Friday, May 11, 2007

Doug Burns Update

From Diabetes Health:
Update On Mr. Universe: Doug Burns Arraigned in Court:

The District Attorney asserts that based upon current evidence, Doug was not in an altered mental state due to low blood sugar, although Doug has reportedly submitted substantial medical documentation to the contrary.

I'm going to watch this very closely. Why? In the past, it has been my experience that emergency and law enforcement officials usually don't know how to treat insulin dependent diabetics properly. They are not trained appropriately.

My hunch: I have a feeling the DA has 'hired' endocrinologists who claim Mr. Burns was just fine during this whole ordeal. Either that or there is something to Mr. Burns' character that I'm unaware of. Either case, this event could've been handled differently.

There's more to come...

Friday, May 04, 2007

Betty Adamski Schunke: Inspiration For All Diabetics

From Diabetes Health:

After All These Years: Betty Adamski Schunke Recalls Diabetes Icons

In her early twenties, Betty worked as a nurse at Camp Joslin for boys. There she met Dr. Best, famed co-discoverer of insulin. A friend of Dr. Joslin, he’d come to the camp to help celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. “The thing that impressed me most about him,” says Betty, “was that he was just a very down-to-earth person, and he was so excited to see the boys living in a relatively healthy way. He commented over and over again how special that was to him, to see all these boys having fun. And I kept thinking, but it’s thanks to you and your work with Dr. Banting that these boys are here. How do I say thank you to a man who basically gave me life?”