We’ve all heard them at one time or another — those insensitive comments that just make you cringe. But what do you say back? We might wish we could share the snarky comeback on the tip of our tongues, but that isn’t always a good idea, especially if this is someone you’ll have to see again (a family member, friend, etc.). A few weeks ago, D-mom blogger Joanne was inspired by a “D-wit” post from…Read more »
Get your mouse ready! The Diabetes Education & Camping Association — the organization that brings education resources and support to the 185 diabetes camps in North America — needs your help (in the form of clicks) to win the Pepsi Refresh Challenge.
Pepsi might seem like an unlikely source of funding, but DECA is in the running for a $50,000 grant to launch DStory – My Life with Diabetes, a video series “that will empower…
Recently we talked about help for teens with diabetes; today we’re moving on to the college years. Coping with diabetes while dealing with the rigors of college life might sound impossible (it does to me, anyway!), but we know that many people muddle through. Fortunately, two new organizations have recently launched to reduce the “muddling,” and proactively help college kids deal with the precarious balancing act of managing diabetes while managing their school schedule and…Read more »
Being a teen is difficult enough, but when you add diabetes into the mix, the adolescent years become even more complicated and emotionally overwhelming. I know that’s not breaking news, but today we bring you a new workbook called Help with the Hard Stuff, coming out soon to aid both parents and teens deal with the difficult questions surrounding teens’ health: everything from feeling invincible, to how to handle depression and guilt over diabetes, to…Read more »
Michelle Page Alswager is a long-time diabetes advocate, whose mission has taken on new meaning since the sudden and tragic passing of her son, Jesse, in February of this year at only 13. Michelle is a former Executive Director for the Western Wisconsin chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, but continues to volunteer and participate in their Ride to Cure Diabetes, as well as working with the group Triabetes, a triathlon club for PWDs. …Read more »