending Medicine X.
  • TO BE SUGARFREE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [2013] Year in Review (2012)
    Bring on 2013! What’s good for the goose, or something like that, right? I didn’t do a recap for 2011, and apparently my 2010 recap featured my “I’m a little teapot” pose. I need to talk to the guy who wrote that one. Anyway, because I know Kerri won’t mind, I’m swooping her recap meme for this post. Here’s the first sentence of a meaningful post for each month. Let’s see how/if my writing has improved over the year.
  • DORKABETIC  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
    [2013] New Pump Consideration Post 2012
    Not yet for me, but maybe early 2013?) My Cozmo is finally out of warranty. If you've never realized how long my blog has been around, I definitely blogged about getting it four years ago. Honestly, it's been four-and-a-half. My little Cozmo has been well-loved, but it's time to move on to the next pump. This is where I am having a little bit of trouble. I want a Tandem T-Slim. I think it looks great, and I love that they still have potential to integrate with Dexcom in the future.
  • LINDSAY ON THE GO  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [2013] December in Review and 2014 by the Numbers
    miles w/14,969 feet Elevation Gain ( 2013: 633.4 miles w/ 80,529 feet Elevation Gain ( 2013: 735.9 miles and 4750 meters ( 2013: 59,375 meters/36.9 miles) Hiking: 24 miles ( 2013: 31.6 miles) Total Hours: 187 ( 2013: 206) Highlights i.e. what I was up to: Baking A LOT of cookies. December was a pretty great month, and in spite of all the holiday madness, my workout numbers don''t look to bad.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [2013] Twelve of 2012
    Looking Forward in 2013. In 2013 you can look forward to more D-Mom Blog as you know it, but I am always open to ideas for content or direction. I’m so pleased to announce that I will be devoting most of my time in 2013 to writing, advocacy, and volunteering. It wouldn’t be the end of the year without a “top” list post, would it? Some of these are firsts for us, some are exciting, some are unwanted.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
    [2013] Encapsulating Islets: Big Hope in Small Packages
    The following article (originally posted in 2013) explains how they did it. A recent paper published in Nature by a team of researchers that included scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Joslin’s Dr. Gordon Weir announced the successful testing of a new material (modified alginates) intended to protect newly transplanted beta cells from the type 1 autoimmune attack.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [2013] Diwali For the Carb Conscious
    28, 2013. This story was originally posted on Oct. Image by Khokarahman. Every culture has its big celebratory holidays. For Hindus one of these is Diwali, the “Festival of Lights.” Celebrated yearly in mid-autumn, the five-day holiday signifies the triumph of good over evil. Originating in India, the holiday was connected to the end of the harvest season when Indians would pray for a good new year. Families often take the holiday to clean out the home and welcome good into their lives.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [2013] Experts to combat potential 'health catastrophe' of deadly tuberculosis among people with diabetes
    According to the World Health Organization, 382 million people worldwide had diabetes in 2013 and diabetes resulted in 1.4 New research aims to estimate the benefits of different ways to carry out screening both patients with tuberculosis (TB) for diabetes and the other way around in parts of the world where both diseases are common. million deaths worldwide in 2011; 80% of them live in low and middle income countries where tuberculosis is common
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [2013] Death By Expired Insulin Prescription
    Here’s what happened: On December 31st, 2013, Kevin was out of insulin and tried to get some at the pharmacy, but the prescription had expired. Kevin Houdeshell. It’s been 16 months since Dan Houdeshell lost his son, Kevin, and he’s trying to accept that he may never know exactly what happened. Kevin, who was on insulin therapy, was found dead in his home in Avon, Ohio on January 8th, 2014. He had been without insulin for nine days at the time of his death.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [2013] Ordering Your Exercise to Avoid Hypoglycemia?
    30, 2013. Doing resistance exercise before cardio may help reduce hypoglycemia. This article was originally posted on Jan. People with type 1 diabetes have to be cautious when they exercise or do any kind of physical activity to avoid setting their blood glucose levels out of sorts. While exercise is a major factor in managing diabetes, people with type 1 diabetes are at risk for hypoglycemia during and after exercise.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [2013] Dollars for Docs: "Would You Be A 'Thought Leader' for us?"
    healthcare law, starting in 2013, ALL drug/biotech/medical device companies selling products in the United States will be required to disclose this data in a public database to be operated by the U.S. Short of outright bribery, doctors view the practice as helping patients, while critics view the practice (as you might imagine) rather differently. Back in October 2010, the non-profit newsroom Propublica introduced a database called " DOLLARS FOR DOCS " of payments made to thousands of U.S.
