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quotable quotes - January 2011

Published: 1/31/11
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on continuous glucose monitoring

"If diabetes is a daily battle, continuous glucose monitoring changes the terms of engagement. It forces patients to be more involved, more vigilant, more attuned to the vagaries of glucose levels and to their own bodies…The constant demands of this technology impel its users to improved control, but those very demands can also turn people away."
James S. Hirsch, in his Logbook column for this month’s diaTribe issue.

on where the obesity epidemic is taking us

"By now you know that obesity is killing us as individuals and bankrupting us as a nation..."
diaTribe Editor in Chief Kelly Close at the FDA Advisory Panel for Orexigen’s weight loss drug candidate Contrave, underscoring the need for additional tools to treat and halt the growing obesity epidemic (late December, 2010).

on walking the walk...

"Finally after a very, very long time, JDRF has at the helm someone who knows where we live."
Jeff Hitchcock, founder and president, Children with Diabetes.

on managing diabetes with new mobile health technology

@PracticalWisdom: RT: Would love to have my MD "bump" my lab results, etc to my iPhone during visit. <-Me too! #HCSM
A tweet on the potential power and convenience of mobile health in diabetes management from an individual with diabetes on Twitter’s Healthcare Communications and Social Media page.

Editor’s note: the Healthcare Communications and Social Media page holds global chats about health care topics, including diabetes, every Sunday night at 6 PM PST, led by Dana Lewis (@danamlewis). Click here to visit the page.

on the cost effectiveness of mobile health technology

@susangiurleo: Food for thought: As face-to-face health care gets more expensive, it will be cheaper for people to access med info via mobile. #HCSM
A tweet on the cost effectiveness of mobile health technology in the face of ever rising healthcare costs.

Editor’s note: the Healthcare Communications and Social Media page holds global chats about health care topics, including diabetes, every Sunday night at 6 PM PST, led by Dana Lewis (@danamlewis). Click here to visit the page.

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