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Diabetes Investing

David Kliff, Founder, DiabeticInvestor.com

As the author of the Diabetic Investor ENewsletter and an adviser to large fund management companies, Dave has a unique perspective. He not only understands the business side of diabetes, but he also lives with insulin-requiring diabetes himself. Recently he has been very vocal in challenging several diabetes companies and the FDA about the risks of certain diabetes medications and devices.

Click here to read more about Diabetic Investor David Kliff.

A Diabetes Educator Who Knows Diabetes Inside Out

Scott talks with Kim Higgins, RN, CDE. She's been a diabetes educator for 30 years and has had type 1 herself for over 35 years, so she really knows diabetes inside out. Kim tells you how to find a diabetes educator near you to help you learn how to live with the disease.

Painless Syringes And Needles By BD

Joanna French of BD Corporation showcases technology that makes insulin injections painless. She shows Scott how fine-point technology, electro-polishing, and microbonding lubrication are used in the manufacturing of the company's needles, resulting in the most painless syringes available in the diabetes market today. BD has been making syringes for 100 years.

Onstage With (Almost) Idol Elliott Yamin

With the passage of the United Nations Resolution, New York City went all out for World Diabetes Day on November 14, and our Editor-in-Chief, Scott King, was there to film the festivities. Scott was only six feet from the stage, video camera in hand, to film Elliot saying a few words about diabetes, and also caught his latest hit song, "Movin On." Elliott sings with incredible conviction! This video brings you American Idol finalist, Elliot Yamin (here is our interview with him from December 2006), as he performed in Manhattan on that day. His Top Twenty hit of the summer, "Wait for You," seen here, has reached more than 6 million views!

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Patient Expert and Writer Is Used to Outstairing People.

Scott King interviews Miriam Tucker

Miriam Tucker is a patient expert who has written for publications as varied as the Washington Post and Clinical Endocrinology News. She looks back over 34 years of living with diabetes and discusses the great changes she's seen in diabetic monitoring and care. Miriam also reveals how she has become expert in getting people to use stairs for exercise. She and Scott agree on the need for a crusade to make building owners announce where the stairs are and even place "The Stairs Are Thataway" signs directly on elevators.

Exercise Raised This Runner's Sugar Levels – She Tells Why.

Scott King interviews Loris Bristol

Diabetes educator Loris Bristol, RN, MSN, NCSN has been running for pleasure and competition since 1990 to help control the effects of the diabetes she's had for 30 years. She relates her great surprise to Scott King about when she observed that her sugar levels went down during recreational jogs, but spiked after she ran in races. Scott King learns her fascinating conclusion about why her post-race sugar levels were the opposite of what she expected.

How to Make Memorable Diabetic Love? Tips Available Here.

Scott King interviews Keith Campbell

When you say diabetes and pharmacy in the same breath, Washington State University pharmacy professor, speaker, and consultant Keith Campbell comes to mind. In this segment, Campbell speaks frankly – and humorously – to our Editor-in-Chief, Scott King, about the virtues of Cialis, Viagra, and Levitra, and how people with diabetes should make love (nice and slow, with lots of visual and auditory stimulation). He also touches on whether adderall (see here) and dexedrine (see here) -- speed -- should ever be used for weight loss, and discusses an intriguing new European drug.

Use Your Head to Heal Your Feet.

Scott King interviews Brigitta Rice

The first time we met Brigitta Rice, MS, RPh, CHES, a foot care expert who has now dealt with her own diabetes for 48 years, was a long time ago on our radio show. Now, 18 years later, Brigitaa tells Scott King how she remembers bristling at the suggestion that people with diabetes aren't good candidates for learning relaxation techniques. She describes how she taught a control group of people with chronic foot ulcers to increase their peripheral blood flow and foot temperature by relaxing and willing those effects. Amazingly, 14 out the 16 persons in the group saw their ulcers completely heal.

While Diabetic Knowledge Is Power, It's Also a Relief.

