It’s sad, but true: these days, Europe usually sees new diabetes technology before the U.S. With that in mind, Kelly Close and her team at the highly respected diabetes consultancy Close Concerns have put together a thorough round-up of some of the latest in diabetes technology, specifically regarding patch pumps, from across the pond. What Europe is up to is a taste of what we will see in America soon (hopefully)… Take it away, Kelly!…Read more »
Continuing our ongoing series by and for loved ones of people with diabetes, the so-called Diabetic Partner Follies, we’re proud to play host today to Suzi, the wife of prolific DOC blogger and fellow journalist Mike Hoskins. Suzi and Mike have been married since 2005. Not only does Suzi’s husband have type 1 diabetes, but so does her mother-in-law, Mike’s mom! That’s quite a bit of diabetes in the family! Suzi takes it all in…Read more »
One of the many struggles of living with a chronic illness is balancing the obligations of the disease with the requirements of employment. Many PWDs walk a fine line between managing their diabetes properly and fulfilling their work obligations. And many employers are none too sympathetic with the plight of the diabetic, whether it’s accommodating glucose tests, breaks for low blood sugars or time off for doctor’s appointments. What’s a PWD to do? What rights…Read more »
Type 2 diabetes is a sneaky beast, and often has been hiding in the background for far longer than people realize. So for many people, the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes also comes along with diagnosis of a complication.
This is what happened to Mike Durbin. When he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008, he was also diagnosed with heart disease. He was also only 27 years old! He immediately had to reverse…Read more »
If there’s one thing harder than raising a teen, it’s raising a teen with diabetes! Korey Hood is a family clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic, and as a type 1 diabetic himself since he was 19, he has counseled many families through his practice and also through serving as faculty member at the Children with Diabetes conferences.
Korey is also the author of the new book, Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your…