A few miscellaneous items you might like to know about over the holiday weekend. Or not -- what, you won't be glued to your computer reading me?! ;)
"Exubera was not our finest day," acknowledged Pfizer's vice chairman, David Shedlarz, during a recent conference call with analysts. "We made a lot of mistakes with what is a profoundly important therapeutic." (courtesy of PharmaGossip)
Can you see me smiling?
Second, did you know that Sept. 10-16 is National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week? Really! This campaign is "a worldwide effort to bring together the people who live with invisible chronic illness and those who love them." Check out InvisibleIllness.com for all the details.
NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
Snail Uses Insulin to Poison Fish
New study shows these slow-moving creatures use toxic form of insulin to capture prey.
A New Square Patch Insulin Pump
TouchéMedical's new Bluetooth-enabled patch pump is supposedly the world's smallest and cheapest.
Further to my discovery of the country's leading chronic illness coach, a few more interesting blogs on the topic:
Author Sheri Colberg-Ochs is working on the 2nd edition of her first book, "The Diabetic Athlete." In order to collect "updated information from active individuals with diabetes," she's asking PWDs who exercise regularly to kindly complete a quick online questionnaire HERE (by Oct. 31 latest).
Dreaming About Water co-editors Amy Mercer and Violeta Garcia-Mendoza are seeking personal essay submissions from women writers for their upcoming anthology on female life with diabetes. See the details HERE.
There's still a little time to give your input on the development of a new national conference for Adults with Type 1 diabetes. Hurry -- you have until Friday, Sept. 7 -- to fill out the survey HERE! We're running a naming contest as well, so if you have great idea for what to call this event, you could win a copy of our Know Your Numbers book or a DiabetesMine.com T-shirt or mug. Now how's that for a tempting weekend treat?