By Mike Hoskins on March 26, 2015
When I first started taking more of an interest in diabetes research and clinical trials a few years ago, I found myself poring over national and local databases listing the studies that involved diabetes. The process was anything but user-friendly.
I had to comb through complicated listings in ClinicalTrials.gov and my local medical institute registry to first find anything relevant, and then attempt to work out what was nearby, whether it was something I had any interest in, and if I might even be eligible for that particular trial. It was incredibly time-consuming and often disappointing to finally find one of interest, and only then discover some "exclusion criteria" that would disqualify me from participating.
So I'm pretty excited about a new diabetes research tool called the Living BioBank that's a little like an online dating service, in this case matching diabetes patients and researchers.
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By AmyT on March 25, 2015
Lipohypertrophy is one of those big words for bad side effects of diabetes that no one ever warns you about. Honestly, we never thought we’d ever have anything good to say about lipohypertrophy… until hearing about a recent study at Stanford University with surprising results:
By MikeH on March 24, 2015
Today we have an interview with the American Diabetes Association's new CEO Kevin Hagan, who was named on Feb. 19 and takes over the helm June 1. Hagan replaces Dr. Suzanne Berry, the interim leader following the departure of former CEO Larry Hausner in August 2014.
By AmyT March 23, 2015
Announcing our 2015 Patient Voices Contest — enter to win a scholarship to our DiabetesMine Innovation Summit held each fall at Stanford University.
By AmyT on March 22, 2015
It's time for our Sunday Funnies once again! And as anyone with diabetes knows, going to your doctor can be a real chore, for many reasons...