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Supplies of Apidra insulin

Supplies of Apidra insulin - for those who have not heard: Sanofi aventis, the company which makes a form of insulin called Apidra (insulin glulisine), have had a production problem at their factory. This has meant that the usual supplies of this insulin have not been manufactured. As a result of this some patients may have a problem obtaining supplies of Apidra. Sanofi aventis has solved the problem, but it is likely to be December before normal supply is resumed. What to do if you use Apid...  

News Roundup 19/9/11

There wasn't much news last week, but there was an interesting article in the Medical News about Stem Cells: Controlling diabetes may someday involve mining stem cells from the lining of the uterus, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study published in the journal Molecular Therapy. The team treated diabetes in mice by converting cells from the uterine lining into insulin-producing cells. The endometrium or uterine lining, is a source of adult stem cells. These cells gene...  

Center Parcs

What a revelation - a holiday that was amazing and I didn't have to change anything about my insulin regime, except maybe have a little more as I ate more!!! The whole family went to Center Parcs, Sherwood Forrest, even though the weather wasn't great we had a fabulous time and there was always something to do. The two things I worry about when I go away is 1. My Little Boy who is now 21 months and 2. My diabetes. This is the only holiday I felt relaxed about both of these things. My litt...  

Possible insulin pump risk!?

With my recent blogs about the good experiences with my insulin pump I thought I would share a recent article about a potential security risk. This did make me smile, as I am not sure who would want to tamper with my pump, but it is worth noting; if you do get strange readings you are not expecting go and see your DSN. A security researcher who is diabetic has identified flaws that could allow an attacker to remotely control insulin pumps and alter the readouts of blood-sugar monitors. As a res...