This is our first in a series of interviews with the 10 winners of the 2012 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest, who were announced back in June. If you’re at all interested in how diabetes technology might best address the real-world issues we PWDs (people with diabetes) face, then you should really hear what Shara Bialo has to say! This 28-year-old from Rhode Island has been living with type 1 since age 9, and as a…Read more »
Our friend and fellow D-blogger Beatriz Dominguez lives near Chicago, where she works as Assistant to the Chair of Medical Laboratory Technology at Oakton Community College. But that’s just her day job. Beatriz grew up in Colombia and witnessed the effects of type 2 diabetes on her father. Beatriz was passionate about diabetes long before she was even diagnosed. Since her diagnosis, Beatriz has become a well-known type 2 blogger, attended the Roche Social Media…Read more »
We’ve been traveling the world for the past year, bringing you different perspectives on life with diabetes with our Global DiabetesSeries. This month, we’d like to introduce you to Mila Ferrer, who lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with her husband and three sons. Puerto Rico is closely tied to the U.S., as it is a commonwealth, but it is also distinctly different.
Currently working as Director of Operations for Fundación Dulces Guerreros, an organization…Read more »
We all know that teenager-hood with diabetes can be extremely challenging. Also for the parents, of course. And if your teen is anything like I was, the phrase, “You just don’t understand!” is regularly heard around the home. As a parent, you probably feel like your teen doesn’t understand either! That’s why Brad Lowder, a Northern California-based real estate agent with a strong background in media and advertising, created 1SweetLife — an online community just…Read more »
One day last week my phone rang. It was a number I didn’t recognize, so I let it go to voice mail.
The caller left a message, and a few minutes later I keyed up my messages to listen: Medtronic was calling for me, mentioning my name specifically. They were calling on a U.S. holiday, no less — the 4th of July — because of an apparent question I had about one of the devices…