Wil Dubois (aka Lee) is a fabulous resource. He's a D-blogger, diabetes educator himself, and author of a bunch of very cool and down-to-earth informative books about living with diabetes. However, his experience with his publisher was the same as ours: Not enough marketing! Not enough help getting these useful books into patients' hands! So Wil has decided to go rogue, by offering his Taming the Tiger book, a tiny pocket first-year survival guide for…Read more »
Earlier this year, I previewed TCOYD's new Extreme Diabetes Makeover program, giving seven lucky PWDs struggling with their diabetes management the chance at a full revamp of their care. Viewers can watch the process unfold in this first-ever reality series on diabetes (airing online) that “delves into the challenges, time and persistence that go into managing diabetes and helps to validate the multiple emotional and physical barriers that people with the disease must face day…Read more »
Pricking our fingers multiple times a day isn't exactly something most of us get excited about, but I've discovered that some folks out there do get excited about the lancing device they use. While most of us use the lancer that came for free with our meter (i.e. we don't give it much thought), there are a couple of brand-name models that really seem to get people talking. They are the ACCU-CHEK Mutliclix from Roche…Read more »
Ever wonder what happened to the winning entries in the DiabetesMine Design Challenge? In many cases, the entrants went on to get good jobs in the diabetes industry or related fields. But what about their actual design concepts coming to fruition?
I was thrilled to be contacted recently by the winners of last year's Most Creative Concept category, a newly formed student group at Northwestern University called Design for America. The group is multidisciplinary, including…
Nick Jonas. Just whisper his name and you can hear girls screaming across the country, no? With their worldwide music tours, Disney channel TV series, and now making movies, this 18-year-old singer and his two brothers have officially become Larger Than Life.
Nick, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October 2005, has chosen to devote much of his fame to raising awareness about diabetes. Thanks to the good folks at DiabeticConnect.com and Bayer…