Although many people with diabetes tend to think just in terms of our own community, PWDs are actually part of a much larger community of folks with chronic illnesses; we are residents of the “Kingdom of the Sick,” a term coined by cancer patient and writer Susan Sontag. That’s also the title of a new book being released tomorrow, In the Kingdom of the Sick, written by Bostonian and college science writing professor Laurie Edwards.…Read more »
Did you know the DiabetesMine team were secret artists, painting masterpieces with our lancets in our garage studios by night?
Yeah… April Fool’s! Actually we’ve got, well… close to zilch artistic ability.
But our new friend Cathy Leamy in the Boston area is one of those people who REALLY has talent, and is using her comic-creating capabilities to raise awareness on important healthcare topics.
Cathy tells us she’s been doing comics and cartoons for most…
Remember those fun educational toys from the past like Legos, Lincoln Logs and Speak & Spell, that not only were cool to play with but also taught us something?
Well soon enough, we PWDs may have one of our own: the new Hemoglobin A1C action figure!
Wait… a toy HbA1C?! Yep, you read that right. There could soon be a toy based on the three-month average test that those of us in the Diabetes Community…
This month’s Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) Blog Carnival asks our community to stretch our imaginations, in order to address one of their funnest queries yet:
Disney just gave you funding to create a character with diabetes. What type of character would you create? What would your character’s message be?
Let me start by saying that my wife and I are huge Disney fans. OK, that me rephrase that: Suzi’s love for all-things Disney has…Read more »
We continue traveling the globe to bring you accounts of living with diabetes in various countries for our Global Diabetes series. This month, we’re happy to introduce two bubbly gals from the Netherlands (which Americans like to call Holland), Annelieke Overbeeke and Jonna Verdel — who were introduced to us via the International Diabetes Federation Young Leaders Program.
Annelieke, age 21, is studying nutrition and health at Wageningen University in the city by that name,…