Ever wonder what your doctor considers “a good patient”? Yeah, me too. So I figured I’d ask one of the country’s leading endocrinologists. Dr. Anne Peters is Director of the Diabetes Program at the University of Southern California (USC), head of the nation’s largest outreach program for community-based diabetes prevention and treatment in Los Angeles, and author of the best-selling book Conquering Diabetes. She’s the kind of empathetic doctor who seems to have enough time…Read more »
Kelly Close is the brillant mind behind Close Concerns, a consultancy dedicated to “the business of diabetes.” In addition to having type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years, she is also one of the thought leaders in the diabetes community. One of Close Concern’s main objectives is to go every ― and I mean every ― diabetes conference and report back on the latest findings. Today, Kelly shares some new nuggets she discovered at…Read more »
Karen Talmadge is executive VP, co-founder, and chief science officer of Kyphon, a company focusing on cures for spinal fractures, which was acquired by Medtronic in 2007. She’s also an entrepreneur and mother of a type 1 daughter, turned diabetes advocate. See my interview with Karen from last year here. We were deep into our conversation about the challenges of bringing up a child with diabetes when she mentioned, “don’t forget the siblings!”
You have to love Dr. William Polonsky. He’s the author of Diabetes Burnout, and founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute in San Diego, CA. He’s also one of the smartest and most empathetic people you’d ever hope to meet. And he seems to “get” life with diabetes like no other non-diabetic ever has. Today, some insights from his treasure trove.
A Guest Post by Bill Polonsky, PhD, CDE
Managing diabetes effectively means you must do…
I met John Crowley a couple of years ago when I started working with Alliance Health. He’s a sweet, down-to-earth, tech-savvy guy who made me realize — for the first time really realize — how much a child’s diabetes affects every aspect of the parents’ life, even long after that child is able to perform all the daily D-management tasks on their own.
A Guest Post by John Crowley, Caregiver Advocate, DiabeticConnect.com
Long before diabetes…