In a new angle on a diabetes book (or is it?) longtime type 1 PWD and registered nurse Rita Girouard Mertig has published a new guide-to-living-with-D book called, “What Nurses Know… Diabetes: the Answers You Need from the People You Trust.” Somehow the publisher found me and sent me a review copy – surprising in this case because this author seems to be oblivious to the patient/online community. But I’ll get to that in a…Read more »
February may have been a short month, but that doesn’t mean the diabetes online community is short of amazing posts! Because the DOC is growing so quickly, we’ve taken to highlighting a few of our favorite “must-read” posts at the end of each month. For February 2011:
You may not know it, but this week is National Eating Disorders Week. And in light of that, Lee Ann shares her greatest achievement despite diabetes.
Take the Next Step: Motivating People to Take A Stand Against Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
If you have diabetes and aren’t familiar with Dr. Steven Edelman, I am sorry. I hope this post will help remedy that. Dr. Edelman is a lifelong type 1 himself and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has years of experience in both research and patient treatment under his belt. He was a pioneer in using and promoting CGM…Read more »
Today, the second installment of a new three-part series of guest posts addressing various angles on Technology & Diabetes.
I hope the title of this post doesn’t sound preachy. It shouldn’t, because besides being an experienced clinician, educator, and community health advocate, Neal Kaufman (husband of the ever-famous endo Fran Kaufman) is also an innovator in internet and cell phone solutions designed to help patients fare better. His new company, called DPS Health, offers something…
OK, this is a tad embarrassing, but it just goes to show you that technology needs to simplify our lives, or it isn’t much use, is it?
What I’m talking about is the fact that I, aka Mz. Diabetes Technology Proponent, have not been using any of the software available for downloading and analyzing my glucose data on a regular basis — until very recently. On a personal level, I’m actually pretty low-tech for someone…