Life with Diabetes

What Ails Diabetes Education: A Call to Action

Last summer I attended the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO. I went there, as usual, to learn as much about the diabetes community and industry as I possibly can. I also went there armed with a writing assignment for Diabetes Health magazine. I thought I’d compose an article on “Educating the Educators,” all about how CDEs get trained to help us. So I started interviewing everyone who had…

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Test Strip Art

Back in the summer I was having a little fun bemoaning the trail of all those used test strips that seems to follow me everywhere I go. Well, a number of you got all over my case for not being more organized, by planting some strategic “TS repositories” around the house. So guess what? I took your advice. And here’s what’s come of it:
The Kitchen Repository:

The Upstairs Repository:

My 10-year-old’s Artistic Take on…

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In All Its Glory

Ah, what a night in San Francisco! Wind-still, fresh, and diabetes-awareness clear blue sky as far as the eye could see.
I’m just back home from the lighting of Coit Tower here in the City for World Diabetes Day. And she was a beauty:

Also, the official proclamation:

And a peek at us organizers — Kelly Close and myself in the middle (me in blue , surrounded by folks from the Bay Area chapter of…

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Lighting Up San Francisco!

I’m very excited to announce that tomorrow afternoon, DiabetesMine will be co-sponsoring a World Diabetes Day event in San Francisco — we’ll be lighting up Coit Tower in blue!
Thanks again to Kelly Close of Close Concerns for making this happen. This will be the only “iconic building” lit up in San Francisco, and this due directly to her team’s hard work.

For those of you not familiar with our fair city, Coit Tower is…

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Stand Up for Yourself

Here it is, Folks: the link to our grassroots survey about why we, the patients, believe that diabetes technology matters. Click HERE or on the hot-linked image below.

Thanks to Kelly Close of Close Concerns for putting this together, and Jeff Hitchcock of CWD for his support. I’d like to clarify that the aim here is NOT to knock Kahn or the ADA, but simply to give the patient community a chance to stand behind…

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