Diabetes Notes Archived News
August 1, 2003 - In the March 15, 2003 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, there is an article about possibly finding stem cells in bone marrow. Not only are there stem cells, but they might be pancreatic stem cells, which could allow insulin to be secreted. Click here to see the article online.
July 30, 2003 -
|The 63rd ADA Scientific session was held June 13-17, 2003 in New Orleans. Over 13,000 people attended this year. The sessions were designed to provide attendees with information about diabetes research, opportunity to interact with world leaders in the field, and facilitate the exchange of cutting-edge research and treatment recommendations. See abstracts, and other session information.|
July 29, 2003 - SpectRx, Inc. Announces the Launch of Disposable Infusion Set for Insulin Pumps. Click here for full story.
Feb 19, 2003 - Roche lauches takeover of insulin pump maker Disetronic. Click here for full story.
Jan 9, 2003 - For those who have questions about the new pharmacy tax, the state has created a website. Click here to go see it.
Dec 31, 2002 Massachusetts' tax on drug prescriptions comes into effect on Wednesday (tomorrow). Click here for more info.
Dec 18, 2002 - FDA approves Metrica's A1c Now to be over the counter instead of prescription only. Click here for the full story.
Sept 5, 2002 - Australian scientists have created insulin with even finer particles. See the news here.
- British scientists have created a tattoo that can be used to monitor insulin levels. Click here for the story. The story doesn't mention how long the tattoo is good for.
August 28, 2002 - LXN, maker of the InCharge meter, is going out of business. Click here for more information.
August 27, 2002 - Stress study reseached blood sugar numbers after stress management classes. Click here for more information.
Aug 16, 2002 - Deltec Cozmo Insulin Pump Recieves 510k clearance. That means it can now be sold in the U.S. See here for more information.
Aug 15, 2002 - Remember in March of this year there was news about a girl who was diabetic, whose insulin pump was confiscated by her assistant principal? Well, it is in the news again -- the student is upset that the school board sided with the principal. Click here for the story. Also, here is her parents website.
August 13, 2002 - Article in Diabetes Care claims link between diabetes and air pollution. Click here for more information.
July 22, 2002 - Niacin Diabetes drug seems to help cholesterol levels in Type 2 diabetes patients. Click here for more information.
- Moved old news to the archive page.
- Diabetes Notes is still trying to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Please click here to donate! Let's try for a cure!
- Joslin now has online diabetes classes. Click here for more information.
June 26, 2002 - New version of Diabetes Pilot has been released. Click here for more information.
June 25, 2002 - Diabetes Notes has a "aworthycause" fund-raising team. Please go here to sign up!
June 20, 2002 - Information about the ADA 2002 Scientific Sessions is here. Some of the products that were displayed (like Lifescan's new meter) look quite impressive.
May 25, 2002 - Virus link to childhood diabetes found. See the BBC article.
May 25, 2002 - Gene's Discovery Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment. Click here for full story.
May 23, 2002 - Lifescan has sent out a letter about issues with their Ultra and InDuo meters. Click here for more information.
May 13, 2002 - Trials of the artificial pancreas ready to launch. Click here for more info.
May 4, 2002 - The latest information on the inhalable insulin trials: here.
April 30, 2002 - Drinkable insulin breakthrough - for more information click here.
April 27, 2002 - Two bits of news about Avandia. First, Avandia does not appear to cause any more harm to the liver than other diabetes drugs, like insulin. See the good news. But, the FDA strengthened warnings on Avandia and Actos after studies show patients taking this drug may retain fluid which could lead to congestive heart failure. See the bad news.
April 25, 2002 - Johnson and Johnson (Lifescan) are being sued for their SureStep meter. Here is the article.
April 24, 2002 - Study about Dairy consumption and insulin resistence is in this weeks JAMA
April 20, 2002 - Protein May Offer Clue to Obesity, Diabetes Click here for story.
April 18, 2002 - Procter & Gamble In Alliance with GMP Companies to develop and commercialize a new way to treat diabetes mellitus through GMP's lead drug candidate, INGAP Peptide. Click here for more info.
April 16, 2002 - Added a page for helpful calculations. Right now it is just calculates point drop per unit insulin. Let me know if you would like more.
April 16, 2002 - A New Study Discovers Vascular Surgery Safe for Diabetics. Click here for story.
April 15, 2002 - Quality of U.S. Diabetes Care Is Not Up to Par. Click here for full text.
April 15, 2002 - Glucowatch hits the US market today. Click here for story.
April 14, 2002 - Misshapen Proteins Tied to Various Diseases including Type 2 diabetes. Click here for more info.
April 12, 2002 - U.S. Signs Agreement to Buy Australian Stem Cells. Click here for full story.
April 11, 2002 - Interesting article on diabetes effects on women was posted on the ABC News website.
