As you know, I’m back from my annual summer vacation in Germany, and that means one thing — back to school for my kids! But it’s also back to school for thousands of children with diabetes. The process of getting a kid situated for school is a daunting task for any parent. There are school supplies to buy, clothes to argue over, and for kids with diabetes, a sit-down with the school staff to figure…Read more »
You have to love Dr. William Polonsky. He’s the author of Diabetes Burnout, and founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute in San Diego, CA. He’s also one of the smartest and most empathetic people you’d ever hope to meet. And he seems to “get” life with diabetes like no other non-diabetic ever has. Today, some insights from his treasure trove.
A Guest Post by Bill Polonsky, PhD, CDE
Managing diabetes effectively means you must do…
Several years ago, the American Diabetes Association decided to create a new position called the National Youth Advocate, which would give one lucky teen the chance to meet with Senators and Representatives and travel to summer camps to inspire young kids to get involved in diabetes research and awareness. It’s similar to the JDRF Children’s Congress concept, except for the fact that it’s just one kid for a whole year. This year, Christian Stokes, an…Read more »
Who recognizes the name Lyrehca from the blog Managing the Sweetness Within, chronicling one woman’s efforts to get and stay pregnant while dealing with her lifelong type 1 diabetes? Yes, you guessed it: Lyrehca is coming out of the closet as herself, Cheryl Alkon, now-author of the forthcoming book Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby. Today, Lyrehca (er, Cheryl) shares a brief version of her story, and some don’t-miss tips on diabetes…Read more »
It was a VERY long day, traveling from San Francisco to Indianapolis for the Diabetes Social Media Summit. And it started out pretty hectic, too, what with waking up just after 4am, and with SFO crazy-crowded before 5am. I barely made it through security in time to catch my first flight, so grabbed the quickest gluten-free breakfast choice I could find: the one most people think is “healthy” but shot my sugars into the 300′s…Read more »