Manny Hernandez's Blog – August 2007 Archive (22)

Diabetics More Prone to Hip Fractures

Great! This made my day... (it really didn't -I am just being a bit ironic here):

" Compared to the general population, people suffering from diabetes have a higher risk of fracturing their hip... To examine the relationship between

diabetes and fractures, researchers at Isfahan University of Medical

Sciences in Iran reviewed a total of 16 studies that included 836,941

adults and 139,531…

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 31, 2007 at 7:23am — No Comments

Insulin Grown in Plants Relieves Diabetes in Mice; UCF Study Holds Promise for Humans

I just read this... I can't believe it! I live a mile away from UCF!

"Capsules of insulin produced in genetically modified lettuce could hold the key to restoring the body's ability to produce insulin and

help millions of Americans who suffer from insulin-dependent diabetes,

according to University of Central Florida biomedical researchers.

Professor Henry Daniell's research team genetically engineered tobacco plants with the insulin gene and then administered freeze-dried…


Added by Manny Hernandez on August 30, 2007 at 11:30am — 1 Comment Passes 800 Members!!

The TuDiabetes family continues to grow: Aug. 29, 2007 we passed the 800 member mark.

Thanks to everyone in the community for your continued involvement and support: we all rock!!!

To 1,000 members and beyond, everyone!!!

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 29, 2007 at 6:09pm — No Comments

First Press Release

This took the help of a few people, most importantly my friend Kristin who offered some precious PR advice (something I know close to nothing about):

If you know any members of the media that you feel could be interested in writing about us or there are any local publications in your area that you feel… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 24, 2007 at 5:53am — No Comments

Video of in Noticias 22, Los Angeles

Here is the video of the segment about last week, in Noticias 22, Los Angeles:

(published with… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 21, 2007 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Tu Diabetes: Weekly Video Podcast, Episode #7

This was the week we passed the 700-member mark (Aug. 16). As of Aug. 18, we had 721 members.

TuDiabetes In The News

Aug. 13, and got mentioned in print and TV. In the morning, there was mention of TuDiabetes in the LA Times. In the evening, there was mention of EsTuDiabetes on channel 22 in Los… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 19, 2007 at 8:58pm — 2 Comments

Vote for

I know, I know... this is a shameless plug! Plus I know I don't stand a chance (nor should I) against the giants of the diabetes blogosphere (and beloved members of our community), such as Kerri Morrone, Bernard Farrell or Amy Tenderich (one of whom should win the Bloggers Choice… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 19, 2007 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

The Time for a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes is Right Now!

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 17, 2007 at 2:49pm — No Comments

"Made in China" Test Strips

The diabetic news spotlight today for diabetics in the US and Canada shone on the announcement of the arrest of the Chinese owner of a company that manufactured counterfeit test strips and pushed them to pharmacies in North America, as the New York Times and Marketplace… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 17, 2007 at 4:14am — No Comments

TuDiabetes Reaches 700 Members!!!!


Added by Manny Hernandez on August 16, 2007 at 12:13pm — 3 Comments

Win a Glucose Meter, Win an iPod NANO??

I can't deny it: when I read the news today, I was kinda excited, so I thought I'd share them with everyone in here.

Johnson & Johnson has launched a campaign starting today, running until November 30, inviting people to win one of 10,000 One Touch Ultra Mini glucose meters (seems to me you have a pretty decent chance to win) AND (drumroll, please!) among the winners (are you ready for this?)

100 of them will be selected at random to each receive an iPod…

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 16, 2007 at 3:38am — 5 Comments Mentioned in LA Times Article About Ning

I was welcoming our newest member this morning (who joins us from Holland) and noticed that he learned about TuDiabetes through an article on that was published on the LA Times.

So I googled "LA Times Ning" and what would be my surprise when I found that is mentioned in there:

"Ning, which means "peace" in Chinese, has spawned 86,000 social networks on topics such as TV shows…

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 14, 2007 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Bienvenidos a

This week's podcast didn't happen in favor of this welcome message for the Spanish version of TuDiabetes:

Besides the fact that we're VERY CLOSE TO 700 members, I want to post a piece of news that I am sure will make many members happy: later this week, we will be opening up a Chat Room for members… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 12, 2007 at 7:02pm — No Comments

When You’re a Parent With Diabetes: Book Review

Debunking the myths of parenting with diabetes

Kathryn Gregorio Palmer knows diabetes. She has lived with it since age 18. Her husband also has type 1 diabetes and they have two healthy young boys. So, when you read so much about the risks of parenting among diabetics, you can't help but think they may be on to something that all of us diabetics can learn from.

In writing …

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 11, 2007 at 8:15am — 2 Comments Habla Español

The official Spanish version of is now live!!

You can visit it and join at

Even if you are a member of, if you wish to join, you need to register again, since they are two independent communities (although they share the same name, etc.)

You will also find a link at the top left of both sites, allowing…

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 7, 2007 at 7:47am — No Comments

Guilty as charged or The Numbers Never Lie

I admit it: I have not exercised enough lately. I was sending in my numbers report as part of The OC New Me Challenge, and my average for the past 4 weeks was 147 (I knew this, because I use SugarStats, so it wasn't quite a surprise).

Carb intake has been similar. Insulin use has been comparable: so what changed? Besides having worked a LOT in the past month, I have not exercised enough, and boy does it… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 7, 2007 at 4:07am — 4 Comments

Stephen Covey on Diabetes

I was very excited to find out today (I actually read it on Bernard's blog) about the publishing of the booklet, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® with Diabetes,

written by Covey in collaboration with the American Association of

Diabetes Educators (AADE) and with support from Bayer Diabetes Care.

I have been a longtime follower of the 7 Habits methodology, so this was… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 3, 2007 at 4:22pm — 3 Comments

What is wrong with US Insurance Companies?

I got a prescription from my endo for 7 tests a day (I asked for it, it didn't come naturally, I must clarify). I had the pharmacy (I go through Liberty Medical) put the order and the insurance company (United Healthcare) said they could not process more than 4 strips per day for orders served through regular pharmacies -what is wrong with this picture?

I mean, isn't it in their best interest to have me test as often as I can, so as to maintain better control? Why on earth would it… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 3, 2007 at 4:39am — 8 Comments

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