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 »
We’ve had the privilege of featuring several folks in the global D-community over the past few months, and we’re really excited to bring you this latest edition from Serbia.
If you’re like us, you might need to check where Serbia is on a map. Formerly part of Yugoslavia, it’s located in the middle of the Balkans, land-locked and surrounded by nearly a dozen countries, including Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. Our guest today is Ninoslav, who…
Whether you were diagnosed at age 4 or 14, dealing with diabetes when you hit college is a struggle for anyone. From late-night pizza parties, to erratic school schedules to the inevitable encounters with alcohol, diabetes in college is nothing if not chaotic. When I was attending school, I didn’t have much support, which is why I can vouch for the fact that the new Students with Diabetes organization is so important.
Nicole Johnson, who…
We’ve all heard them at one time or another — those insensitive comments that just make you cringe. But what do you say back? We might wish we could share the snarky comeback on the tip of our tongues, but that isn’t always a good idea, especially if this is someone you’ll have to see again (a family member, friend, etc.). A few weeks ago, D-mom blogger Joanne was inspired by a “D-wit” post from…Read more »