Since I got Type 1 diabetes at the ripe old age of 30+, I never had the experience of “leaving the nest” with the Big D. So I recently asked fellow blogger and advocate Allison Blass what that was like: Did your parents fall apart? Were you scared to death, or more elated? What she came back with was actually more of a practical nature: the top tips she wished she’d known at the time.…Read more »
When I was a guest on cancer-patients podcast last week, the hosts asked me if we PWDs don’t get frustrated: cancer seems to have all the big celebrities behind it, and make all the big headlines. Does it ever bother your community that diabetes doesn’t get that level of attention? I was a bit dumbfounded. But then I thought of the Children’s Congress. Today, a close look at what some (big AND little) folks are…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…
Guess where I am today? That’s right. If the headline didn’t tip you off: I’m in Washington DC, elated to be rubbing elbows with some of our nation’s most prominent diabetes advocacy groups, at the high-level Diabetes Forum 2009 Conference, this year titled “Broaden Your View.”
I say “high-level” because this truly is the most influential diabetes event I’ve ever been invited to participate in. It’s put together by a group called Avalere Health that…
A very Happy Holiday to one and all!
After my recent rant on the downside of gift exchanges, I wanted to publicly announce my gratitude to Jill West, my Diabetes OC “Secret Santa” this year, who went all-out to make it special:
She blew me away with a full collection of “romantic evening” items, including crystal candlesticks, a set of glasses, a wine opener and purty sequined wine-bottle cover, and 2 romantic music CDs;…Read more »