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 →]
June 24th, 2007 · No Comments
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 →]
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 →]
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 →]
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 →]
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 →]
June 3rd, 2007 · No Comments
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 →]
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 →]
May 10th, 2007 · No Comments
This article wants to be excused for jumping the queue. Since it is hot news, this article skips over what C, D, and E are for, which are patiently waiting for their turns.
But we do know that F is for Failure. Don’t take it personally. I’m not talking here about you or me. I’m talking about the failure of non-invasive blood glucose meters. [Read more →]