Letters to the Editor

Apr 1, 1995

List, Please?

I am an avid reader of (and subscriber to) your publication and always find in it information that simply is not available anywhere else. I cannot imagine any pertinent topic or issue related to diabetes that Diabetes Health has not covered over the three plus years of its publication. You have established yourself as a central source of diabetes information for the lay public.

Though I have a personal interest in progress being made toward the development of non-invasive monitors as one who checks his blood sugar levels eight times a day, my current request is spurred by an assignment from my local ADA chapter (Montgomery County, Md.).

The chapter has asked me to develop an informational/educational program for our membership involving presentations from representatives of companies that are trying to create and perfect the non-invasive monitors. Your June issue has an article on a company called Optix, Inc. of Salem, N.H., and I have been able to follow the work of Biocontrol Technology of Pittsburgh and Futrex, Inc. of Gaithersburg, Md.

Do you have the names, addresses and/or phone numbers of any other companies working to develop the non-invasive monitors whom I can invite to our forthcoming program, or do you know where I can get such information?

Whatever information you can provide would be most appreciated. Thank you for your excellent publication.

Larry Mars
Washington D.C.

Editor: We get a lot of requests for this and for more articles on this topic. We are currently working on a big overview of all the companies in the non-invasive field. In that article we will indicate which companies are available to be contacted.

Nothing Like It

Being a paid subscriber, I would like to introduce DIABETES HEALTH to my diabetic friends attending my support group. I have been a diabetic for more than 20 years and I have found this publication to be very informative. I subscribe to many other magazines on diabetes and have found not one publication to be anything like DIABETES HEALTH. I love it and am very impressed. I know my friends will be also.

I will always support your paper, and, hopefully, through sample issues, can bring you many more subscribers.

Keep up the GOOD WORK!

John A. Valdes
Middle Village, N.Y.

Editor: If you want to introduce your friends to Diabetes Health, please mail us their names and addresses. We can also mail you a stack of 25 subscriber cards for you to distribute. Call our toll free number to request subscriber cards, (800) 473-4636.

Recommends Our Paper

I find Diabetes Health to be a very informative and helpful publication for the individual with diabetes.

As a diabetes educator, I recommend various reading materials to my clients, and DIABETES HEALTH is high on the list. You have succeeded in developing a quality publication that includes new technologies, business happenings, developments in diabetes health care and humor. Keep up the good work!

As part of an upcoming diabetes awareness day I would like to include copies of DIABETES HEALTH in our display. We would greatly appreciate any assistance that you could provide. Thank You,

Dan Lender, RPh, CDE
Murrysville, Pa.

Holtz Death Depressing

Dear Mr. King,

I was thrown back by your column in the Jan./Feb. issue of Diabetes Health. It was rather depressing, and I didn't like it that the guy (Leonard Holtz) wanted to die.

You could have written it from a different angle or something. He was an inventor that wanted to help people, and he was fortunate to live in an era where there were more things to help him. You could have said that he was lucky to have lived so long.

Susan Chisholm
Santa Ana, Calif.

Mothers are Educators

I am very excited to have found your newspaper. It was advertised on "Living with Diabetes" on TV. Sadly, that show is no longer on the air in my area.

DIABETES HEALTH is very helpful! I feel I have my own support group right here at home. Thank you for your good work.

I have a comment for Shelly J. Page whose letter was in "Letters to the Editor," Jan. 1995. She is not an "inactive diabetes educator!" Surely any person with a diabetic child is a full-time diabetes educator, especially Ms. Page with her training.

She should give herself at least a pat on the back.

Nancy R. Vizi
McMinnville, Ore.

Worthwhile Publication

Is DIABETES HEALTH worthwhile? YOU BET! It may have taken me three phone calls to get the sample issue, but I'm glad that I kept after it! I found usable information in the first issue.

Put my name on the list and sign me up for two years!

Bob Doring
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