Scott King with Kim Higgins

In this public service announcement Diabetic Nurse Educator Kim Higgins (30 years with diabetes) talks with Scott King, Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Health (31 years with diabetes), about how connecting with a qualified diabetes educator can relieve the stress and feeling of being overwhelmed that a diagnosis of diabetes often brings. Educators, she says, can help people fit the disease into their lives rather than having their lives turned upside down. When Scott mentions the power of good listening, Kim offers practical tips on how to make the best of a visit with a diabetes educator.

A Fascinating Documentary Look at Pioneering Dr. Bernstein.

Everybody who sees this first of several documentary installments is lucky: It offers a close-up look at one of the diabetes community's great pioneers, Dr. Richard K. Bernstein, a man who has lived with diabetes for 58 years and done groundbreaking work diagnosing and treating the disease's almost myriad complications. Dr. Bernstein astonished many when he asserted that adopting a radically low-carbohydrate diet is the best approach people with diabetes can take to normalize their blood sugar. This beautifully shot segment shows him quietly winning the confidence of a young woman as he describes his diagnostic thinking and technique.

While Diabetic Knowledge Is Power, It's Also a Relief.

Scott King with Kim Higgins

Kim Higgins from the American Association of Diabetes Educators tells how to find people who can help you and your loved ones live with diabetes.

World Diabetes Day

Elliot Yamin

With the passage of the United Nations Resolution, New York City went all out for World Diabetes Day last week, and our Editor-in-Chief, Scott King, was there to film the festivities.

On this week's show, we bring you the American Idol finalist, Elliot Yamin, as he performed in Manhattan for the World Diabetes Day, November 14th celebration.

Scott was only six feet from the stage, video camera in hand, to film Elliot say a few words about diabetes and also caught his latest hit song, "Movin On." Elliott sings with incredible conviction! Don't miss the release of this new video of Elliott's new hit song on Friday, November 23.

Elliott talks openly and freely about his diabetes and his desire to help the diabetes community. His Top Twenty hit of the summer, "Wait for You," seen here, has reached over 6 million views!

For more on World Diabetes Day, November 14th, read our article "IDF Aiming for a Worldwide Resolution on Diabetes".

Also on this week's show are the following entertaining diabetes interviews:

Hadi El Heneidi and Joseph Flaherty of Agamatrix demonstrate the two new Wavesense glucose meters.

Craig Eberhard of Amylin Pharmaceuticals talks about the innovative benefits of Byetta for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Christine Quan, RD, CDE a diabetes educator for 27 years specializing in nutrition who has herself lived with type 1 diabetes for 50 years, talks about the type 2 diabetes epidemic in children today.

Kelly Dawes, CDE who lives in Kentucky and drives 80 miles to Tennessee one way each day to teach diabetes patients diabetes education discussed her work visiting patients bed to bed in a Tennessee hospital.

Lori Bristol, RN, MSN, NCSN, a diabetes educator who has had type 1 diabetes for 30 years, discusses the benefits of running for fun and exercise.

Clyde Shores, of de Code Genetics, an Icelandic company focused on gene discovery, discusses the company's discovery of the TCF 7 L2 gene widely associated with type 2 diabetes, and a new test offered that will tell an individual if they are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Joanne Lichten, PhD, RD a registered dietician talks about how to eat healthy in restaurants and discusses portion sizes in restaurants and her newly published book "Dining Lean."

Brigitta Rice, MS, RPh, CHES, who appeared on Scott King's radio show 18 years ago, talks about her "warm feet" relaxation techniques to increase blood flow to the feet in preventing foot complications in diabetic patients.

When you say Diabetes and Pharmacy in this industry, pharmacy professor, speaker, and consultant Keith Campbell comes to mind. Campbell talks frankly about the FDA's warnings about Avandia for diabetes patients with heart problems and promotes the benefits of other drugs in the treatment of intimacy issues in diabetes couples.

Caroline Trapp, MSN, CNP, CDE, a diabetes nurse practitioner and former diabetes hero of the month at Diabetes Health Magazine, talks about a new vegan diet that may be beneficial to diabetes patients by surprisingly increasing carbohydrates while reducing fat allowing a diabetes patient's body to better utilize insulin and thereby better regulate blood sugars.

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