Diabetes, Depression and Dementia

Diabetes, Depression and Dementia

How’s that for a depressing subject line? It’s the topic of a mini-article I just had published in this weekend’s issue of Parade magazine. I’ll paste the text below, but the bottom line is that, in addition to putting you … Read more

Ode to a NOD Mouse

Ode to a NOD Mouse

When I shred you bone from bone a snap and a tendon sunflower seeds of flesh stick to my fingers I swear I didn’t mean it   Martyr and yet I wonder do I feel bad or do I feel … Read more

Changing Whole Towns to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes: Itamar Raz

Changing Whole Towns to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes: Itamar Raz

This is the second part of my interview with leading diabetologist, Professor Itamar Raz. Raz is the director of the Hadassah University Hospital’s diabetes unit and one of the world’s leading researchers and clinicians in diabetes. In addition to being close to … Read more

Itamar Raz: A Few Years Away From Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

Itamar Raz: A Few Years Away From Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

Forty years ago I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was told — as we all were — that the cure was five to 10 years away. There still is no cure, but I just interviewed the man who … Read more

TrialNet Teams Up With Team Type 1

TrialNet Teams Up With Team Type 1

You may have read on ASweetLife last week about how ten members of the Team Type 1-SANOFI running team are currently running across the country (yes, the United States) to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes. They started last week and … Read more

Last Day to Sign the Artificial Pancreas Petition from JDRF

Last Day to Sign the Artificial Pancreas Petition from JDRF

As you may know, JDRF has been circulating a petition to ask the FDA to speed the development/approval of an artificial pancreas. (More specifically, the FDA is expected to issue guidelines related to diabetes technologies, and JDRF wants those guidelines … Read more

Bite Me, Accu-Chek

Bite Me, Accu-Chek

Since my diagnosis more than fifteen years ago, I have used OneTouch meters exclusively. The reason why is simple: that’s what Kaiser supplies. So, I was excited to discover that the lab uses a Roche Accu-Chek Aviva meter for measuring … Read more

Beyond Avandia

Beyond Avandia

It seemed like such an elegant solution at the time; activate the transcription of a glucose transporter in an insulin independent fashion. The goal of current diabetic treatments is to lower blood glucose levels to a point where the glucose … Read more

Transformation

Transformation

We have fought with the enemy for as long as we can remember – millennia or perhaps eons. The war is as old as we are; older in fact. But, it does not define us. Indeed we do not think … Read more

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