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Big payout, Gary Owens, chocolate, women’s mortality and more

Takeda Ordered to Pay $2.3 Million in Damages to Actos User

“More than 3,500 Actos suits have been consolidated before a federal judge in Louisiana for pretrial information exchanges. The company faces 4,500 more in state courts in places including Illinois, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, according to court records. The company faces its next trial in March in Wisconsin.”

— From Bloomberg

According to the Legal Examiner, Takeda was ordered to pay $1.3 million more in punitive damages.

Type 1 Women Have A 40% Greater Risk of Mortality than Men

And “and twice the excess risk of fatal and nonfatal vascular events, compared with men with type 1 diabetes.” From Australian research. — From Diabetes In Control

The Right Kind of Chocolate Can Be Good For You

Chocolate is my Vitamin “C.” — From Diabetes Insider

Gary Owens, radio and ‘Laugh-In’ announcer, dies

Owens was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 9. He died of complications of the disease.

“I overheard a doctor tell my parents he didn’t expect me to live past my teens,” Owens said in 1980 Los Angeles Times interview. “So from that time on I engaged in all kinds of one-upmanship to prove I was as good or better than anyone else.”

He died at 80.

— From the L.A. Times

And finally …

I wrote up the highest blood glucose reading I’ve ever recorded at TuDiabetes.org. Spoilers: I lived to write about it.

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