  • BLOGGING DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [2013] BDP 057 | Gary Scheiner Interview, Gary’s New Book and Needleless CGM
    In this episode of the Blogging Diabetes Podcast I chat with Gary Scheiner about becoming a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator), differences between CDE and Endocrinologist, supplemental insulins, Type 1 University, new book due out in Feb 2013 and what the future may hold for those with diabetes. Also tucked into this episode are a few quick updates from me and one discussion about the needleless CGM that is expected to be approved in 2013.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [2013] Building the College Diabetes Network One Chapter at a Time
    In 2013, CDN received its first grant funding from the Helmsley Charitable Trust and Medtronic Foundation, as well as launched its Corporate Membership program. Christina Roth founded the College Diabetes Network when she realized the value of a diabetes community when in college herself. All August, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about heading back to school with diabetes. This story was originally posted on June 19, 2014.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016
    [2013] Tandem t:slim Pump Approved for Children Ages 6 and Up
    according to a 2013 JDRF report. This past month, Tandem announced that their t:slim line of insulin pumps received FDA approval for children as young as 6 years old; previously, children 12 years old and older were approved to use the pump. This approval covers the t:slim, t:flex, and t:slim G4 pumps. This is good news for parents who are looking at options for pump therapy for little ones.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
    [2013] British Politician Perfects the Type 1 Eye-Roll
    In 2013, May had revealed she had been diagnosed late in life with Type 1 diabetes. How often do you have to keep from rolling your eyes when someone mixes up Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes in front of you? Many people affected by Type 1 have found ways to be as diplomatic as possible when they hear the two conditions confused, perhaps only betraying a brief flicker of annoyance in the course of a conversation. During a recent U.K.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
    [2013] Parent Refuses Insulin for Teen with Type 1
    Her parents were convicted of reckless homicide, and the conviction was upheld in 2013 by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, according to The Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel. There is a disturbing report out of Ireland of a parent refusing to give her child insulin to treat Type 1 diabetes. According to a story in the Irish Times , the High Court of Ireland has had to intervene in a medical dispute that took place in a Dublin hospital.
  • TYPE 1 SKILL SET  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015
    [2013] Interesting Diabetes Did You Knows
    Largest Ever Diabetic Health Screening across multiple venues : This took place in India on the 14th of November 2013 and involved 1676 screenings across 25 venues. For those of your interested in the weird whacky and wonderful as it pertains to living with diabetes, I thought these interesting facts sourced from the Guiness Book of World Records could provide some levity to your day.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [2013] Dear Media: The Way You Talk About Diabetes is Problematic
    My son Peter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2013, just a few days short of his third birthday. It’s reasonable to imagine that my wife and I, reading the same article in 2013, could have put off going to the doctor based on this logic: “let’s see if beans work.” Our family was caught completely by surprise. We knew very little about diabetes. I still remember the first question I asked my wife when she broke the news: Does he have Type 1 or Type 2? sponsor.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [2013] Nutrition Tips from Nora Saul, Certified Diabetes Educator
    Keep this information in mind as you start of 2013 with new resolutions to get or stay healthy! By Nora Saul, M.S., C.D.E., Manager of Nutritional Services at Joslin. As the year comes to a close it is nice to finish old projects so you can have a clean slate for the New Year. In that spirit, here are answers to a few questions that my patients have asked through the year. What is the best sugar substitute ? .
