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 »
* 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 »
For several years now, researchers have been looking at Type 2 diabetes as a possible “inflammatory disease.” I first got intrigued by this concept at the big ADA Conference in June this year, and by reading fellow D-blogger David Mendosa’s coverage thereof.
What exactly intrigued me? A couple of interesting things:
* First, I wasn’t even sure what “inflammatory” means in this context. I thought inflammatory diseases were strictly those that affect your joints, like…
I met David Lazarus years ago when he worked for the San Francisco Chronicle. Two years ago, he moved south to join the Los Angeles Times. And shortly thereafter, he became one of us. This is his view from ‘the inside’…
A guest post by David Lazarus, business columnist for the LA Times
The day I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October 2007 at the age of 46, I could see my fear…