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How Eli Lilly Makes Its Money

By Greg McFarlane | August 7, 2015 10:59 AM EDT Eli Lilly & Co. ( LLY ), named after its founder, a Union Army colonel who fought in the Civil War, is the oldest major pharmaceutical company in the country. Decades before Americans began takingmedicinefor everyreal and perceived ailment,Eli Lilly & Co. was at the forefront of the industry. The company was the first to sell penicillin, insulin, and the polio vaccine, back when taking medication was more often than not a matter of life and death. Keeping pace with American culture, Eli Lilly has recently become more specialized,offering Prozac to the depressed, Cialis to the underperforming, and methadone to the hopped-up. (For related reading, see: Pharmaceutical vs. Biotech Investing: Worth the Risk? ) In 2014, Eli Lillys revenue and profit numbers fell at a speed rare among companies of its magnitude. Revenue sank 15% while profits were cut in half. Yet its stock price kept rising and now sits at a 10-year zenith (when adjusted for inflation). Even though CEO John Lechleiter called 2014 the toughest year in the companys 140-year history, its stock continues to soar. How doesa companys profits fall so fast when it makes some of th Continue reading >>

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  1. t1wayne

    In light of some recent complaints about "alphabet soup" and gobbledegook in our posts, I put together the following listing of some of the most commonly used abbreviations on these boards. I'm sure I'm missing some, but it's pretty extensive, and alphabetized for quick look-up. For explanations/descriptions, see the main page of the ADA site, go to Diabetes Basics, and look up Common Terms. Most of the diabetes terms are explained there. Also, at the top of the Type 1 board, in the "pink sticky" section, there is a post titled Terms, Abbreviations and Tips, which explains many of these.


    A1C
    Abbreviation of HbA1C (glycosylated haemoglobin %)
    AARDA
    American Autoimmune Related Diseases Assn
    ADA
    American Diabetes Association
    AGEs
    Advanced Glycosylation End products
    BG
    Blood Glucose
    BMI
    Body Mass Index
    BP
    Blood Pressure
    BS
    Blood Sugar
    BUN
    Blood Urea Nitrogen
    Carb
    Carbohydrate, aka starch
    CB
    Correction Bolus
    CDE
    Certified Diabetes Educator
    CDL
    Commercial Drivers License
    CGM
    Continuous Glucose Monitor
    DCCT
    Diabetes Control and Complications Trial
    DKA
    Diabetic KetoAcidosis
    DM
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Dx
    Diagnosis
    Dxd
    Diagnosed
    FBG
    Fasting Blood Glucose
    FBS
    Fasting Blood Sugar
    FDA
    Food and Drug Administration (USA)
    G
    Grams
    GADA
    Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Autoantibodies
    HbA1C
    Abbreviation for glycosylated haemoglobin %
    HLA
    Human Leukocyte Antigens
    I:C
    Insulin to Carbohydrate Ratio
    IA2A
    Insulinoma Associated 2 Autoantibodies
    IAA
    Insulin AutoAntibodies
    ICA
    Isletcell Cytoplasmic Autoantibodies
    IDDM
    Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
    IDK
    I Don't Know
    IFG
    Impaired Fasting Glucose
    IGT
    Impaired Glucose Tolerance
    JDRF
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    LADA
    Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults
    LOL
    Laughing Out Loud
    MDI
    Multiple Daily Injections
    MG
    milligrams
    Mg/Dl
    Milligrams per Decilitre
    Mmol
    Millimoles per Litre
    mmol/L
    Millimoles per Litre
    MODY
    Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young
    NDIC
    National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
    NIDDK
    Nat'l Inst of Diabetic & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
    NIDDM
    Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes
    NIH
    National Institutes of Health (USA)
    NKDEP
    National Kidney Disease Education Program
    NPH
    Neutral Protamine Hagedorn Insulin
    NSAID
    Non-Steroidal AntiInflammatory Drug
    OGTT
    Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
    OP
    Original Poster
    OT
    Off Topic
    OTC
    Over The Counter
    PAD
    Peripheral Artery Disease
    PAP
    Prescription Assistance Program
    PVD
    Peripheral Vascular Disease
    ROFLMAO
    Rolling On Floor Laughing My @$$ Off
    T1
    Type One DM (aka Juvenile & Brittle)
    T1.5
    LADA
    T2
    Type Two DM (aka Maturity Onset)
    TDD
    Total Daily Dose
    YDMV
    Your Diabetes May Vary

    YMMV
    Your Mileage May Vary

  2. Pam01

    This is great. Can you also add it to the thread above (Terms, tips...) ? Thanks!!

  3. trisha01

    *** To everyone, any CGM / Pump stuff, and also Insulin info, is best left to those that actually use them (and or the parents/guardians etc.), to answer questions. ***
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    Additional to Sidenote to new members....Now that we have badges to show under our names, please consider editing your profile, to show which type of diabetes you have. There are a few choices from which to choose. Check all that are applicable. If there is a save button, be sure to hit that one as well.

    I am a retired Trauma Radiographer...Level II Trauma Centers
    Sidenote to new members....please put which type of diabetes you have, in your signature area. T1's and T2's cross post on these forums, and it is imperative that we all know which type diabetes, that one has. This is so that no misinformation is given to anyone. Type 1 and Type 2 are two totally absolute different diseases with different causes, thus making self-management, very different. Thank you!, and welcome to the forums.

    Currently using Minimed CGM, & MDI's
    All brittle means, is that one has great fluctuations, which is pretty much hallmark for Type 1's. Some more so than others. - me
    First light brings a new day, new hope, new wisdom, and a chance to start fresh again. - me
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    No matter how much we all want to have total control, ... sometimes ... we need to relinquish control ... to go forward. - me

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