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [2013] Type 1 Teen to Trek Through Northeast Wilderness
    Now, four years later, she is staying true to that ideal and planning to embark on a five month trek —skiing from Vermont to Canada and canoeing back again, all between January and June of 2013. Kenya Whitehead decided when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes that she wouldn't let it keep her from what she loved. Now 16, she plays cello, swims hours each day, and is planning to hike through the Northeastern wilderness for five months.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016
    [2013] Por qué yo llamo el 670G un páncreas artificial
    En 2013, Medtronic falló cuando su equipo de relaciones públicas etiquetó a la bomba 530G como un “páncreas artificial” Eso fue debido a que la única innovación del sistema de bomba era que se apagaba una vez que los niveles de azúcar en la sangre llegaran a un punto determinado. Debido al momento en que Medtronic metió la pata en el año 2013, los investigadores han estado experimentando con dos tipos diferentes de sistemas automatizados. Comentario.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
    [2013] Why I Call the 670G an Artificial Pancreas
    In 2013, Medtronic misfired when its PR team labeled the 530G pump an “artificial pancreas”. Since Medtronic’s foot-in-mouth moment in 2013, researchers have been experimenting with two different types of automated systems. Commentary. No sooner did news break that the FDA had approved the Medtronic 670G did debate start over whether it deserved to be labeled an artificial pancreas.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
    [2013] Dr. Ben Carson’s Dietary Supplement Troubles
    For example, he took part in a 2013 Mannatech promotional video to talk about Ambrotose. Since the debate, an advisor to Carson has attempted to explain away at least one connection to the company – Carson’s appearance in the 2013 video. This campaign cycle is shaping up to be an interesting one when it comes to dietary supplements, fake diabetes cures, and presidential candidates.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
    [2013] Diabetes Drives MMA Athlete Dessi Zaharieva
    Her proudest moment was in 2013 when she won a bronze medal in sparring for Team Canada at competitions hosted in Bulgaria. And when she came back for the 2013 games, she felt like she was representing both Bulgaria and Canada. Dessi Zaharieva, a 26-year-old PhD student at York University, is sitting in a lab at school in Ontario, Canada as I ask her questions over the phone in the living room of my apartment.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [2013] Are Schools Required to Provide Diabetes Care?
    According to the The Times story, the American Nurses Association argued in a 2013 California appellate case that allowing unlicensed non-nursing personnel to give insulin injections would put children at risk. 4th 570 (2013), a group of parents of four children initiated a class action complaint, in which the American Diabetes Association joined as a complainant. On October 26, the New York Times wrote about the Pollard family of Seattle.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [2013] Are Schools Required to Provide Diabetes Care?
    According to the The Times story, the American Nurses Association argued in a 2013 California appellate case that allowing unlicensed non-nursing personnel to give insulin injections would put children at risk. 4th 570 (2013), a group of parents of four children initiated a class action complaint, in which the American Diabetes Association joined as a complainant. On October 26, the New York Times wrote about the Pollard family of Seattle.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
    [2013] Diabetes Drives MMA Athlete Dessi Zaharieva
    Her proudest moment was in 2013 when she won a bronze medal in sparring for Team Canada at competitions hosted in Bulgaria. And when she came back for the 2013 games, she felt like she was representing both Bulgaria and Canada. Dessi Zaharieva, a 26-year-old PhD student at York University, is sitting in a lab at school in Ontario, Canada as I ask her questions over the phone in the living room of my apartment.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016
    [2013] Diwali For the Carb Conscious
    28, 2013. This story was originally posted on Oct. Image via www.happydiwaliwishes.org. Every culture has its big celebratory holidays. For Hindus one of these is Diwali, the “Festival of Lights.” Celebrated yearly in mid-autumn, the five-day holiday signifies the triumph of good over evil. Originating in India, the holiday was connected to the end of the harvest season when Indians would pray for a good new year.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
    [2013] Nicole Emanuel. A Force To Be Reckoned With
    In Chapter 7 of 20 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, social entrepreneur Courtney Spence answers "What Problems Are You Trying to Solve to Grow Your Nonprofit Organization?" Spence learns to use business decision-making skills more to. Nicole Emanuel Executive Director of InterUrban ArtHouse, works both sides of the statelines of Missouri & Kansas, with the ease of meeting your next door neighbor at a block party!
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [2013] Joslin Moments: 80-Year Medal
    On May 11, 2013 the first 80-Year Medal was awarded at Joslin. The medal was designed earlier in 2013 for those who reach the incredible milestone of living with diabetes for 80 years. Spencer Wallace, the first 80-Year Medalist. Over the decades since insulin was discovered, improved treatment on many fronts has significantly increased the life expectancy of insulin-dependent patients.
  • YOUR DIABETES MAY VARY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
    [2013] Thanks NY Times, Please Consider Diabetes Testing too.
