Next up in our series on "mom-and-pop" diabetes shops is Jessica Floeh, who knows a thing or two about good design. As a type 1 diabetic and a student at Parsons The New School of Design, Jessica is mixing her love of design with her personal connection with diabetes. She's recently concocted Hanky Pancreas, a line of insulin pump accessories designed to make that unseemly bump a little more flattering and tasteful. Hanky Pancreas is…Read more »
Like Jessica over at A Sweet Life, I have to say that Crystal Bowersox is hands-down my favorite American Idol contestant this year, and not just because she has diabetes. She's just cool. She wears dreadlocks, and plays guitar. People call her "Mama Sox" because she has a one-year-old son. (They call her "Mama" and she's only freakin' 24 — geez!) Anyway, the girl can SING.
I mean she can sing like Janis Joplin —…
My husband loathes "Hallmark Holidays," but for some reason this year, I'm acutely aware of the approach of Mother's Day. Maybe it's because my seven-year-old is making a big surprise at school that's going to come in the mail very soon, and she can't stop talking about it.
Anyway, I've been thinking about the process of becoming a mother — not about the pregnancy itself, but about the "identity shift" that happens when you're suddenly…
Funny what you find when you clean out your closets. As I was sorting through some of the piles of diabetes-related materials in my office last week, I uncovered this cheery-looking little book called "My Life as a Pancreas" by Priscilla Call Essert:
Someone had sent it to me for review a while back, and I guess I set it aside thinking it was a kids' book. Luckily, this time I grabbed it for some…Read more »
I don't write much about food choices. But believe me, as a person with diabetes (and gluten intolerance), I struggle with them all the time. We PWDs are used to hearing the "generic" nutritional suggestions from our dietitians and CDEs: don't eat too much sugar, eat lots of veggies, drink water, etc. But what about something more concrete, as in: what are some specific good choices to put on your plate?
Today, Alenka Ravnik-List, a…Read more »