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Insulet celebrates Diabetes Awareness month

November 4, 2021HME News Staff

ACTON, Mass. – Insulet, maker of the Omnipod, will virtually ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq Stock Market on Nov. 15, as part of its planned activities to recognize Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day during the month of November. “We are passionate about improving the lives of people with diabetes and at Insulet we strive to make Pod therapy universally accessible to anyone requiring daily insulin,” said Shacey Petrovic, president and CEO. “With over 400 million...

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Ascensia launches World Diabetes Day video campaign

November 13, 2020HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland - Ascensia Diabetes Care is launching a series of videos in honor of World Diabetes Day 2020, Nov. 14. This year's theme established by the International Diabetes Foundation, is Nurses Make the Difference. In the videos, people with diabetes write letters to their nurse expressing their appreciation for their guidance and support in managing diabetes. “According to the IDF, around 9% of the world's adult population has diabetes, many of whom primarily self-manage...

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Congratulations! You made it out of bed this morning!

November 14, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

"What's the congratulations for?" my coworker, Jo, asked me this morning. "What congratulations?" "Didn't I just hear Heather say 'congratulations?'" "She may have said 'congratulations' (personally, I don't think she did) but it wasn't to me," I said. "And now I feel bad. I want someone to congratulate me for something." But as I was tooling around on twitter for blog inspiration, I did find a congratulations of sorts. Today is World Diabetes Day (insert awareness comments here). @gingerviera tweeted,...

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World Diabetes Day and a history lesson

November 14, 2011Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

If you ask people what the greatest invention of the 20th century was, you'll get a host of answers: the Internet, cell phones, White Out. If you asked me for my vote, insulin would win, finger-pricked hands down. It still amazes me that, had I been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes a mere two or three generations earlier, the outcome would have been a lot different. Had I even survived the diagnosis, I would have faced a very miserable, short life following what amounts to a starvation diet (butter...

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Go Blue for diabetes

November 13, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day.  Have you ever heard of it? It started in 1991 as a way to,  you guessed it, raise awareness about diabetes. The date, Nov. 14, was chosen because it is the birth date of Sir Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin, which I personally think is one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century. The International Diabetes Federation, which created World Diabetes Day, issued a Blue Monument Challenge this year. More than 800 monuments will light up in blue....

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