I am delighted to share our newest edition of the Diabetic Partner Follies — a series we launched here at the ‘Mine several years ago to give a voice to all the loved ones of PWDs out there about what life is like from their end of the ‘Big D.’ This latest entry is written by none other than our assistant editor Allison’s new husband! She and Erik and have been married for five months,…Read more »
From now until the end of the year is the nuttiest time of year for traveling. And with stricter Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules, shoe removals, the ban on liquids, and ever-longer lines, airport security is a whole new form of torture these days. It got even more complicated last year, when TSA announced they were rolling out more extensive security screenings, including the infamous backscatter machine, or for those who refused, very thorough pat-downs.…Read more »
While we’re on the topic of women with diabetes this week, who hasn’t yet heard of the Girl’s Guide to Diabetes? It’s a must-visit for all us super-sweet females, run by type 1 sisters Sysy and Ana Morales. Sysy is a great DOC friend, frequent commenter here at the ‘Mine, a wife, mother of twin toddlers, diabetes advocate, and a freelance writer.
We are delighted to feature her take here today on a girls’ view…
As an invisible illness, diabetes can feel terribly isolating, especially when first diagnosed. Many of us remember the first person we met who also had diabetes. For author Amy Stockwell Mercer, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 25 years ago while at boarding school, her first D-friend came from a very unlikely source. Today, Amy shares her memories of this first friend, and how that connection helped inspire her new book, The Smart Woman’s…Read more »
It’s easy to think of the Children With Diabetes Friends for Life conference as being just that — a conference for children and their families. But it’s becoming so much more than that. With the help of some of the DOC’s enterprising bloggers, Jeff Hitchcock and team are expanding to include adults with diabetes and their loved ones in the conference programming, and here at the ‘Mine, we couldn’t be more thrilled. Amy and I…Read more »