Society has many myths and misconceptions about people with diabetes. But even our own community can have some rather interesting “prejudices” about what diabetes is like for other people. After an article on a so-called “Civil War” between type 1 and type 2 diabetes appeared in the Chicago Tribune last fall, we at the ‘Mine decided to start sharing some personal stories of people living with type 2 diabetes, in order to better understand this…Read more »
Most of the time when a new book from an endocrinologist is published, it’s in a very prescriptive tone, as in “This is what you should do to achieve optimal disease management.” Very rarely are they written with the intention of showing the emotional challenges of life with diabetes from the patient’s perspective. That’s why the premise of the book, A Life of Control, was so interesting. Released last fall, the book is edited by…Read more »
Hello again and welcome to our new diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine:
Send us your diabetes questions! We don’t mind a bit if they’re weird, slightly angry, or something you might consider embarrassing. Really. We love that stuff.
“Need help navigating life with diabetes? Email us at AskDMine@diabetesmine.com“
Jumping right in, say hello to your host, veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois:
Julie from Colorado, type 3, writes: I could kill…Read more »
A week ago, the media was all abuzz about a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that the oral drug Actos can prevent diabetes. At first we at the ‘Mine didn’t pay much attention, because of course we’re more concerned with what happens to people who already have diabetes. But the buzz didn’t stop. Forbes blogger Matthew Herper wrote a great piece about why side effects make this a bad…Read more »
Today, we hope to continue motivating y’all to get involved in the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge!
One of the new faces on our Judging Panel this year comes from our sponsor, the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF). Dr. Sophia Chang is Director of CHCF’s Better Chronic Disease Care program. She’s an internist who’s done a lot of work with AIDS patients and also medical research examining health disparities in breast cancer care.
Sophia’s also a really…