Life with diabetes is a complicated, crazy mess, and explaining this mess to our loved ones is never easy. Naomi Kingery, a passionate 22-year-old diabetes advocate, author and Medtronic Diabetes employee in their Customer Relations department in Northridge, CA, was diagnosed with diabetes at age 12. Over the years she has written two books aimed at teens with diabetes, and yesterday she published her third book, this one an eBook aimed at trying to explain…Read more »
As we noted last week, one particularly fun thing about about attending the AADE’s Annual Meeting is the plethora of consumer and patient-facing products on display. This year, we saw three interesting things aimed at alleviating the pain of shots and finger pricks — a very minor concern for doctors, probably, but potentially HUGE for those of us who hate needles (which I’m assuming includes all of us!)
This thing caught our attention…
Although we’re still in the height of summer, it won’t be too long before the school bell is ringing. While most parents are somewhat relieved to get their kids off the couch and back into a routine, for parents of CWDs, it can cause all new headaches and grief. Even on the receiving end as a student, I remember just how gosh-darn complicated it was!
Hallie Addington, mom to Sweetpea, is getting ready to send…
According to the World Health Organization, diabetes affects 285 million people. Since we know they don’t all live in the United States, we have been (virtually) traveling around the world to learn what life with diabetes is like elsewhere, visiting countries like Spain, Serbia and England.
Today, Margot Vanfletern, a 17-year-old student living in Belgium who’s had type 1 diabetes since she was two-and-a-half years old, shares what it’s like in her country. Margot lives…
Type 2 diabetes is a sneaky beast, and often has been hiding in the background for far longer than people realize. So for many people, the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes also comes along with diagnosis of a complication.
This is what happened to Mike Durbin. When he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008, he was also diagnosed with heart disease. He was also only 27 years old! He immediately had to reverse…Read more »