Jennifer Dyer, MD, is an endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to all her hard work as a doctor, she also is passionate about consumer health communications and health media to improve health literacy. She also happens to be one of the few endos you can find using social media on a regular basis; you can follow her on Twitter…Read more »
Several years ago, the American Diabetes Association decided to create a new position called the National Youth Advocate, which would give one lucky teen the chance to meet with Senators and Representatives and travel to summer camps to inspire young kids to get involved in diabetes research and awareness. It’s similar to the JDRF Children’s Congress concept, except for the fact that it’s just one kid for a whole year. This year, Christian Stokes, an…Read more »
Who recognizes the name Lyrehca from the blog Managing the Sweetness Within, chronicling one woman’s efforts to get and stay pregnant while dealing with her lifelong type 1 diabetes? Yes, you guessed it: Lyrehca is coming out of the closet as herself, Cheryl Alkon, now-author of the forthcoming book Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby. Today, Lyrehca (er, Cheryl) shares a brief version of her story, and some don’t-miss tips on diabetes…Read more »
* Part 1 of a three-part guest series on Diabetes & Exercise *
Dr. Matthew Corcoran is a clinical endocrinologist, a CDE, and a self-proclaimed diabetes-exercise freak. He’s the founder of Diabetes Training Camp, which was featured in Newsweek a couple of years ago. Today, he shares his expert tips for working out hard without crashing hard. Maybe get out your pencil and prepare to take notes…?
A Guest Post by Matt Corcoran, MD, CDE…Read more »
Being diagnosed with diabetes at any age is a shock, but being diagnosed at 18 years old when you’re studying to be prima ballerina in New York City has to be a HUGE shock. That’s what happened to Zippora Karz, who now teaches dance from her home in Los Angeles. This November, at age 44, she’ll be publishing The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina’s Triumph over Diabetes, her memoirs of diagnosis and time in the New…Read more »