Despite having 10-12 hypos per month, Scott Bissinger had a problem remembering to carry fast-acting glucose with him. The reason? Lack of what he calls “the portability of glucose.” He knew there had to be a better way, and his proposed solution to the problem won him second place (and $10,000!) in a business venture competition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a senior majoring in Business Administration with…Read more »
For as long as there has been research to cure diabetes, there have been people who believe that a cure will never happen because treating this disease is simply far too profitable. Those who believe in this so-called “conspiracy theory” are convinced that pharma companies have a vested interest in keeping diabetes around as long as possible because peddling their treatments is far bigger business than a cure could ever be.
We all know that…
Continuing our series of interviews with the 10 winners of the DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest that were announced in June, today we’re featuring none other than long-time diabetes blogger and advocate, Sara “Knicks” Nicastro, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 21. Sara lives in Florida and works in higher education administration.
In her contest video, Sara discussed her thoughts on device personalization, like what’s offered by many smartphone apps these days. We…Read more »
A rose is a rose is a rose. And so is a magnolia… even the Steel Magnolias.
The 2012 remake of the movie Steel Magnolias that hit the silver screen 23 years ago aired worldwide on Sunday evening on Lifetime TV.
Like before, the film tells the story of a young woman from the South, Shelby, who is living with type 1 diabetes and dealing with the joys and stresses of being a newlywed. It’s…
Happy Friday! You may remember us making mention last Spring of the “life with diabetes” video short series that filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie was creating especially for our sister site DiabeticConnect and for us here at the ‘Mine.
The whole 16-episode series is now ready for prime time, and we are delighted to bring them to you, one by one, for the next couple of months. Look for a fresh new video here each Friday afternoon…