As you know, I’m back from my annual summer vacation in Germany, and that means one thing — back to school for my kids! But it’s also back to school for thousands of children with diabetes. The process of getting a kid situated for school is a daunting task for any parent. There are school supplies to buy, clothes to argue over, and for kids with diabetes, a sit-down with the school staff to figure…Read more »
Kelly Close is the brillant mind behind Close Concerns, a consultancy dedicated to “the business of diabetes.” In addition to having type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years, she is also one of the thought leaders in the diabetes community. One of Close Concern’s main objectives is to go every ― and I mean every ― diabetes conference and report back on the latest findings. Today, Kelly shares some new nuggets she discovered at…Read more »
You have to love Dr. William Polonsky. He’s the author of Diabetes Burnout, and founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute in San Diego, CA. He’s also one of the smartest and most empathetic people you’d ever hope to meet. And he seems to “get” life with diabetes like no other non-diabetic ever has. Today, some insights from his treasure trove.
A Guest Post by Bill Polonsky, PhD, CDE
Managing diabetes effectively means you must do…
* Part 3 of a three-part guest series on Diabetes & Exercise*
Diagnosed with Type 1 nine years ago, David Weingard has committed himself to “navigating the challenges of this condition for my health and for the benefit of my family.” He’s a veteran of numerous running events and triathlons (including the infamous Ironman). He’s also committed to supporting the diabetes community by sharing what he’s learned — so much so that he dropped his…
Several years ago, the American Diabetes Association decided to create a new position called the National Youth Advocate, which would give one lucky teen the chance to meet with Senators and Representatives and travel to summer camps to inspire young kids to get involved in diabetes research and awareness. It’s similar to the JDRF Children’s Congress concept, except for the fact that it’s just one kid for a whole year. This year, Christian Stokes, an…Read more »