So I'd nearly forgotten that my uncle rang me the other day -- as I was rushing out the door -- to tell me that Charlie Rose was airing a Panel on Diabetes, which was starting in about 12.5 minutes! Right. We do actually have Tivo now, but I'm not THAT much of a whiz, and couldn't stand the thought of my little ones waiting in the rain...
So did anyone catch the March 16 episode, which featured Dr. Richard Bernstein, and also Ana Marie Cox, aka the queen of the society/political blogosphere called "Wonkette"? Damn, I'm sorry to have missed that!
According to a few politically aware bloggers, the show was all about the Plague Status of Diabetes: it's the only disease in the United States that's on the rise, rather than the decline. Apparently the show was very scary and moving, and I'm kind of shocked to find that not one of us D-bloggers covered it yet.
Ironically, the one guy who did the most in-depth post -- citing that 90% of diabetes is caused by obesity or poor diet -- calls himself "FatBlogger." He hasn't got the 'betes. But his dad did. He's worried.
There was also some discussion about it here. One Google Group Guy writes:
State of the Union: It's Time to Cure Diabetes
President launching new precision medicine initiative to better treat, cure diseases like diabetes.
'Robotic Pancreas' Appears On American Idol
Carlos Santana's nephew Adam Lasher shows off Dexcom G4 during live performance.
Metformin: A Great Lakes Disaster?
Wisconsin researchers find diabetes drug being discharged into Lake Michigan, affecting fish.
Diabetics are doing a poor job at selling
proper care and research. Accepting
too many excuses. Accepting too much
profit gouging schemes.
Some use it as an excuse to "BE ON."
At least it's getting more national exposure,
not led by the money people.