I wanted to take a few minutes today to introduce myself as the new assistant editor here at the ‘Mine. While I am not new to the diabetes community, some of you might not be as familiar with me as others and I wanted to make sure that we could all get to know each other.
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes nearly 17 years ago, on January 27, 1994 (funny how…
It’s been a while since we’ve visited our “Small But Mighty” series, profiling the many “Mom & Pop companies” run by PWDs for the good of the community. Today we talk with Ryan Brown, a 26-year-old from Tennessee who was dealt a surprising blow when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 25. Not not one to sit on his laurels (or sorrows), Ryan decided to use his graphic design talents to launch…Read more »
While blogs are hugely popular for sharing our day-to-day trials of living with diabetes, there’s also been a new crop of self-published books about the Big D making their way online in virtual stores, including Amazon. A recent title is Tales in the Insulin Vial, by Steve Beriault, a 58-year-old type 1 living in Canada.
Steve’s book is more of a collection of stories than a straightforward memoir. Some of those stories capture a true…
Talking to mainstream media about diabetes seems to be one of the biggest mysteries of life, does it not? When a big news story hits, we’re often faced with one perpetuated myth after another. For example, recent headlines screamed that the CDC is now speculating that 1 in 3 people in the US will have diabetes by 2050, but most stories didn’t specify that they meant type 2 diabetes exclusively. Big difference, right? Everyone from…Read more »
How do you explain to a young child with diabetes why her parents are hurting her with finger pricks and insulin injections every day? Hollywood producer Rocky Lang is one dad who struggled with that dilemma. In 2001, his ten-year-old daughter, Nikki, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She handled her diagnosis remarkably well. But then a short time later, Lara, his ex-wife’s daughter from her new marriage, was diagnosed with diabetes at only 18…Read more »