As you know, I’m back from my annual summer vacation in Germany, and that means one thing — back to school for my kids! But it’s also back to school for thousands of children with diabetes. The process of getting a kid situated for school is a daunting task for any parent. There are school supplies to buy, clothes to argue over, and for kids with diabetes, a sit-down with the school staff to figure…Read more »
Yup, tattoos still seem like they’d be the perfect solution for PWDs who resist wearing the all-important medical ID jewelry. And yet the concerns over infections remain. Dr. Bill Quick reports that the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is all for medical tattoos these days, and has some excellent tips on avoiding infection.
Meanwhile, one of the entrants in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge is actually working on tattoos that will change color when…Read more »
Karen Talmadge is executive VP, co-founder, and chief science officer of Kyphon, a company focusing on cures for spinal fractures, which was acquired by Medtronic in 2007. She’s also an entrepreneur and mother of a type 1 daughter, turned diabetes advocate. See my interview with Karen from last year here. We were deep into our conversation about the challenges of bringing up a child with diabetes when she mentioned, “don’t forget the siblings!”
I met John Crowley a couple of years ago when I started working with Alliance Health. He’s a sweet, down-to-earth, tech-savvy guy who made me realize — for the first time really realize — how much a child’s diabetes affects every aspect of the parents’ life, even long after that child is able to perform all the daily D-management tasks on their own.
A Guest Post by John Crowley, Caregiver Advocate, DiabeticConnect.com
Long before diabetes…
Jennifer Dyer, MD, is an endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to all her hard work as a doctor, she also is passionate about consumer health communications and health media to improve health literacy. She also happens to be one of the few endos you can find using social media on a regular basis; you can follow her on Twitter…Read more »