Mollie and Jackie Singer are 19-almost-20-year-old twins from Las Vegas, Nevada, who have spent the better part of their lives advocating on behalf of people with diabetes. Mollie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 4 and she and her sister Jackie, along with their mom, Jackie, and their aunt Mollie (who are also twins — so yes, two sets of twins, both Mollie and Jackie!) — recently launched a new social network called…Read more »
All the most useful and intriguing things I learned about diabetes seem to come from other patients. No contest. Every time I correspond with folks in the community and read other PWDs blogs (as much as time permits), I am blown away by the stuff I hear about. I was fortunate enough to actually see Manny Hernandez and Anne Findlay live and in person in San Francisco last week. Here are three cool things they…Read more »
A note today to remind you that this is the final week to send us your story and apply for a FREE DIABETES MAKEOVER. Who couldn’t use some individualized help getting their diet, exercise routine, and glucose control regimen into a healthy and productive groove?
We already have had a number of people writing in about their struggles controlling their weight, and how they’ve “started many exercise programs, but just can’t keep motivated.”
Over at DiabetesDaily, there’s been a series of discussions going on about How the Internet is Changing Diabetes Care — a topic about which I have many opinions (surprise, surprise). I was particularly intrigued to see Manny Hernandez’s piece about the implications of referring to us all as “consumers” rather than “patients.” He doesn’t much like it. I have a different take.
Manny’s concern is that viewing us as “consumers” puts a “bigger emphasis on…
It’s finally here — the compilation of all the wonderful nuggets of wisdom from YOU, the diabetes community, that you shared with us here during the recent Holiday Survival Sweepstakes event.
In case you missed that whole to-do, we asked PWDs across the community to share some of their best tips about surviving the holiday season with diabetes: on exercise, stress, managing the “diabetes police,” travel, and of course, food.
Rather than lose all the…