A lot going on this coming Sunday (March 11), so set your Tivo and mark your calendar and all that!
First, my kind and highly knowledgeable co-author Dr. Richard Jackson will appear on dLife TV this week. That's on CNBC Sunday 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific. Dr. Jackson is Medical Director of Joslin's highly successful DO IT (Diabetes Outpatient Intensive Treatment) program -- an intensive 3-1/2 day seminar program that combines teaching and training with actual on-site exercise and meal sessions. There's nothing quite like it.
On dLife, he's set to discuss "the past, present, and future of type 2 diabetes treatment," including hot new drugs Byetta and Januvia.
I asked him about the experience of being taped for dLife, but all I could get out of him was that the whole thing went very quickly (about 15 minutes) and that Nicole Johnson Baker is "extremely polished and an excellent anchor-person" -- which we knew already. Anyway, don't forget to watch! I don't think our book is mentioned specifically... but Dr. J really knows his stuff and he's very reassuring.
NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
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.
Meanwhile, the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) has its own party planned for Sunday -- it's 2nd annual Carnival for a Cure on March 11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This is a DRI fund-raiser so it's relatively pricey ($350 for a family of four), but it does sound like a blast:
"This year's Carnival for a Cure will be twice as large as last year, featuring activities and games for tots and teens including face painters, balloon sculptors, carnival games, virtual sports, a bungee run, racetrack, a "bling factory" where kids can decorate cell phones, iPods, dog tags and yo-yos, and make jewelry.
"There will also be spectacular live entertainment by magicians, jugglers, and stilt walkers. Attendees can win prizes, and all can enjoy gourmet food from Dean & DeLuca, one of New York's most renowned caterers."
Hot new teen pop band The Jonas Brothers will perform live, and have some surprising announcements to make (I'm buttoned up till they go public).
May your weekend ROCK.