Most of the time when a new book from an endocrinologist is published, it’s in a very prescriptive tone, as in “This is what you should do to achieve optimal disease management.” Very rarely are they written with the intention of showing the emotional challenges of life with diabetes from the patient’s perspective. That’s why the premise of the book, A Life of Control, was so interesting. Released last fall, the book is edited by…Read more »
Hello again and welcome to our new diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine:
Send us your diabetes questions! We don’t mind a bit if they’re weird, slightly angry, or something you might consider embarrassing. Really. We love that stuff.
“Need help navigating life with diabetes? Email us at AskDMine@diabetesmine.com“
Jumping right in, say hello to your host, veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois:
Julie from Colorado, type 3, writes: I could kill…Read more »
Another “myth-busters” post:
There are a lot of things about diabetes that are taken as “gospel,” both by doctors and patients. But at the JDRF Capitol Research Summit last month, I learned that many commonly accepted beliefs about diabetes haven’t actually been proven by medical science with convincing evidence (far beyond ‘you got it because you ate too much candy.’) Eminent scholar Dr. Mark Atkinson was pretty adamant that “these ideas need to be put…
We love hearing about all variety of diabetes awareness projects here at the ‘Mine, and with my personal love of theater, I wanted to share this awesome initiative from University of Tennessee senior, Andy Rogers. Andy, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, is also minoring in theater (now that’s a combination you don’t see everyday). As part of his senior project, he has combined his two loves by writing, producing, directing and now starring in…Read more »
As reported yesterday, the JDRF Capitol Chapter hosted their first annual research summit in Bethesda, MD, on Saturday. Just days before, the staff reported that they were expecting more than 400 people. Not bad! The line-up included talks on the rise of type 1 diabetes, preventing type 1, the latest in artificial pancreas technology, and why human studies are crucial for the next steps in research.
I sat alongside several other D-bloggers, including Scott Strumello,…