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Last week, I shared the first part of my interview with writer and entrepreneur Greer Wylder, the executive producer on an upcoming film, The Human Trial: The Quest to Cure Diabetes. In the second part, Wylder discusses the misunderstandings about diabetes and how she tries to correct them.

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Greer Wylder founded Greer’s OC, which began as a daily tip sheet for foodies and fashion hunters looking to stay ahead of the what’s current in the ever changing world of Southern California retail. Now she's using that platform to reach new audiences with her other passion: curing type 1 diabetes.

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The Croakey Register of Influencers in Public Health will document ties between corporations and the public health officials and programs they seek to influence. Will you help us?

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Valerie Ruelas is the Director of the Community Diabetes Initiatives of the University of Southern California and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles managing the program‚s research grants and projects. Ms. Ruelas has received a grant from the California Community Foundation and worked with the South Los Angeles community to establish a farmers market in Watts and developed a promotora program to assist in the Hubert Humphrey Health Center‚s diabetes program ˆ a sister clinic of the Roybal Health Center.

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It can be tough to remind a young diabetic to check their blood sugar 12 times a day, so drug maker Bayer has developed a new game to make the measurement less of a drag.

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The world’s best-selling drugs lower cholesterol, reduce heartburn and treat depression. Pharmaceutical companies rake in tens of billions of dollars a year (Lipitor alone brought in $13.6 billion in global sales in 2006) by reaching millions of patients in the and others abroad. Meanwhile, patients with rare diseases and lesser known conditions wait on better treatments as companies find ways to make a profit on their drugs.

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