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Did you know that lots of people with diabetes and their families get on twitter to chat about diabetes and life? Well why you didn’t you tell me 🙂
I found http://diabetessocmed.com/ two weeks ago and have joined in two #dsma twitter chats. (They are on Wednesday nights at 9PM EST). It was so nice to be able to talk to people who knew exactly what I was feeling and talking about. Sigh… Happy Lisa.
So, if you haven’t heard of it either — Go on twitter, follow @diabetessocmed. Once it is Wednesday at 9pm EST, pay attention to #dsma. If you want to join in the conversation, make sure you add #dsma to your tweet. I have used http://www.tweetdeck.com/ and http://tweetchat.com/ to make the chat a bit easier, since there are SO many people talking at once. Good Luck!
Did you know that the FDA posted guidelines to companies about safety and effective goals for an artificial pancreas system? It was posted on Dec 1, 2011. If you have no idea what an artificial pancreas is for, it would help type 1 diabetics regulate their blood sugar. There are already insulin pumps, and there are also continuous glucose monitors. An artificial pancreas would combine them both, and the machine would make decisions on when to give insulin and when to suspend insulin, instead of the person needing to have to.
This guideline shows that the FDA must think that this device isn’t too far away — and this would allow expedited approval. Hurrah!
The JDRF was encouraged by the draft, and hopes it is as good as it looks.
FDAs guidelines are here: FDA Guidelines draft
Just a few weeks ago, I mentioned how Diet V8 Splash® agreed to donate $10 for every person who joined the StopDiabetes movement, up to $50,000. That’s $50,000 for research, education and advocacy efforts.
In just 5 days, the goal was reached. Thanks to any of you who responded!
And thanks to Diet V8 Splash, who gave the whole $50,000 donation to the movement. Yay!
Diet V8 Splash® will donate $10 for every person who joins the Stop Diabetes movement, up to $50,000.
This money will go to support crucial diabetes research. It will fund educational outreach to both young and old. And it will continue the fight so nobody’s rights are denied because they have diabetes.
I signed up, why don’t you?
Go here to help: http://stopdiabetes.diabetes.org/
As you know by reading my blog, diabetes has had a profound effect on my life and those of my friends, family and loved ones. As you may know, type 1 (juvenile) diabetes is a devastating disease, and while insulin does keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, it’s NOT a cure. That’s why I’m committed to fighting for a cure through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) advocacy program. Please join me in this effort to make a cure for type 1 diabetes a reality.
JDRF’s success is built on a close-knit group of Advocates determined to tell their stories of living with type 1 to their Members of Congress. Through telling these stories and building lasting relationships with Members, our group of Advocates have been lauded by Time Magazine as “one of the nation’s most forceful disease advocacy groups.”
Although great strides have been made over the past few years to increase federal support for juvenile diabetes research, more needs to be done and we need your help!
By becoming a JDRF Advocate, you will truly be making a difference in advancing a cure for diabetes.
Please click here to visit my JDRF advocacy page where you can learn more and sign-up to join JDRF’s network of Advocates.
I sincerely appreciate your support,
Join JDRF’s advocacy network today!