Thanks to Cherise Shockley and the team at the DSMA (Diabetes Social Media Advocacy – #dsma) website, there is a new Blog Carnival making the rounds in the DOC (Diabetes Online Community). How’s that for a mouthful of acronyms? In case you’re not familiar with any of this, a Blog Carnival is a monthly feature in which bloggers respond to a prompt on their respective sites, and the following month all the responses are collected…Read more »
If you have diabetes and have not yet been to a local TCOYD event, boo on you. Seriously, you are missing out!
These day-long conferences, taking place on Saturdays in “smaller venues” around the country (i.e. cities like Albany and Providence, instead of NYC and Boston) are geared at all of us “local people” with diabetes who could use a boost of information and motivation. Who couldn’t use that? Plus, you get free lunch (yes,…
A new year! A new beginning? Or just an excuse for a really fun night?
I couldn’t resist reprinting a few fave New Year’s quotes that seem particularly apropos to my life with diabetes — and maybe they’ll make you smile, too:
People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. ~Author…Read more »
Wil Dubois (aka Lee) is a fabulous resource. He’s a D-blogger, diabetes educator himself, and author of a bunch of very cool and down-to-earth informative books about living with diabetes. However, his experience with his publisher was the same as ours: Not enough marketing! Not enough help getting these useful books into patients’ hands! So Wil has decided to go rogue, by offering his Taming the Tiger book, a tiny pocket first-year survival guide for…Read more »
In the summer of 2007, a seemingly new eating disorder emerged in mainstream media, one that was directly tied to diabetes. It was dubbed “diabulimia,” in which a person with diabetes restricts or completely stops taking their insulin in order to lose weight. Like most things in pop culture, diabulimia was a flash in the news pan and then quickly disappeared from public consciousness.
But this isn’t some fleeting fashion trend; just because it isn’t…