Happy Valentine’s Day! There is nothing quite like the support of a partner in dealing with diabetes, and we’re even more in awe when we see partners “getting their hands dirty” with work in diabetes advocacy. Such is the case with Chris Barnes, husband to Brandy Barnes, the founder of the DiabetesSisters.org community. Brandy has hosted several national conferences for women with diabetes (we attended their Spring conference last year), and Chris has been a…Read more »
Nicholas Gibson is a 20-year type 1 diabetic and sociology Ph.D. student and Instructor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He has 5 years of management experience at diabetes summer camps for kids, and over a year of clinical research oversight at the University of California Irvine Medical Center.
His current research interests include the intersection of technology and self-care, and the impact of knowledge and technology on patient self-concept. He joins us today…
As we know, diabetes doesn’t just affect the person with diabetes — it affects the whole family. So we’re back with another edition of our Partner Follies series, a place where the partners of PWDs can share what it’s like for them to live with and love someone with diabetes.
Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to Jackie Farrell, the wonderful and sweet wife of Bernard Farrell, long-time DOC blogger and one of our DiabetesMine…
In early November, I had the honor of speaking in front of the Utah Chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. What a great group they are! Not least because the Utah Department of Health actually supports them by funding educational initiatives. I loved that they sought me out to speak about the DOC after one CDE on the planning committee noted: “Just thinking about my adult children that are 18, 20, 24 and…Read more »
A new calendar year is nearly upon us — always a good time to “get your house in order” in various ways. Today, D-author and fellow mother of three Amy Stockwell Mercer joins us to report on her recent adventures in getting her family’s medical bill situation cleaned up, with a little help from some new tools.
Special to the ‘Mine by Amy Mercer
My son Reid is 2 ½ and we are still…Read more »