We were over the moon when we heard that D-blogger Gina Capone, founder of Diabetes Talkfest and The Diabetes Resource, was expecting a little one. We knew that Gina’s road to parenthood was not an easy one. Before conception, pregnancy and childbirth, many women with diabetes struggle to prepare for conception by achieving ultra-tight glucose control. Gina, now in her mid-30s, discusses what it took for her and her husband to have a baby, and…Read more »
Though we’re still in the summer months, the school bell is already ringing in many places to mark back-to-school time for kids and parents. While many parents are likely relieved to “get a break” and have their kids back in class, this can be a very stressful experience for the parents of Children With Diabetes (CWDs) who have a LOT more to worry about than just textbooks and extracurricular activities.
Bennet Dunlap, dad to four…
Although we all either have our own D-dads or are a D-dad, many of us consider Jeff Hitchcock to be an honorary member of the family. Jeff is the founder of Childrenwithdiabetes.com, which has become a phenomenal resource for information and emotional support for families since its launch in 1995. Jeff became a D-dad in 1989, when his daughter, Marissa, now 24 and recently married, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He was inspired to…Read more »
Happy Valentine’s Day! There is nothing quite like the support of a partner in dealing with diabetes, and we’re even more in awe when we see partners “getting their hands dirty” with work in diabetes advocacy. Such is the case with Chris Barnes, husband to Brandy Barnes, the founder of the DiabetesSisters.org community. Brandy has hosted several national conferences for women with diabetes (we attended their Spring conference last year), and Chris has been a…Read more »
Nicholas Gibson is a 20-year type 1 diabetic and sociology Ph.D. student and Instructor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He has 5 years of management experience at diabetes summer camps for kids, and over a year of clinical research oversight at the University of California Irvine Medical Center.
His current research interests include the intersection of technology and self-care, and the impact of knowledge and technology on patient self-concept. He joins us today…