I’m grateful to Manny Hernandez over at TuDiabetes for working to kick off a special awareness campaign this week just for adults diagnosed with what used to be known as “juvenile diabetes.” At the time I was diagnosed, the doctors around me were sure it must be type 2 diabetes. I was in my late ’30s, after all. Never mind that I’d shrunk down to skeletal size and gone into DKA! But I’m getting ahead…Read more »
This week is my very first time at the annual BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas. In a word: BIG.
The hotel seems to spread for miles and miles, including six restaurants, a huge casino and a lower level with sweeping spa and beach area (no, I haven’t checked that out yet). My hotel room here is very nearly bigger than the one my whole family is living in back home. Errr.
Back in 2004/2005 when I started this blog, who would have thought that patient bloggers and advocates would soon be flying around the country as honored speakers at forward-thinking health events? Look how far we’ve come, and I’m very excited to be part of it!
A few relevant dispatches from the ePatient world today:
D-OC members Manny and Kerri have just returned from speaking at the ePatient Connections (ePC) conference in Philadelphia, which brings together…
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 »
Good thing poetry is timeless. I’m a little late getting this out, but wanted to shine the spotlight on a new(ish) diabetes book that was created not by a doctor or medical professional or even a patient sharing his/her personal journey, but by the aggregate of our own awesome D-community: “No Sugar Added Poetry.”
The book is a compelling and sometimes heart-wrenching collection of 39 poems written by people touched by diabetes from around the…