Insulin Envy

Insulin Envy

By Ginger Vieira I have insulin envy. Not every day (well, yes, every day). But some days it feels stronger than others. You insulin-producers. I envy you. I have insulin envy. I envy that moment when you get up in the morning and—instead of immediately pricking your...
What You Should Know About Flying with an Insulin Pump

What You Should Know About Flying with an Insulin Pump

A Sweet Life > Features > What You Should Know About Flying with an Insulin Pump Melissa Lee | March 04, 2014   I’ve been pumping insulin for the last 14 years, and I travel frequently.  In fact, I’m on an airplane every couple of months. I always struggle...

Is it Time to Rename Type 1 Diabetes?

Published on February 19th, 2014 | by Claresa Levetan MD, FACE In 1997, the World Health Organization, the American Diabetes Association and other groups universally adopted new nomenclature for diabetes. Diabetes was no longer to be named by whether or not patients...

How to make insulin-producing cells from gut cells

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Stone Hearth News, PHILADELPHIA Destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is at the heart of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “We are looking for ways to make new beta cells for these patients to one day replace daily insulin...
Research Corner: Ending the A1C Blame Game

Research Corner: Ending the A1C Blame Game

Published on December 26th, 2013 | by Claresa Levetan MD, FACE When glucose sensors first became available in clinical trials some 2 decades ago, I decided to wear a sensor to compare my glucose levels as a non-diabetic individual with glucose levels of my patients. I...