April 11, 2002 - Cygnus announced that it has received supplemental pre-market approval (PMA) from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the GlucoWatch G2 Biographer. Click here for more info
April 10, 2002 - The US Justice Department sued the world's largest concert promoter Tuesday, claiming the company's ban on hypodermic needles at its shows discriminates against people with diabetes. Click here for full story.
April 10, 2002 - US President George Bush is set to make a speech at the White House on Wednesday calling for Senators to approve a ban on all forms of human cloning. Click here for full story.
April 5, 2002 - ViaCell, a company in Boston, MA, has announced the formation of ViaCell Endocrine Science, a new subsidiary that will be dedicated to the research and development of cellular medicines for the treatment of various diseases of the human endocrine system, with initial emphasis on Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes. Click here to see press release
April 4, 2002 - IEEE article on new advances in glucose monitors. Click here for the article.
April 4, 2002 - Research on Islet Cells Has Important Implications for Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Click here to see the article
April 3, 2002 - According to Nature Medicine, the mother's antibodies may help to trigger type 1 diabetes. Click here to see article on the study.
April 2, 2002 - Vietnam veterans suffering from diabetes and prostate cancer after being exposed to Agent Orange won a round Monday in their battle against the federal government. Click here for the full article.
April 2, 2002 - Article in the Feb 13, 2002 JAMA, Preventing Type 1 Diabetes May Someday Become Possible, talks about an experimental drug, DiaPep 277, that appears to already helped 15 patients.
March 29, 2002 People with diabetes are at increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, but the testing commonly used to diagnose the painful condition may not be accurate in diabetics, researchers report.
March 27, 2002 Health and Human Services and the ADA warn Americans of "pre-diabetes" and encourage people to take healthy steps to reduce risks.
March 26, 2002
|Today is ADA's Diabetes Alert Day. Could you be at risk?|
March 26, 2002 - The need to make islet replacement successful as a viable cure for people with juvenile (Type 1) diabetes received a boost with the launch of a new Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Center for Islet Transplantation at Emory University.
March 25, 2002 - JDRF and Six Flags Theme Parks team up with Coasting to a Cure.
March 22, 2002 - Lilly to broadcast a global diabetes conference on the world wide web. Click here for the story.
March 20, 2002 - Oral Diabetes Drug - Heart Failure Link Studied Click here for rest of the story.
March 19, 2002 - Liver Damage reported in a man taking the diabetes drug pioglitazone (Actos). Click here for more info
March 18, 2002 - Scientists at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute of Seattle are trying to create a routine newborn-screening test for Type 1 diabetes. Click here for more info
March 14, 2002 - One in four extremely obese children under the age of 10 in the US have a condition known as impaired glucose tolerance. Click here for more info.
March 9, 2002 - Put my review of the Boston diabetes expo on the message board.
March 7, 2002 - Diabetes treatment also helps weight loss. Click here for more info.
March 5, 2002 - Taller Kids Face Higher Risk of Type I Diabetes. Click here for more info.
March 4, 2002 - Cleared out all news older than a year (I kept the first news item, for nostaligia's sake.)
March 1, 2002 - Canadian Scientists Launch Research 'Holodeck'. Scientists use the newest computing technology to hopefully help with medical break-thoughs. Click here for full story
Feb 26, 2002 - Processed meat raises diabetes risk, Study shows bologna, hot dogs elevate type 2 risks in men. Click here for more info
Feb 18, 2002 Medtronic MiniMed releases Paradigm Insulin Pump, Click here for more information. Please let me know if any of you have seen/used one. I am very interested to hear your opinion.
Oct 11, 2001 - Traveling w/ Diabetes Supplies and Equipment, improved security rules latest update
Jan 30, 2001 - Diabetes rates rose 6 pervent among adults in 1999 according to researchers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click here for more information.
Jan 17, 2001 - Scientists find hormone that may be a key to Type 2 diabetes. Story on Boston.com.
Nov 24, 2000 - Three Distinct Subtypes of Diabetes Melletus Type 1 Postulated. See the Doctor's Guide DGReview.
Nov 8, 2000 - FDA warns of Over-The-Counter Drug. The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to formally ban an ingredient used in dozen of over the counter remedies. Story here.
Nov 2, 2000 - Some Caffeine Free Diet Coke May Contains Caffeine Free Coca Cola Classic. See the recall notice
Oct 31, 2000 - Added a few more links
- Here is the new diabetes postage stamp.
- I'm going to write up a list of candies that I know, but for now, here is a list that I found of Halloween Candy Nutrient Data
Oct 29, 2000 - Added a few more books and links
- Diabetes Awareness highlighted by new U.S. postage stamp. Click here for more info.
Oct 26, 2000 - This page is now public!
I decided to make this public after a few of my friends were asking for information. Hopefully, it will be useful to people other than me...