    Medical Devices Today’ Medicaldevicestoday.com, 27 May 2013. 8 June 2013. #“CMS The New York Time has a Piece titled, " F.D.A. Targets Inaccurate Medical Tests, Citing Dangers and Costs " up this week. It is a good bit about the accuracy of medical lab tests. I am thankful for attention to patient safety driven by quality testing. That applies at home as well as the lab. So I sen this to the reporter.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [2013] 6 Parodies of Songs With Diabetes Injected into the Lyrics
    Her first was done for her blog, Sweetly Voiced , in 2013. Melissa Lee has been pairing diabetes research fundraising with her love of singing to motivate those who give to her numerous campaigns. She first reworks the lyrics of a song to give them a diabetes flavor and records the song and an accompanying video; she then makes the song’s release on YouTube contingent on meeting a fundraising milestone or uses the song as a thank you for the donations.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
    [2013] Novo Nordisk Will Pay Out $60M to Settle Victoza Marketing Lawsuit
    From 2013 to 2015, it generated just under $6 billion in sales, according to data from PMLive, a drug-tracking site. The Justice Department and Novo Nordisk announced yesterday the conclusion of a series of civil actions against the drugmaker to settle allegations of unethical marketing practices connected with the marketing of Victoza, a Type 2 diabetes drug. Under the agreement , Novo Nordisk agrees to pay the federal and state governments $46.5
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [2013] Lawsuits Allege Invokana, SGLT2 Drugs Unsafe
    Cardiovascular complications identified in clinical trials were not listed in the drug’s first warning label in 2013. During the FDA Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee on January 10, 2013, eight of the 15 committee members expressed concern that insufficient data existed to assess cardiovascular risk, according to minutes of that meeting.
  • YOUR DIABETES MAY VARY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
    [2013] Recall on Clinical Glucose Test Strips - Do Consumers Get The Same Attention?
    The vast majority of comments to FDA on the proposed glucose meter guidance in 2013 called for robust post-market processes. FDA announced a recall of glucose test strip used in clinical settings. The recall in part says,".because because they may report falsely low blood glucose levels.
  • D-MOM  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [2013] All Kinds Of Accolades…thank you!
    Healthline included D-Mom Blog as part of their list “ The 17 Best Diabetes Health Blogs of 2013.” I’m not one to toot my own horn, but good news just kept arriving in my inbox the past few months. I thought I would share the news… D-Mom Blog recently received HON Code Certification. HON Certification is a big deal.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [2013] Low-Income Kids on Pumps Face Higher Risk of Complications
    They analyzed data from the Ontario Pediatric Diabetes Network based on a 2012 survey of patient data for the time period between 2006 and 2013; they then divided children studied into five categories based on socioeconomic status. A child’s socioeconomic status may be able to predict his or her health outcomes on insulin pump therapy, even in a country with universal health care coverage.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [2013] JDRF and Sanofi Attempt to Reshape Insulin Therapy
    Dr. Mahdavi, recipient of the 2013 JDRF GRI Grand Challenge Prize, is founder of Protomer Technologies, a California company which is focused on developing glucose-responsive insulins. How would you like fewer injections or an insulin patch to deliver the medicine that keeps you or your loved one alive each day? Two leading players in the development of diabetes therapies, one non-profit and the other for-profit, are teaming up to see if they can deliver such therapies to the marketplace.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015
    [2013] Ohio Bill to Safeguard Insulin Access Passes
    It is believed that Kevin Houdeshell tried to refill his insulin prescription on December 31st, 2013, but the prescription had expired. Update – 12/28/2015 – The legislation has been signed by the governor, and will become Ohio law early in 2016. This past week, Ohio legislators passed a bill authorizing pharmacists to fill expired prescriptions for some lifesaving medications, including insulin.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015
    [2013] Ohio Bill to Safeguard Insulin Access Passes
    It is believed that Kevin Houdeshell tried to refill his insulin prescription on December 31st, 2013, but the prescription had expired. Update – 12/28/2015 – The legislation has been signed by the governor, and will become Ohio law early in 2016. This past week, Ohio legislators passed a bill authorizing pharmacists to fill expired prescriptions for some lifesaving medications, including insulin.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [2013] JDRF and Sanofi Attempt to Reshape Insulin Therapy
