Since I got Type 1 diabetes at the ripe old age of 30+, I never had the experience of "leaving the nest" with the Big D. So I recently asked fellow blogger and advocate Allison Blass what that was like: Did your parents fall apart? Were you scared to death, or more elated? What she came back with was actually more of a practical nature: the top tips she wished she'd known at the time.…Read more »
It's not every day that you pick up a diabetes book with an ice cream cone on the cover — or two, actually! (OK, one is squashed) But the new book by fellow Type 1 D-writer and advocate Riva Greenberg is something different in many ways.
There are numerous books that aim to dispel myths about diabetes, of course. But Riva's "50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths That…
Happy Fourth of July Weekend, Everyone!
In light of yesterday's post, I felt I should offer some sort of assistance in dealing with the inevitable onslaught of food this holiday weekend. This information is adapted from a great piece by John Crowley, my co-host over at DiabeticConnect, and applies to just about any big-food holiday (aren't they all?).
Here are John's tips for getting through the day:
Start the Day Right
Every family has its…
Our brains are obviously hard-wired to love food. For many years, scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of why we go all ga-ga over fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, for example. If we could figure out — and even control — the neuroscience of appetite, just imagine what that would do for combating obesity, and for living with diabetes!
I bring this up because it's been on my mind since last month's annual ADA…
I'm taking a cue from my buddy Scott Johnson and other bloggers, and enjoying a look back at what I was on about here a few years ago, via the WayBack Machine. Here's what DiabetesMine roughly looked like back in 2005. Wow!
In the process, I stumbled on the following post, from April 2005, that seemed worth re-hashing: It's still a double-whammy pain in the ass, every day of my life!!
Free Gifts with…Read more »