People with diabetes are living longer and healthier lives than ever. The life expectancy for PWDs has dramatically increased through the years (yay!), but that doesn’t mean that diabetes gets any easier. In fact, as the well-respected endocrinologist and person with diabetes (PWD) himself Dr. Irl Hirsch put it at a conference earlier this year: we’re seeing more “geriatric PWDs” these days and that presents a new host of issues that endocrinologists and patients traditionally…Read more »
This is the third in our series of interviews with the 10 winners of the 2012 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest, who were announced back in June. This winner brings with her not only great innovation ideas for diabetes devices, but a unique perspective from the Pacific Islander minority community that’s so affected by type 2.
Ivoni Nash, who lives in Utah, tells us what it’s like for those in this minority community, and how diabetes…Read more »
Quick, name the movie!
“Drink your juice, Shelby!”
“Don’t talk about me like I’m not here!”
Those two lines are likely what’s burned into any PWD’s brain who saw… you guessed it! (if you read the post title)… the movie Steel Magnolias.
It’s the film in which Julia Roberts plays Shelby, a young woman with type 1 and dealing with family stresses in the U.S. South. There’s the famous scene in the beauty parlor, where…
In the second in our series of interviews with the 10 winners of the DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest that were announced in June, we’re chatting with a Philadelphia woman who wants to see more integration and feedback factored into diabetes software. Jana Beck is currently finishing a Ph.D. in linguistics and certainly knows her stuff on the patient side, as she was diagnosed almost a decade ago. That came across in her winning video for…Read more »
Our Diabetes Community is getting a bolus designed to strengthen our advocacy, education and support for people with diabetes across the United States.
Today, the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) announced the nine winners of its inaugural Seeds Grant Program, a project funding initiative that we introduced you to back in March as a means to foster brilliant ideas in the community and strengthen projects already underway to improve the lives of people with diabetes (PWDs).…