In a new angle on a diabetes book (or is it?) longtime type 1 PWD and registered nurse Rita Girouard Mertig has published a new guide-to-living-with-D book called, “What Nurses Know… Diabetes: the Answers You Need from the People You Trust.” Somehow the publisher found me and sent me a review copy – surprising in this case because this author seems to be oblivious to the patient/online community. But I’ll get to that in a…Read more »
Welcome to the premiere edition of the DiabetesMine Sunday Funnies, featuring the work of fantastic D-artist Haidee Merritt (and occasionally some other stuff). Read about our full new Weekend Edition here.
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You asked for it, you got it! OK, maybe it was mostly our idea… but we think you’re going to like it:
Say hello to our spicy new brand of diabetes advice column we’re calling Ask D’Mine. This series will be hosted by my good friend, veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois — with occasional input from Allison and myself.
“Need help navigating life with diabetes? Email us at AskDMine@diabetesmine.com“
Although I was diagnosed at age 8, I spent most of my childhood pretty much oblivious to diabetes advocacy. My family raised money for the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, but that was it. Only in high school did I become more aware of the devastating impact that diabetes has on people. I applied to be a JDRF Children’s Congress delegate at age 15, and in June 2001, my mother and I traveled to Washington,…Read more »
This weekend, I was honored to be a part of a group of bloggers heading to Washington, DC, to be part of JDRF’s Government Day — actually a four-day event that is “part training session, part research update, part networking opportunity, and part celebration of our JDRF’s Advocacy Program.”
I was there along with active online advocates Mike Hoskins, Scott Johnson, Kelly Kunik, Kelly Rawlings, Cherise Shockley, Scott Strange, Kerri Sparling, and Kim from Texting…