Books & Resources

The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes

Considering the provocative title, you’d think I would have gotten around to reading this book ages ago! But instead, it sat on my shelf winking at me for far too long. Now that I have finally opened it, this book has opened my mind to yet another “secret chamber” of diabetes concerns that so many of us struggle with alone: relationships and sex. ‘Cause all the stuff we have to do to care for this…

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Diabetic Investor

About 4 months or so ago, an acquaintance came up with a brilliant business idea for me: investigate diabetes companies for potential investors, and publish a newsletter with my findings and insider tips. Intriguing, but seeing as I’m not financially savvy (and prefer to explore the patient-side of the D-world), I let it go.
But wouldn’t you know that somebody’s done it already? And very successfully, too, I might add. David Kliff launched Diabetic Investor…

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Reality Check

After my last post, here’s something truly encouraging: I just found a cool Australian site for young adults with diabetes. The group is called “Reality Check.” They meet regularly, organize happenings, and share their personal stories online. These guys are putting it all out there! They make diabetes look like a social club someone might actually choose to join.
As far as I know, there’s nothing quite like this in America. Please comment and let…

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An Oral History of Diabetes, Death, and Software

I’m horribly behind in the MailBag Department. Here are some wonderful, sad, and interesting bits recently passed along that I’d like to share:
* An Oral History of Diabetes is a project like no other. This recently completed UK Website features audio recordings of the life-stories of 50 people diagnosed with diabetes between 1927 and 1997 (mostly the bad old days for diabetes). The interviewees talk candidly about how they lived and what it was…

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Book Review: Conquering Diabetes, at Last

I received a copy of “Conquering Diabetes“ by Dr. Anne Peters a few weeks ago. I must admit: I feel very guilty for letting it sit so long on my desk while others are clamoring for copies… I know they are, ’cause I asked my mom (newly identified as “pre-diabetic”) to take a look at it and tell me what she thought. They put her on a long waiting list at the library. What a…

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