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 »
Red Maxwell is father of 15-year-old Cassie, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a toddler. He serves as National Chair of Online Communications for JDRF and spearheads their Juvenation social network. Despite being new on my radar, he’s also been blogging about diabetes since 2004, at his own site called Daddybetes.
On top of being a supercharged D-parent, Red happens to know a thing or two about collaboration. With over 20 years of design and…
Elaine Massaro believes in the power of treating people with diabetes in group settings. She’s an RN and CDE who was recently honored as 2010 Diabetes Educator of the Year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for her success in “improving the effectiveness and efficiency of diabetes patient education by using this (group) technique with patients at Northwestern University in Chicago.” She’s also one of an elite group of CDEs teaching the use…Read more »
I could call today’s guest post a “straggler” from my Summer Reading series, but that might downplay its impact. Good things take time, as noted today by Samantha Katz, who along with a fellow graduate student at Northwestern University, won the the $10K Grand Prize in the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge.
She was subsequently hired by Medtronic as a Global Product Manager for their evolving insulin pump systems (! – and she served as a…
Alan Johnson was part of the team at start-up company Gnoso Inc. that won the DiabetesMine Design Challenge in 2008, with an online tool called LogforLife. We’ve stayed in touch, and I’ve asked Alan, who is not diabetic, to share his journey with us here at the ‘Mine: what has he learned along the way, in the process of developing and trying to market a blood glucose record-keeping program? Surprisingly, Alan didn’t talk about advances…Read more »