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…
A new initiative, launched today at HealthDataRights.org, brings together all manner of patients’ rights activists — doctors, researchers, software developers, writers, entrepreneurs, health economists, and of course, health and medical bloggers — calling for “the right to access all health data about ourselves, so we can make the most effective health decisions using the resources we feel are most appropriate.”
Here is the Manifesto we are putting forth:
In an era when technology is…
Time again for an update on some of the myriad new online health tools that may actually add value to a PWD’s life:
Need some help understanding and/or reducing the costs of your diabetes? Try this Diabetes Cost Calculator. It helps you break down what you’re spending on your diabetes now, and even offers tips on ways to get your supplies for less.
Despite the many Google Ads, this Carb Counter comes highly recommended from…
I think I mentioned that I had an endo appointment earlier this month. I was excited to tout my latest A1c (5.9!) and show her my newest diabetes toy, the OmniPod’s new color PDM. As usual, I left work and the kids in a huge rush and drove to the clinic all concerned about keeping good time. So you can imagine how irritated I was when I realized at some point that I’d been sitting…Read more »