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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa

Day 3 ADA Chicago: Incretins

June 25th, 2007 · No Comments

 

The third day of the American Diabetes Association’s convention in the so-called Windy City blew me away in more ways than one. [Read more →]

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Day 2 ADA Chicago: A1C

June 24th, 2007 · No Comments

The high point of the second day of the American Diabetes Association convention in Chicago has been not something I learned about diabetes in general. It is instead what I learned about myself. [Read more →]

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ADA Chicago

June 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Dateline Chicago: The American Diabetes Association is not only the largest diabetes charity with a national outreach to all of us who have diabetes. But it is also the leading professional organization in the world. [Read more →]

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L is for Lazy

June 17th, 2007 · No Comments

If you think that I’m lazy, I probably could shrug it off. But if I considered myself lazy, it would be a blow to my self-esteem. [Read more →]

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K is for Ketones

June 14th, 2007 · 3 Comments

 

Ketones are good for you. No, they’re bad.

With one exception, I don’t think that there’s any diabetes disagreement that is more serious than this one about ketones. The exception is whether a low-carbohydrate diet is something that you should follow, particularly if you want to lose weight. [Read more →]

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J is for Januvia

June 10th, 2007 · 5 Comments

It may be safe to use Januvia in 2014. It isn’t now, says Public Citizen, a watchdog group founded by Ralph Nader.

We should wait at least seven years from when the Food and Drug Administration approves a new drug, the organization says. [Read more →]

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Avandia and Actos Both Get Black Box Warnings

June 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration yesterday informed a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that it told drug companies to put the toughest warning label on Avandia and Actos. [Read more →]

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I is for Insulin

June 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Like hypos last week, insulin is in the news. Considering that nothing is better at causing hypos than insulin is, they are connected in more ways than one. [Read more →]

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Avandia Anxiety

May 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Steve Nissen has a way of getting everybody’s attention. And he does that with tools that in anybody else’s hands would be deadly dull. This week he captured the attention of one of the country’s most prestigious medical journals, the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. senators and members of Congress, our leading newspapers, Wall Street, class-action lawyers, and last, but hardly least millions of people who have diabetes. [Read more →]

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C is for Cure

May 13th, 2007 · No Comments

When I was in the Army years ago, I heard a lot of different obscenities. Nowadays, however, the one I hear is the word “cure.”

It’s the four-letter word of diabetes. It is obscene because, as a dictionary says, obscenity is “abhorrent: offensive to the mind.” [Read more →]

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