It’s always exciting to see a member of the D-OC accomplish a goal, so we’re thrilled to announce the release of Ginger Vieira’s self-published book, Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger has lived with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease since 1999, but she’s most recognized for being a powerlifter (she’s set 15 records in drug-tested powerlifting) and owner of a life coaching business called Living in Progress. Ginger is powerfully committed to motivating and encouraging…Read more »
In November, we hosted a logo design contest for famous diabetes educator Gary Scheiner’s newest venture, Type 1 University, a series of online diabetes education courses. The winner was the talented D-OC leader Gina Capone. The grand prize for Gina was a lifetime of diabetes education classes, and Gary was also kind enough to invite bloggers to attend one of his classes for free as a trial session.
Type 1 University provides eight different classes,…
The new contact form we launched here recently to make it easier for people to share their thoughts and contribute ideas is bringing in some very interesting stuff. One note that caught our attention was a query from a woman named Sarah:
“I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2001. I currently am well-controlled on oral medication, but I am also fat (not, I’m sure you will agree, an unusual situation). When my endo…
I’ve interviewed athletes, musicians, artists, and even acrobats with type 1 diabetes. But Nat Strand “takes the cake,” if you’ll excuse the expression. She’s a 31-year-old anesthesiologist who, along with fellow doctor and friend Kat Chang, won the 2010 reality TV Amazing Race competition, which challenges two-person teams to race across the globe in a frenzied international scavenger hunt with just one backpack each and very little money. Contestants travel by bus, hot air balloon…Read more »
We’ve all heard the same old advice for staying healthy during the holidays: stay away from the sweets, exercise, don’t arrive at a party hungry. The reason these bits of advice are cliché is because, as with most clichés, they’re true — but they don’t always work. Some of us aren’t the greatest at self-restraint! So here are three holiday ideas that are more proactive than reactive (what you can do instead of what you…Read more »