In January, I met with Dr. Ed Damiano, one of the co-investigators at Boston University studying the artificial pancreas trials in humans. At the end of our conversation, he invited me to come up to Boston to check out one of the experiments. The artificial pancreas project has always been something I’ve been a little skeptical of, especially since I haven’t had the best experience with the continuous glucose monitor. However, the more I hear…Read more »
Today is annual Diabetes Alert Day — an important day, I suppose, for finding all those “hidden” type 2 diabetics out there who don’t yet know they have it — but for us already living with diabetes, a somewhat enigmatic campaign. Also, for those of us concerned with type 1 diabetes, today seems like an excellent day to do some advocating on the symptoms and risk factors for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes,…Read more »
In a new angle on a diabetes book (or is it?) longtime type 1 PWD and registered nurse Rita Girouard Mertig has published a new guide-to-living-with-D book called, “What Nurses Know… Diabetes: the Answers You Need from the People You Trust.” Somehow the publisher found me and sent me a review copy – surprising in this case because this author seems to be oblivious to the patient/online community. But I’ll get to that in a…Read more »
You asked for it, you got it! OK, maybe it was mostly our idea… but we think you’re going to like it:
Say hello to our spicy new brand of diabetes advice column we’re calling Ask D’Mine. This series will be hosted by my good friend, veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois — with occasional input from Allison and myself.
“Need help navigating life with diabetes? Email us at AskDMine@diabetesmine.com“
Although I was diagnosed at age 8, I spent most of my childhood pretty much oblivious to diabetes advocacy. My family raised money for the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, but that was it. Only in high school did I become more aware of the devastating impact that diabetes has on people. I applied to be a JDRF Children’s Congress delegate at age 15, and in June 2001, my mother and I traveled to Washington,…Read more »