Diabetic Retinopathy II: the beginning

Diabetic Retinopathy II: the beginning

In my last post I discussed the anatomy of the eye. Keep this in mind as we begin to consider what diabetes does to this anatomy. Remember that the most important aspect of diabetes is high blood sugar. This is … Read more

Diabetic Retinopathy I: Anatomy of the Eye

Diabetic Retinopathy I: Anatomy of the Eye

Note to self: when someone asks you to write a book chapter…run. I do not think I have absorbed so much new information in such a short time since my neurophysiology class back in grad school (or pulled so many … Read more

Symlin, Part Two: But What About Me?

Symlin, Part Two: But What About Me?

Where I Left Off In the last installment of my symlin saga, I had found that Symlin, Amlyn Pharmaceutical‘s synthetic amylin, helped slow gastric emptying and reduce post-prandial spikes. I also found that Symlin had to be injected subcutaneously, either … Read more

Learning about Symlin, and Rejecting What I Learn

Learning about Symlin, and Rejecting What I Learn

One of the biggest takeaways for me from the ADA Scientific Sessions was that I needed to learn about the magic drug everyone was talking about, Symlin. So, over the past week, I’ve been doing some reading, and this is … Read more

How One Pharma Company Is Making A Difference With Patients

How One Pharma Company Is Making A Difference With Patients

Last month I wrote about the rising impact of health social media. Even suggesting it may be making doctors irrelevant. While health care providers appear slow to realize this-and take advantage of social media–I know one pharmaceutical company that is … Read more

Hot off the press: the CANOE trial

Hot off the press: the CANOE trial

Despite the popularity of “how to” books on transforming our lives we Americans really do not like life-style change. This is one reason there has been such hesitancy in setting up to screen large numbers of people for insulin resistance … Read more

A New Tune For Middle C

A New Tune For Middle C

Insulin, like all other proteins, must undergo a bit of shaping before it is ready for business. Proteins are really just chains of amino acids (sometimes called polypeptide chains) that are arranged like beads on a string. Incredibly, these polypeptide … Read more

En Route to San Diego (Part 2)

En Route to San Diego (Part 2)

Part 2 of my reflections on the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions and the Roche Social Media Conference. Read Part 1. The Roche Social Media Conference* This may shock some of you– it is, after all, still shocking to me … Read more

En Route to San Diego (Part 1)

En Route to San Diego (Part 1)

Well, it was a whirlwind weekend indeed, and a fine introduction to the world of diabetes professionals and advocates. Though I have no prior year experience to compare to, I felt that both the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions and … Read more

En Route to Orlando, Florida!

En Route to Orlando, Florida!

As I write this, I am on a plane to Orlando. Orlando, Florida! Yes, I know it will be humid. And, not, I’m not going to Disney World. But I’m incredibly excited anyway, because (1) I’ve never been to Florida, … Read more

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