Whats the Most Interesting Diabetes Story of 2009?


(DiabetesNewsHound) #1

Diabetes was in the news a lot in 2009, for both serious items and social items. From the list below, which story from 2009 do you find the most interesting?

Death by Insulin Pump (Aug. 26, 2009)

Trial for Type 1 Cure Picking Up Momentum (Sept. 25, 2009)

Get Diabetes, Go Broke (Sept. 18, 2009)

Swine Flu More Likely to Kill Diabetics (Aug. 21, 2009)

NFL’s Jay Cutler Releases Diabetes Webisodes (Oct. 9, 2009)

Controversial 'Hannah Montana' Diabetes Episode Finally Set to Air (Sept. 11, 2009)

Blogger to Wendy's: Your Diabetes Fundraising is Irresponsible (Sept. 16, 2009)

How Likely Are You to Pass on Diabetes to Your Kids? (Nov. 4, 2009)

Six New Diabetes Technologies Currently Under Development (Nov. 13, 2009)

Diabetes Etiquette for Non-Diabetics (Dec. 11, 2009)

Meet Max the Diabetes-Sniffing Dog (Sept. 9, 2009)


(MaDEvans) #2

http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/23/researchers-receive-grant-to-develop-color-changing-contacts-for/

In my opinion, the most interesting... but not necessarily the most important.  :)


(meme) #3

I am still reading-but I like the dog story and want that dog ! At the bottom of that page I read there are 700,000 people nationwide with type1--....................Mad Evens, thanks for that link-wow- New things coming !


(system) #4

I am a type one diabetic and I was stopping through Kansas City for business and stopped at a Subway Restaurant for lunch. I saw the guy taking out all of the bread out of the Sub for the guy in front of me. I asked him what he was doing and he said that they just launched a diabetic Menu. He told me that http://www.subwayscoopit.com   everything about this new wonderful menu for diabetics. Please tell everyone about this its seems like a very amazing opportunity for diabetics to have more choices in their diet.
Happy Holidays!
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(marps) #5

Neb. Boy, 6, Takes Wheel After Dad Faints

Boy Steers Until Police Can Halt Truck

POSTED: Friday, May 22, 2009
UPDATED: 11:26 am EDT May 22, 2009

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- A 6-year-old boy grabbed the wheel of his family's pickup truck when his father passed out from low blood sugar, keeping the vehicle from crashing until an officer could bring it to a halt, police said.

Tustin Mains was in the back seat with his 3-year-old brother Sunday when his father, Phillip Mains, slumped over at the wheel, the boy told police. The family had been driving home from a restaurant.

"I remember getting up to about the mall -- that was about 6:45," Mains told The North Platte Telegraph. "The next thing I remember was waking up to the officer and paramedics, and it was 8:15."

Tustin leapt into his father's lap so he could steer and see out the windshield. Mains' foot had slipped off the accelerator, but even at idle the Chevrolet Avalanche was going an estimated 10-15 mph, police said.

The kindergartner steered the truck several blocks, even turning around when he entered a neighborhood he didn't recognize, until he was spotted by police.

North Platte officer Roger Freeze ran up to the moving pickup, reached through an open window and rammed the gearshift into park.

Police Chief Martin Gutschenritter praised his officer and young Tustin.

"I will be issuing him a departmental citation for his quick, professional action on this case. That is also a very special young man. He was able to take quick action when his dad was incapacitated, and we are very proud of him, too," Gutschenritter said.

When he saw his dad "fall asleep," Tustin said, he got scared, then got another fright when Freeze appeared at the truck's window.

When Freeze abruptly stopped the pickup, Tustin said, "I was just happy."

Source: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/19537197/detail.html


(thebeatles909) #6

i like Diabetes Etiquette fo Non-Diabetics. all of it is SO true!


(meme) #7

 How Likely Are You to Pass on Diabetes to Your Kids..........Type 1 is more prevalent in colder climates....IS IT  ?.........The development of type1 diabetes in most people takes years......How many years are they talking about ??................... Diet was mentioned---is that for the mother or what the child was eating ???.........Does anyone know the age of the youngest person to get type1----or the oldest person to get d ??    We were in ICU with a baby with Type1 when my daughter first got d. How can a baby that has only been on this earth a short time get this except from the parent ?......Questions...