From now until the end of the year is the nuttiest time of year for traveling. And with stricter Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules, shoe removals, the ban on liquids, and ever-longer lines, airport security is a whole new form of torture these days. It got even more complicated last year, when TSA announced they were rolling out more extensive security screenings, including the infamous backscatter machine, or for those who refused, very thorough pat-downs.…Read more »
With all the medical gear we PWDs have to carry around, it can be difficult to find the perfect bag to comfortably tote around all this stuff. (See Wil’s rant on the man-purse for PWDs, for example.) At the AADE expo last week, we saw a few new options worth mentioning. All of these companies are also started by entrepreneurs — and we do love supporting small D-businesses here at the ‘Mine!
First up is…
I first “met” Douglas Cairns (via phone) when I interviewed him in college for a teen diabetes website. Douglas has an incredible story and I’m excited to hear he’s off on another adventure!
After getting kicked out of the Royal Air Force when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 25, Douglas didn’t give up on his passion for flying. Living in Taiwan, he began flying with the Thai Flying Club, and later…Read more »
Last week I was on the East Coast for a few days, in part for a “Healthcare Roundtable” event in Washington, DC, hosted by the Institute of Federal Healthcare. It was all about “putting the patient at the center of the system.” Yada, yada, right?
No less than 27 experts were on hand — everyone from the new director of the Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation from the Veterans Health Administration (who…
Thanks to Cherise Shockley and the team at the DSMA (Diabetes Social Media Advocacy – #dsma) website, there is a new Blog Carnival making the rounds in the DOC (Diabetes Online Community). How’s that for a mouthful of acronyms? In case you’re not familiar with any of this, a Blog Carnival is a monthly feature in which bloggers respond to a prompt on their respective sites, and the following month all the responses are collected…Read more »