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 »
Back to School seems to be coming earlier every year — although for me, psychologically, it will always be the Tuesday after Labor Day. Speaking of the psychological aspects of school life, I asked my D-correspondent extraordinaire Allison Blass to share her thoughts about being a kid with diabetes in the classroom: who do you tell about the Big D and how, and what’s a parent to do these days?
A Guest Post by Allison…Read more »
I personally wasn’t able to attend the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators this summer. But I’ve been there a few times. It’s quite the experience for a patient to witness thousands of experts in life-with-diabetes running around between lectures, demos, and expo booths. What are they all buzzing about? Today, a wrap-up from Kelly Rawlings, a type 1 diabetic who happens to be editor of Meredith Publishing’s Diabetic Living magazine.
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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…
Today’s guest post is penned by William “Lee” Dubois, a Type 1 diabetic, diabetes educator, and fellow D-blogger at LifeAfterDx.
Wil has been called the “Godfather of Continuous Glucose Monitoring” because he was the 30th person in the whole United States to get “hooked up” to a CGM system when they became available five years ago; as far as anyone knows, he’s now the ultimate veteran, having continuously used a CGM longer than anyone else…Read more »