From fifty-pound weakling to veritable Sampson, Doug Burns has taken type 1
diabetes to the heights of success. But when the police took him for drunk during
a low blood sugar episode, the pepper spray came out and Mr. Universe went down.
We have his story of success and his tale of tribulation.
Why Does Insulin Cost So Much?
It’s all a matter of patents, potions, and profits. We untangle the money, law, and
science that’s made generic insulin a no-show in the marketplace.
CGMs & Meters
Checking blood sugar has never been so easy. We’ve mustered up a myriad of
meters, and our chart lays them out to help you make a wise choice. We also
monitor continuous glucose monitors, the cat’s meow in the quest for control.
My Own Injection
Letters to the Editor
After All These Years
Gladys’s life has been anything but dull! She talks about her
adventurous 84 years with diabetes.
Joe Klemann describes life in the funny lane, complete with leaky
pipes and ouchthathurtsphobia. It’s a hilarious trip from start to finish.
Laura Plunkett provides a warm and sensible lesson in how to keep your
type 1 teenager on your side when self-care issues run up against the
adolescent drive for autonomy.
Pig Islet Pioneer
Dr. Bernhard Hering zeroes in on xenotransplantation
Stem cell treatment frees fifteen type 1 patients from insulin. Is it a
hope for a cure or just a hyped-up invasive experiment with no future?
Pig islets success story: They’re still producing insulin ten years after
inplantation in type 1 man, much to the surprise of scientists.
Doctors and pharmaceutical companies: Mutually beneficial
arrangement or unholy allliance? Pharma companies pay doctors to
educate other doctors about drugs, but what’s the trade-off?
People Are Talking
Diabetes Burn-Out: How to keep on keeping on when nothing you do
seems to work.
The articles that wouldn’t fit: Here’s a listing of the great stories
appearing exclusively on our website.
Food for Thought
Chicken of Love: A delicious recipe with a Mediterranean slant.
News from JAMA: How the Big Four diet plans stack up against each other
when it comes to weight loss and metabolic effects.
Hard data about soft drinks.
One man’s sojourn with a continuous monitor: The straight story on what
it’s really like starting out with this potentially life-changing technology.
Up & Pumping - Or Not?
Our readers give their insights into the pros and cons of insulin pumping.
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