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

Playing Doctor on the Web

October 29th, 2006 · No Comments

I’m not a doctor, and I don’t play one on the Web, TV, or otherwise. But I just posed as one. It was in a good cause.

I am a journalist specializing in writing and consulting about diabetes. My highest university degree is a master’s. My credentials are my experience of a dozen years of having and studying diabetes and writing about it. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Diabetes Medication

Finding Health Facts

October 24th, 2006 · No Comments

When my former doctor diagnosed my diabetes, I wanted to find out as much about it as I could. So just one month later I got an Internet account. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Psychosocial

Wireless Monitoring

October 14th, 2006 · No Comments

The second generation of blood glucose meters is beginning to arrive. But it may not be what most people think it is.

It may not be continuous sensors, some of which are already here. They show our blood glucose trends and can warn of us impending hypos or hypers even while we are asleep. But few people with diabetes can afford them, because hardly any health insurance companies will reimburse you for them. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Diabetes Testing

Back When Byetta Began

October 6th, 2006 · No Comments

Science is too big for one person working alone in a laboratory. It’s “a group effort,” as even the most recent winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Andrew Z. Fire, said this week. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Diabetes Medication

Diabetes Podcasts

September 14th, 2006 · No Comments

Now that you are reading a blog about diabetes, you might consider listening to another recent innovation that has several things in common with blogs. I mean podcasts. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Psychosocial

Reading Health Blogs

August 11th, 2006 · No Comments

Since you are here, you have discovered the world of blogs. This corner of the Web didn’t exist before 1994, but now it’s a huge new world out there. Technorati says that it keeps track of more than 50 million of them. [Read more →]

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Support by Mailing List

February 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

When you want the latest and best information about diabetes, you can read this blog or my website. But where do you go when you are looking for a sense of community with other people who have diabetes and need emotional support? [Read more →]

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Posted in: Psychosocial

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