As you’ve probably read by now, Roche Diabetes was brave enough to host a ‘Social Media Summit‘ for the second year in a row last week, inviting a group of diabetes bloggers and online advocates to commune and interact. Yes, this was an all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando, FL, for those who attended, but by no means a marketing spiel. In fact, I was delighted that representatives from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American…Read more »
Stacey Simms is an award-winning medical reporter. She also spent 10 years as a TV anchor in Charlotte, North Carolina, and in Syracuse and Utica, New York. But after getting to know her a little, I’d venture to guess her most challenging role in life has been as the mother of a very small child diagnosed with diabetes. (Check out her blog here.)
As a complement to this week’s guest post on parenting tweens and…Read more »
When I met fellow D-writer Catherine Price for coffee recently, I immediately gushed about everything we had in common: two brunette journalist-types living in the SF Bay Area, both diagnosed a few years ago with LADA (or so I thought). Catherine gave me a sideways look, and then began grilling me about the formal definition of LADA. I had to admit, it’s pretty fuzzy. Today, I gratefully present you with the results of her investigation…Read more »
Following my series of interviews with Kris Freeman, I got a note from competitive cyclist Phil Southerland, founder of Team Type 1. He wanted to let me know how well his group of athletes with type 1 diabetes have been performing so far this year.
Phil was concerned that the mainstream media coverage of Freeman’s challenges may have stirred up “a lot of negativity about diabetes.” So he asked me if he could submit a…
There are so many surprising and wonderful D-stories out there. Sometimes you just have to share. Andy Tiedeman, a 28-year-old self-proclaimed “geek” from the DC area, was 13 years old when he was diagnosed. We found each other recently through the web, and his unusual campaign to raise awareness. Dodgeball for diabetes, really? (I hated that sport in school) But each one of us has to find our own way to cope, and to turn…Read more »