Continuing our ongoing series by and for loved ones of people with diabetes, the so-called Diabetic Partner Follies, we’re proud to play host today to Suzi, the wife of prolific DOC blogger and fellow journalist Mike Hoskins. Suzi and Mike have been married since 2005. Not only does Suzi’s husband have type 1 diabetes, but so does her mother-in-law, Mike’s mom! That’s quite a bit of diabetes in the family! Suzi takes it all in…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 »
It’s been 10 years since I participated in the second JDRF Children’s Congress in 2001 and I am absolutely amazed at how much JDRF’s biannual event has grown and changed. The Children’s Congress is an action-packed event in Washington, D.C., with legislative meetings and testimony, and it has grown also to feature some of the most famous names in diabetes advocacy, like Crystal Bowersox and Nick Jonas.
Each year the Congress features a Chair Family…