This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a really special type of diabetes event, just for the gals! The DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, hosted almost 100 women from 20 states, who convened for two intense days of learning, bonding, and lots of fun. I had never been to a women-only conference before, so it was something new from many angles: a unique opportunity to spend time discussing the…Read more »
Phil Southerland has guts.
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age seven months, this competitive cyclist has never let anything stand in the way of his dreams and goals: not the competition, not a troubled childhood, not a leg injury, and certainly not a broken pancreas. He’s living out his life with perseverance and panache.
Phil Southerland is best known as the CEO of Team Type 1, the world’s first diabetic cycling team which rode…
Another month gone by already? Wow! It’s certainly been a busy one here at the ‘Mine, and there’s been a lot going on around the Diabetes Online Community as well. Check out a few blog posts we think shouldn’t be missed!
A belated but very deserved congratulations to Lee Ann Thill, who has been accepted into grad school and will begin work this summer on her PhD in Art Therapy for children with diabetes. Way…Read more »
Thanks to the folks behind the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy site for hosting month three of the so-called DSMA Blog Carnival (a chance to “rally” around various life-with-diabetes topics). This month’s theme is described as follows:
Living with diabetes can be tough and we never get a break. It’s quite easy to feel burnt out from everything we have to do to stay healthy. When that happens, it can help to focus on the things,…
A couple of weeks ago, we hosted our very first DiabetesMine Book Review Giveaway — a smashing success! — and our winner took us fully by surprise. In fact, she reminded us that outside the cocoon of the DOC, where online cheerleading and pats on the back are common fare, there are plenty of people fighting for their lives with this disease.
Our winner was Audrie Eckerle, a 20-year-old type 1 from Idaho, who has…