quotable quotes - December 2010
on blood glucose monitoring
"I don’t think people should ever stop checking their [blood] glucose levels. The question is how often."
-Martin Abrahamson, MBBS (Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA) responding to an audience member’s question on when individuals with diabetes could stop checking their blood glucose levels at this year’s Pri-Med East conference in Boston in November.
on GLP-1 agonists
"GLP-1 agonists should be referred to as the secretagogues of the 21st century."
-James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD (Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA) sharing his enthusiasm for this type 2 diabetes drug class and the progress the scientific and medical communities have made in anti-diabetic therapy at this year’s Pri-Med East conference in Boston.
on insulin pumps
"Anyone with diabetes is a candidate for insulin pumps... why live in a cave for three months before you move to the mansion?"
-Joseph M. Tiabaldi, MD (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY) praising the use of insulin pumps for individuals with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes at this year’s Pri-Med East conference in Boston.