By Amy Tenderich on March 3, 2015
You may or may not know that doctors in this country are getting pampered and paid off by the pharmaceutical industry at large, at an alarming rate. The perks run the gamut from visits by sexy sales reps offering free lunch to hosted gourmet dinners and sizeable payments to act as “thought leaders” for drug manufacturers.
Yep, the pharma industry spends an estimated $24 billion marketing directly to doctors, often to boost off-label prescriptions. Ouch.
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By AmyT on March 2, 2015
The Canada-based makers of an exciting no-needle emergency rescue glucagon that you can puff up your nose have come out of stealth mode, with a brand-new website for the company called Locemia (a mashup of “low blood sugar” and “hypoglycemia”)...
By WilD on Feb. 28, 2015
Welcome back to our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine!. This week, Wil Dubois answers questions about the mix of exercise and metformin, and addresses what you can do when glucose testing and insulin dosing seem like just too much.
By AmyT on Feb. 27, 2015
February may be a shorter month, but that doesn't mean our Diabetes Online Community (DOC) was short of amazing content. We wanted to share the love from the diabetes blogosphere, so here are the posts that caught our eye...
By AmyT on February 26, 2015
We're thrilled to hear from a D-Mom named Polina Bryson in California, who's extremely determined to "get it" when it comes to understanding her young daughter's reality with both T1D and Celiac disease.