Shhhhhhhh! People suffering "Bagholders' Affective Disorder" have been reported to spontaeously combust when forced to face the truth!
What it "means" is that the original poster is suffering from something called "Bagholders Affective Disorder" which is characterized by denial and frequent self-delusion. Best thing to do is just give'em a cat toy or something to play with until it passes!
Wow! Insiders taking home somewhere north of of a MILLION bucks a year -- NOT including benefits, bonuses, hiring incentives, and perks -- actually parted with around 50 THOUSAND dollars to try and CON naieve investors into believing they're "bullish" on the company! I do beleve a big round of REALLY SLOW clapping is due!!!
Oh,look! A podiatrist BAGHOLDER pumping afrezza! I'm sooooooooo impressed! I'm sure diabetics all over the country will be too! HAW!
"Moawia M. Al-Tabakha"???? Ain't he one of them there ISIS dudes? You know, running around cutting heads off and all? Hmmmmm...aw, nawww...he's just another one of them A-rabs out there in the middle of the desert! What the heck does an A-rab know about afrezza?
Dang! That was long! What a waste of time, though! Did he say ANYTHING that wasn't already well known?
It's easier to simply download the unedited version and watch it. And what can I say but how embarrassingly stupid could anyone possibly be? Perhaps I should include embarrassingly ignorant of digestive physiology and sugar digestion.
First, why did he eat the ice cream? Ice cream -- presuming it was real ice cream -- has a high fat content which slows down emptying of the stomach.
Second, both coke and ice cream utilize sucrose (glucose linked to fructose) and/or fructose -- NOT glucose. Fructose is absorbed directly from the intestine and transported to the liver -- ONLY liver cells break down fructose. What happens in the liver is complicated, but the only thing relevant here is that the glycemic index of fructose is about 20 while sucrose is about 70 on a scale where glucose is 100.
Sucrose MUST be digested to be utilized. This involves the enzyme sucrase which is in the lining of the intestine.
The test in the video I downloaded lasted only 15 minutes. Given that the individual ate ice cream before the coke, in all likelihood, not a bit of his intake even reached the intestine, and, therefore, there is no surprise that his glucose didn't change.
A more intelligent test would have been to have chew 5 glucose tablets on an empty stomach every 5 minutes for at least 30 minutes and monitor glucose for an hour afterwards. Glucose absorption begins in the mouth and continues throughout the small intestine. I tried to link to a graph to show what happens, but yahoo, in its infinite stupidity, deletes the post when I do. So you'll have to take my word that even at fifteen minutes you STILL wouldn't see much absorption even of pure glucose.
The form 4 I'm looking at shows she purchased 4,000 shares at $2.89 and now owns a whopping 29,500 shares total. Well,considering that she earned about a HALF MILLION dollars in 2012 -- at which point she owned 28,000 shaes -- and for 2013:
Salary and Bonus $278,486
Option Awards $217,107
New Equity Grants $386,015
...I'm inclined to think she could afford to buy more than a MEASLY eleven GRAND worth of stock! You know what I mean?
"Evidence over many years..."??? Really? What was the LONGEST trial afrezza has undergone? Have any of them been more than a year? To ascertain the potential threat, you need thousands of people across a broad spectrum of society using it for 5-10 years minimum.
"That's THEIR WORDS"??? Well, after all, they needed SOME excuse!
"Is shareholder value something MNKD thinks about?"??? Oh, PLUEEEEEZE! The LAST thing on God's little green planet that ANY biotech management thinks about is "shareholder value"! They're too busy tracking down FREE money to help fund their fat salaries, benefits, bonuses, and perks!
"6 months to prepare the docs"??? Actually, they've had t least a DECADE to inform endos/PCPs what afrezza was about and establish whether there would be a demand for it.
If it's "billable" and docs are "mercenary," why would the docs "withhold" it?
"...expected bigger numbers"??? Really? Has MNKD and/or SNY EVER done any sort of diabetic consumer and/or endo/PCP survey to determine the REAL demand for afrezza? Or was it just "build it and they will come"? I suspect the latter. Unfortunately for MNKD investors, so far, very FEW are "coming."
You want to know what IS substantial? A 3000 patient study to prove the "real life" superiority of toujeo. THAT is "substantial." THAT is what you want to see for afrezza.
Until a pediatric trial is approved by the FDA and listed on the clinicaltrials website, MNKD/SNY are prohibited from recruiting for it. There is NO pediatric trial currently listed.
"...short sellers are beginning to sweat..."??? Jeez! If I hd a nickel for every time I heard that line used in reference to some beaten down stock, I could retire to Tahiti! With MNKD by now they've "sweated" so much they SURELY must be about to turn to DUST!!
Oh, brother, should have seen it coming:
"...a biotech company based in Danbury, said he will talk about two of the treatment areas chosen for the company’s next products in an earnings..."
Notice that he DOESN'T say he will talk about two "drugs" but about "two treatment areas"!
So DON'T expect any new product announcement, just more BS about all the benefits TS could have to neurology, pulmonary, etc.
"...can cover and go long..."??? Nooooo...I think I'll wait until you try posting your BS over on the tudiabetes board! I wonder how long they'd let you get away with it! They're not into "circlejerking"!
..."make north of 350,000"??? Or maybe they're just shysters that would screw their own grandmothers' to make a buck.
Hooray! Another PHONEY "update" from a PHONEY diabetic! I'm so happy! Don't forget to go over and post this on the MNKDCIRCLEJERK proboards!