I guess you could say we’re lucky to have diabetes in an era when people get rewarded for reaching above and beyond the norm while living with this disease. Years ago, who ever singled people out for being inspirational with a chronic illness? Nowadays, we’ve got the Joslin Center honoring folks for longevity with diabetes, Animas Corp. and dLife showcasing diabetes heroes, Bayer with their Dream Fund contest, and as of last year, perhaps the…Read more »
May is big birthday action month at our house. Our two older girls turned 9 and 11 (OMG, I’m getting old!), so over the weekend we thought it might be a nice idea to invite 12 giggling, shrieking schoolgirls over for a backyard campout in tents with snickerdoodle birthday cake and roasting s’mores and glow bracelets and teeny-bopper films on DVD. What joy! It was just too calm around here apparently (NOT).
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People, this is a friendly reminder that there are now just three weeks left until we close the DiabetesMine Design Challenge competition for entries (deadline: Monday, June 16, 2008 at midnight).
The idea behind this contest is to foster innovation in diabetes design and encourage creative new tools that will improve life with diabetes.
Last week, I shared my new life’s mantra with you: be bold.
I have been bold in putting this competition together,…
It always kind of ticks me off when people say that managing your diabetes is “like brushing your teeth.” It’s a helluva lot more work than that. But the one similarity is that it is kind of habit-forming. I always hold the toothbrush at a certain angle, and pretty much get the same (however effective or ineffective) results every time I brush. I guess the same is probably true for most of my diabetes habits:…Read more »
Harking back to the last contest hosted here, Seven Words of Wisdom for Living with Diabetes, today a nice photo montage of our wise and wonderful winners — and their coveted prizes.
– Terry Keelan sporting attitude, and his new DBMine shirt
(Pay attention. Lick your fingers. Move forward.)
– Brian Boone’s wrist looking cool with his new leather med-ID from StickyJewelry
(Check your glucose. Check again. Check again.)
– A very happy Karen Doering,…Read more »