    Dr. Mahdavi, recipient of the 2013 JDRF GRI Grand Challenge Prize, is founder of Protomer Technologies, a California company which is focused on developing glucose-responsive insulins. How would you like fewer injections or an insulin patch to deliver the medicine that keeps you or your loved one alive each day? Two leading players in the development of diabetes therapies, one non-profit and the other for-profit, are teaming up to see if they can deliver such therapies to the marketplace.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015
    [2013] Ohio Bill to Safeguard Insulin Access Passes
    It is believed that Kevin Houdeshell tried to refill his insulin prescription on December 31st, 2013, but the prescription had expired. This past week, Ohio legislators passed a bill authorizing pharmacists to fill expired prescriptions for some lifesaving medications, including insulin. The bill was partly in response to the 2014 death of an Ohio man with diabetes, Kevin Houdeshell, and was championed by his family.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
    [2013] A DKA Death in Jail
    As this article goes to press, the New York Daily News is reporting on an investigation into the death of a Rikers Island detainee in August 2013, whose DKA symptoms were mistaken by guards as heroin withdrawal. Social justice blogs have lit up since word broke of the death of Michael Robinson, who died from apparent severe hyperglycemia after slipping into a coma while in custody in a southeast Missouri county jail on August 23. It is believed that Robinson had diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [2013] Smarter Meters, Apple Bugs, Medtronic Moves
    In 2013, Glooko made a similar non-wireless device that physically connected meters and smartphones to transmit data. A Meter That Does the Math. Roche has won FDA approval for the first blood glucose meter with a built-in insulin calculator , according to MassDevice. The Accu-Chek Aviva Expert combines user-entered carb counts and blood glucose readings to suggest insulin dosages. Some 63% of insulin dosages are incorrectly estimated, according to Roche.
  • MY NEW ISLETS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
    [2013] Islet Cell Transplant study completed - the good news/bad news
    The estimated date is 2013, which is just amazing. As I mentioned in my previous post, the islet cell transplant study that has been ongoing for several years has been completed. The centers who make up the Clinical Islet Transplant Consortium have transplanted the needed 48 patients and now the study is closed. That is certainly the good news. It is a great coup for all the scientists and staff who have worked so hard to get this accomplished.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
    [2013] Tresiba Gets FDA Approval
    Such benefits were apparently enough to convince federal regulators to approve Tresiba and Ryzodeg after initially rejecting the two in 2013 over concerns that the insulins caused a slight increased risk of cardiovascular problems. After the 2013 FDA rejection, Novo Nordisk worked to collect trial data to assuage federal regulators of the cardiovascular safety of Tresiba and Ryzodeg.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
    [2013] Tresiba Gets FDA Approval
    Such benefits were apparently enough to convince federal regulators to approve Tresiba and Ryzodeg after initially rejecting the two in 2013 over concerns that the insulins caused a slight increased risk of cardiovascular problems. After the 2013 FDA rejection, Novo Nordisk worked to collect trial data to assuage federal regulators of the cardiovascular safety of Tresiba and Ryzodeg.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
    [2013] Dr. Ben Carson’s Dietary Supplement Troubles
    For example, he took part in a 2013 Mannatech promotional video to talk about Ambrotose. Since the debate, an advisor to Carson has attempted to explain away at least one connection to the company – Carson’s appearance in the 2013 video. Albert H. Teich / Shutterstock.com This campaign cycle is shaping up to be an interesting one when it comes to dietary supplements, fake diabetes cures, and presidential candidates.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
    [2013] Tresiba Gets FDA Approval
    Such benefits were apparently enough to convince federal regulators to approve Tresiba and Ryzodeg after initially rejecting the two in 2013 over concerns that the insulins caused a slight increased risk of cardiovascular problems. After the 2013 FDA rejection, Novo Nordisk worked to collect trial data to assuage federal regulators of the cardiovascular safety of Tresiba and Ryzodeg.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
    [2013] Exercising with an Insulin Pump
    This article was originally published on May 27, 2013. May is National Exercise Month. Throughout the month the Joslin Blog will be highlighting stories about exercising with diabetes. Be sure to check in each week for updates! There is no one way to exercise; in fact, there are endless ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. For instance, you can enjoy a walk with your dog, embark a sweat-inducing bike ride or even dabble in some outdoor yoga.
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