With the fiscal year ending on Friday, it’s time to make any last minute tax-deductible donations. Fortunately, the diabetes community is not short on non-profit organizations dedicated to educating, assisting, and eventually curing people with diabetes. The most visible organizations are, of course, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. But there are many others worthy of your philanthropic consideration. Here’s a list of a few great D-causes where you might possibly…Read more »
It doesn’t seem possible. In this day and age, with all the advanced medicines and devices, the diligent attention so many of us pay to our glucose control and that of our diabetic children… How can a healthy, happy child with diabetes, seemingly in such good control, simply pass away in her sleep without a peep or a warning sign that might have alerted her loved ones that something was wrong?
But it did happen,…
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 »
It’s incredible to hear about the myriad of creative ways in which people are expressing themselves about diabetes and calling attention to this illness lately, both online and off-line. Just a few short years ago, when I was diagnosed, it seemed the Big Advocacy Organizations were the only games in town. Now, individuals all over the country — and the world — are doing everything from running online auctions to selling lip-gloss to designing merit…Read more »
As people with diabetes or parents of children with diabetes, we all know how difficult it is to manage the never-ending balance of food, insulin, exercise and myriad of other endlessly circumvolving variables. Now imagine having to handle all of that turmoil for FOUR children.
Meet Ellen and Dave Gould, parents of EIGHT children ages 17 to 2 years old — four of whom are living with type 1 diabetes. This week, Ellen, a stay-at-home…