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Diabetes Bites Newsletter

IDS Trivia Time: April 2018


Congrats to Hilary Bonta, an English Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, T1 for 29 years and mom of a T1 teen. 

Hilary was the first to correctly answer last month’s trivia question:  What organization, public or private, provides the most funding for diabetes research? 

Answer:  The US National Institutes of Health (NIH).  More specifically that National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) allocates most of its nearly $1.5 billion annual budget to diabetes.  This includes $150 million through the “Special Diabetes Program,” a unique appropriation that supports research on the prevention and cure of type 1 diabetes and its complications.  Organizations such as JDRF and ADA play a crucial role in lobbying the federal government to continue and increase this essential funding, so contact your local branches to find out how you can support them in their efforts.


As the saying goes, there’s more than one way to cover a potato.  OK, I’m the only one who says that.  Nevertheless, how many different categories (not brands) of bolus / mealtime insulin are there?

The first person to correctly name all the categories wins their choice of book from our online or in-office store.

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