Time to give thanks

Time to give thanks

This Thursday families will gather to eat themselves silly, watch some football and game plan for how to shop on Black Friday.  Although forgotten by many Thursday is also a day to give thanks, something not forgotten by Diabetic Investor. Therefore since we won’t be working on Thursday here is our list for what we ae thankful for:

  1. Dexcom (NASDAQ:DXCM) – we’ve said it many times because it’s true – Dexcom is the posterchild for how a diabetes device company should be run – thanks for showing that not only can it be done right but that stakeholders are handsomely rewarded when it’s done right
  2. Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) and Lilly (NYSE:LLY) although neither company would publicly admit it they are better off having each other around – thanks for having the ability to change
  3. The MannKind (NASDAQ:MNKD) Afrezza zealots – it may seem odd that Diabetic Investor wants to thank a group of people whose favorite hobby is finding new and creative ways to call me an idiot but these people are also very passionate about diabetes and while we may disagree with their views on MannKind or Afrezza we truly admire their passion.
  4. Bigfoot BioMedical, Tidepool and everyone else working on an artificial pancreas – just because we don’t see this as a commercially viable product that does not mean it should not be done – hoping that you are successful as we believe it will eventually help all patients with diabetes
  5. To our many friends in the diabetes blogosphere – you may not know jack about the business of diabetes but you do great work nonetheless keep it up
  6. Al Mann – yes we know we’ve given Al some grief but this man is a true giant and while MannKind may not be the legacy he had hoped it would be his many contributions to the diabetes world should not go unnoticed – hope you feel better soon
  7. Olivier, Serge and everyone at Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) – we have been writing Diabetic Investor for 20 some odd years and honestly never have we had better copy than what you have provided – can’t thank you enough
  8. To all the old school companies – Roche, Abbott (NYSE:ABT) and to some extent Johnson and Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) – thanks for making all this possible your day in the sun may be over but this wacky world would not have been possible with your contributions
  9. Google., Apple, Samsung  and the all the newcomers – welcome to this wacky world and thanks for making this wacky world interesting again – we know you’re going to repeat many of the mistakes of the past but your also going to forever change diabetes management
  10. To my kids both of whom are now engaged and soon to be married – thanks letting the old man tie his own shoes – told you I can do it

To our many and growing base of subscribers thanks for reading.

Finally there is one person I want to thank more than anyone as I could not do this without you –you may be pesky and picky but I am better because of you

Happy Thanksgiving One and All