Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

January 23rd, 2020 - 1:06 pm § in The Ave Scene


I may be a bit unusual as a diabetes patient. I am 78 year old, MD PhD and a Professor. I am also a type II diabetic who is grateful for my DEXCOM glucose monitor, But, in my state, Washington, that pretty much means having to buy the DEXCOM G6 from a “medical Device Provider” […][...]

May 7th, 2019 - 10:36 am § in Misc.


Seven to eight million Americans take insulin.  Current prices in the US are ten times higher than in Canada.  It seems to me that insulin is a really good candidate for a socialist solution. For a few $$$, the government could offer an alternative source. The companies, faced with that, would ha[...]

April 10th, 2019 - 10:59 pm § in Misc.

Why DOES insulin cost 20 times more then it did 20 years ago?


February 23rd, 2019 - 1:08 pm § in Hypocrisy


THE ONLY APPROVED PROVIDER FOR MY DIABETES SENSORS IS BYRAM THIS IS THEIR MESSAGE TODAY: Byram is a major pain in the ass.  Somehow they have gotten to be the sole vendor for DEXCOM in WA state.  They provide zero support. Have a website designed by retired KGB officers and think HIPAA is a the [&[...]

November 7th, 2018 - 8:52 am § in The Ave Scene

Why I voted against the soda tax

Mike James, a former KING TV anchor and a friend on FB castigated me because, according to him, the support for the initiative overturning the tax came from the over wealthy soda pop industry. I agree corporate self interest in our society is an evil … BUT .. that does not mean the industry po[...]

May 28th, 2018 - 12:15 am § in Misc.

Can Childhood Onset Diabetes Be Prevented by a Vaccine?

Diabetes Vaccine Entering Clinical Trials Next Year This seems miraculous. Childhood diabetes, also called type 1, results when people with a specific type of receptor on their islets cells are infected with a virus.  That virus is specific receptor and initiates an immune process that destroys the[...]

May 20th, 2016 - 1:38 pm § in Misc.

The insulin racket

Break Up the Insulin Racket Too many Americans with diabetes can’t afford their medication.[...]

January 27th, 2016 - 10:17 am § in Misc.

US Health Care Sustem Threatens Diabetics … Your Life or Your Money

Diabetics have no choice; if we can not  obtain insulin, we die. YES, I AM A DIABETIC. My drug store costs, despite having very good insurance, is hundreds of dollars each month.  If I were living on Social Security and Medicare, I would not be able to treat my disease and would die. Insulin [...]

March 10th, 2014 - 4:27 am § in America

DIC … the D is for diabetes and the industrial complex.

The Diabetes-Industrial Complex As with the companies that profit from the “military industrial complex,” companies like  Novo Nordisk,  Amylin Pharmaceuticals,  Eli Lilly and  Johnson & Johnson com are only the biggest and most visible parts of the vast “diabetes ind[...]

December 16th, 2013 - 8:15 am § in Misc.

What happened to HIPAA? .. Throwing medical records in the garbage?

 How My Diabetes Became Public Knowledge, All physicians know that patient data is confidential … Unfortunately lawyers and businessmen are less bound by morality and I get a lot of calls from companies knowing that I have diabetes, As a medical school professor, I am required to take onerous[...]