Diabetes in the News.
The internet is a-buzz with piles of diabetes-related newsbits, ranging from the good, the hopeful, and the downright distressing. Here's a recap:
The Good: Our very own Landileigh was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article today about Google's online health records. Congratulations, Landileigh!!
And also, TuDiabetes has surpassed 2,000 members. Congratulations to Manny and the whole TuDiabetes family!
The Hopeful: The BBC has reported that mice with type 1 diabetes started producing their own insulin after taking a cocktail of different drugs. It's great to hear that those mice keep getting cured, and I'm cautiously hopeful that the clinical trials will prove to be inspiring as well.
The Downright Distressing: As reported by the New York Times this morning (and a big hat tip to Scott, who alerted me), the JDRF International in NYC is under investigation "after an internal audit showed that hundreds of thousands of dollars was missing." While a few bad apples don't represent the entire organization, it's disconcerting to see the JDRF in this position. After over two decades with type 1 diabetes, I am deeply saddened to see this organization stumble.
But, never one to leave things on a negative note, I did come across this YouTube clip of The Type 1 Mom Song, which I found to be both very well done and it made me giggle. (Hat tip to Heidi.) After the range of news I've read in the last hour or two, I needed a good laugh.