| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:54 PM
MannKind Corp. in Valencia is attempting to revolutionize the treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes with its first product: an inhaled form of insulin powder called Afrezza that would eliminate the need for most injections.
The company hopes to get...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - Do you know someone with diabetes? Pause a few seconds and think of those around you.
Maybe one or more of your relatives or friends have the disease. Maybe you have it, or maybe you don't know you have it.
In about 10 seconds, I could...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:07 PM
Roshawne Mackey walked into the Jordan Downs community center clutching a pink pamphlet from a funeral over the weekend, her face like stone.
Her niece had been 11 — a diabetic who wasn't given her insulin shots. The dozen or so women in the...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:12 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court appeared skeptical Wednesday of arguments that only licensed nurses may administer insulin injections and other medications to schoolchildren.
During a hearing, several justices on the state high court...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:03 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Schools may provide trained employees instead of licensed nurses to administer insulin injections and other medications to students, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday.
In a defeat for the California Nurses Assn.,...
| Nov 2, 2009
Most people with diabetes - 90 percent to 95 percent - have type 2, once called adult-onset diabetes, according to the National Institutes of Health. It is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes glucose. Unlike those with type 1,...
| Oct 20, 2010
A 42-year-old River Ridge woman is accused of trying to kill her 57-year-old mother by giving her repeated injections of insulin, even though she's not diabetic.
The Times-Picayune reports that Kelli Totorico Trapp was held on $55,000 bond after being...
| Nov 2, 2010
| 11:00 PM
Community Animal Network maintains many cats' vet treatments and medication through our "life program." This pro-quality life program encourages people to adopt those animals with special needs while removing the customary fear of "adopting a vet bill."...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 7:51 PM
Q: I have a question regarding prolonging life. My mom had a stroke and the doctor insisted she'd have pain without a feeding tube. I don't believe this is true. In any case, do I have a moral obligation to have a feeding tube inserted when there's no...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 6:50 PM
COSTA MESA — The way Jim Volz sees it, it's either in the genes or it isn't. It's all one big roll of the familial dice.
High cholesterol runs in his family. Even though his mother ate well all her life, she has to take pills for it. So on...
| Aug 16, 2010
Physicians hear a common refrain from patients with Type 2 diabetes: "Not the needle! Not yet. Give me three more months. I'll be good!" So they try with renewed vigor to control their disease without insulin through diet, exercise and oral medications....