March is Women’s History Month, a memorial that’s necessary because traditionally, women never made into history books, despite their indelible impact on so many different fields. Diabetes is no exception! From physicians to actors to scientists to athletes, women have been a huge force in improving the care of diabetes and how people perceive this condition. So today, we’ve chosen to highlight three of those women: Dr. Priscilla White, Eva Saxl and Helen Murray Free. …Read more »
February may have been a short month, but that doesn’t mean the diabetes online community is short of amazing posts! Because the DOC is growing so quickly, we’ve taken to highlighting a few of our favorite “must-read” posts at the end of each month. For February 2011:
You may not know it, but this week is National Eating Disorders Week. And in light of that, Lee Ann shares her greatest achievement despite diabetes.
For many parents and kids with diabetes, diabetes camp is a saving grace. When everyday life can leave you feeling isolated, diabetes camp provides a comradery and a normalcy to life with diabetes, along with your typical camp experience including arts and crafts, bonfires, late night bunk gossip, and lots of singing!
We bring this up now because it’s that time of year again when parents need to start thinking about signing kids up for…
Last month, we launched a new series on diabetes complications. The idea is definitely not to use scare tactics to convince you to take better care of yourself, but rather to embrace the notion that “knowledge is power” and that if you are diagnosed with a complication, life goes on…
(Hey, we’re facing our own worst fears here, too)
It just so happens that February is National Heart Month (go figure), so this month we’re…Read more »
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 »