Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Here's a great link sent in from one of our reader's:
New hope for a Type 1 diabetes cure
Nov. 17: Scientists have cured Type 1 diabetes in lab mice using drugs already on the market to treat cancer, a development that could have enormous implications for the more than one million diabetics in the U.S. NBC's Robert Bazell reports.
Sounds like a good start to the DH team. We like the idea of scientists using drugs that are already approved. No need to wait of the FDA (usually a year or longer) to give the go ahead to get the drugs on the market. We'll keep our eyes and ears peeled on this one.
News on universal health care coverage at this link.
Everything is still up in the air on this one, but for us diabetics it could be some good news. Insurance companies are considering backing universal health care coverage - which means they would not deny coverage to anyone with a pre-existing condition (read diabetes, cancer, etc.).
I just recently received a notice from my new insurance company that I need to provide information on my previous coverage in order to receive my benefits package. Under the new proposal I wouldn't have to. The insurance company would have to help me out.
The stipulation to this is that every person in America would have to sign up for some health coverage. Read the article and let us know what you think.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
And this time he's talking about Candy and Turkey Fests 2008. Following up with President Elect Obama's signature chant, JMA will prove that "Yes we can" control our diabetes despite these gorge fests that sandwich (no pun intended) the month of November.
As JMA would say. Get it done.