I am not in the news business, but if I were, type one diabetes would be front page, top focus, the lead story. It would be 24 hours – round the clock- coverage with no commercial interruptions. Why? As I channel my inner Howard Beale, the fictitious character in the Oscar-nominated film Network, and shout, “I’m mad as hell. …Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!”
It is a fact; type one diabetes exists in the shadows of type two. Moreover, like many type ones, I scour the information highway for news that gives us perspective and context as we continue to wait for a cure and fight for better care, treatment, and support.
This is my weekly audio share of five diabetes headlines from around the globe and across the net. Some will peak your interest, inspire or frankly tick you off. But all are topics for discussion with our diabetes care team and the T1D community.
For more information or to read the article associated with the headline, click on the title links below.
Dr. David Pearson: Diabetes Free
Diabetic Lifestyle: When Your Memory and Blood Glucose Begin to Slip
The Healthy Life Centers: Hypnotherapy for Neuropathic Pain
The Daily Telegraph: Cure for Type 1 Diabetes Imminent after Harvard Stem-cell Breakthrough
What type one news story caught your attention this week? Feel free to share a headline in the comments section of this post.