Alan Johnson was part of the team at start-up company Gnoso Inc. that won the DiabetesMine Design Challenge in 2008, with an online tool called LogforLife. We’ve stayed in touch, and I’ve asked Alan, who is not diabetic, to share his journey with us here at the ‘Mine: what has he learned along the way, in the process of developing and trying to market a blood glucose record-keeping program? Surprisingly, Alan didn’t talk about advances…Read more »
Richard Vaughn is a bit of a legend in the diabetes online community. Known more widely as Richard157 on several diabetes forums, Richard began sharing his story of living with type 1 diabetes for over 60 years via forum posts in 2007 and has become an inspiration for many. Last week, Richard also became a self-published author, releasing his memoirs, Beating The Odds: 64 Years of Diabetes Health, on Amazon.com.
Born in 1939 in rural…
March is National Kidney Month (yes, they have a month for that organ! and even a World Kidney Day on March 11). I realize the month is nearly over this year, but it’s never too late to show your kidneys some love — especially if you have diabetes, which possibly puts them at risk.
I must admit, one of my biggest fears with diabetes is dialysis. While I’m huffing and puffing at the gym several…
It’s February. The month of sweet tarts and sweet hearts (and far too much candy being tossed around, if you ask me).
Fittingly, it also happens to American Heart Month, a time to call attention to cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including stroke, which are our nation’s No. 1 killer (!) A full 50% of people with diabetes die of cardiovascular disease, according to the World Health Organization.
The first thing you should know is that this…Read more »
Ooh, lucky me. I ran into two of my diabetes heroes at the Diabetes Technology Society Meeting late last week. More soon on the new developments I heard about there. But for today, please enjoy these video testimonials on diabetes & heart health.
First, from Francine Kaufman, MD, a world-renown pediatric endocrinologist at USC, former ADA president, and now vice president of Global Medical Affairs, for the Medtronic Diabetes:
And from Phil Southerland, competitive cyclist…Read more »