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Y'all Want To Attend MedX? Take a Gander!

© 2014 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com

I’ll be attending Medicine X this year as an ePatient Scholar Delegate and I’m really looking forward to it. But many other people are unable to physically attend the conference and, once again this year, the organizers are doing something about that. It’s virtual, y’all!

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The Future is Now

© 2014 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com

Back in the day, the demographics of type 1 diabetes were pretty simple. Kids got it and their parents cared for them. Once they grew up, they tended to drop from the radar screen of society as they went to college, got married, [...]

Patients Are A Distraction, A Sideshow

© 2013 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com

Recently, I was bemoaning the fact that while the first conference specifically addressing diabetes and depression was a good start, there really wasn’t a significant patient presence (not to mention we only learned of it about 4 days before the event). Lot’s of [...]

Is It Any Wonder People Don’t Trust Pharma?

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There is a brutal truth in pharma… Pharma companies exist to make money. End of story. Many people have expressed similar sentiment I’m sure, but I recently received a press release that put the situation into the spotlight for me and the diabetes community… and believe me, pharma really should have hit makeup before [...]

I Can’t Find The Word For This Type Of ‘-ism’ Or ‘-ist’

And it’s not from a lack of trying, the word simply doesn’t exist. Maybe there’s been no need for it, a word to describe a concept that is imbedded in societies around the world. Maybe it simply hasn’t risen to the level where society will take notice. Except, I believe, it has.

Let’s look at [...]