We share numerous stories here at the ‘Mine about diabetes across the globe, and how many in our community are doing what they can to help those in need worldwide. Today, we’re excited to share a first-hand account of a fellow type 1 and friend here in Indianapolis, who spent three weeks this summer on a mission trip to Mozambique, Africa. Her aim: to help develop a health plan for the people in that Third…Read more »
There are many different ways of dealing with the daunting feeling of being diagnosed with a consuming chronic illness like diabetes.
For Mary Rooney, a fellow type 1 diagnosed as an adult in March 2011, getting involved in the research side was one of the best diabetes decisions she made.
While the 30-something (who happens to live nearby here in San Francisco) admits to being pretty scared at diagnosis, she drew from her own experience…
We’re huge supporters of the Behavorial Diabetes Institute (BDI) and the efforts of this great San Diego-based non-profit to embrace the emotional and psychosocial side of diabetes. That’s why the recent news about the BDI’s financial struggles has been tough to hear.
Director of the BDI is of course the famous Dr. Bill Polonsky, but he’s also depended a lot on co-founder Dr. Susan Guzman, who was instrumental in launching the organization in 2003 and…
As the saying goes: Being a teenager is tough enough, without diabetes tossed into the mix.
So we’re always so encouraged to see teens with diabetes (TWDs?) pushing boundaries and embracing the mantra of “You Can Do This,” proving that diabetes doesn’t have to stop you from achieving dreams.
In keeping with that theme, we’re happy to feature 15-year-old Haley Maurice from Pheonix, AZ, who was diagnosed about eight years ago and is now embarking…
One of our diabetes friends from Melbourne, Australia, is Renza Scibilia, a type 1 since 1998 who we’ve had the honor of knowing in the Diabetes Online Community for years now. Though we’ve been interacting online for a while, it wasn’t until the ADA Scientific Sessions in June 2013 that I finally had the chance to meet Renza in person — huddling at the convention center there in Chicago with our much-needed cups of coffee…Read more »