Diabetes: An Analogy for the Unacquainted

Diabetes: An Analogy for the Unacquainted

This is kind of what it’s like. She woke up one morning, made herself some scrambled eggs, and came to the conclusion that her lungs were no longer functioning. Or, more precisely, she corrected herself, not that they were no … Read more

The Diabetic Easter Bunny

The Diabetic Easter Bunny

Despite the current state of my pancreas, my late diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes meant I enjoyed a childhood of sugar-filled Easter treats. In fact, one of my favorite harbingers of spring was the Cadbury Creme Egg. Do you guys … Read more

Notes from a Conversation with Dr. Aaron Kowalski

Notes from a Conversation with Dr. Aaron Kowalski

Last week, I had the happy opportunity to talk with Dr. Aaron Kowalski, head of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDRF ) Artificial Pancreas Project, and I am ten steps more optimistic about the future of diabetes care as a result. … Read more

A Brave New World: Bioinformatics, Diabetes, and Privacy

A Brave New World: Bioinformatics, Diabetes, and Privacy

The other night, I attended a panel discussion on Life Science Analytics. Three local professionals– Paul Rejto, the head of computational biology in Oncology Research at Pfizer; Lucila Ohno-Machado, the chief of the UC San Diego Division of Biomedical Informatics; … Read more

Nanette Latham: WTF?

Nanette Latham: WTF?

As you may have seen in the news, a California couple — Gregory Lee and Yvonne Dee Latham — were just convicted of second-degree murder in the death of their 17-year-old daughter Nanette, a Type 1 diabetic who died from … Read more

A Walk in the Sun

A Walk in the Sun

I am not the type of person who likes to go to the gym. The ritual of packing a bag, driving to the gym, changing clothes, working out, showering, changing clothes, and driving home again always seems like such a … Read more

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