Following on my review of the year in diabetes, I've been reflecting on what marked 2008 here at DiabetesMine.com. I realized that 2008 was quite an eventful year over here, both for me personally and news-wise. Here's a list of some key milestones here at the Mine:
American Diabetes Association Names New CEO
Non-profit leader Kevin L. Hagan named as new chief exec of national diabetes org after six-month search.
FDA Approves New Basal Insulin
Sanofi's Troujeo has 'flatter profile' of action that helps to avoid lows.
Daytona Win for Racecar Driver with Diabetes!
Type 1 driver Ryan Reed wins first NASCAR series race at Daytona on Feb. 21.
And I got my crack at a trial of the FreeStyle Navigator, which by no fault of its own ends badly. We looked into why you can't tell if your insulin is still good? Because that sort of thing doesn't sell.
August - I returned from my European sojourn a little overweight and tested the South Beach diet.
More great guest posts by Hope Warshaw on carb counting, by Birdie on Why We Blog, by Dr. Alan Rubin on corruption in diabetes pharma, and by Dr. Richard Jackson, who explains the real lessons from the ACCORD study.
Sept - I got my day in the sun on TCOYD TV!
October - the OC tried with all its might to get Google to Doodle diabetes.
I moderated that Diabetes Research Institute panel on Hope or Hype?
December - we had a bunch more fun here with the Holiday Survival Sweepstakes.
We find the FDA in a mess and doing some things that are counter to the best interests of diabetes patients (more on that soon).