Brenda Novak is best known to the world as a New York Times best-selling author of historical and contemporary romance novels. But to the diabetes community, she’s famous for being the founder of Brenda Novak’s Annual Auction for the Cure of Diabetes, which has raised more than $1 million for diabetes research. It’s not just a one-shot (pardon the pun!) deal. The auction takes place over not just one evening, or even one day —…Read more »
We love grassroots advocates — regular folks who recognize a need in their community and step up to the plate! Earlier this year, we decided these unsung heroes of the diabetes community deserved a spotlight of their own, which is why we launched our Amazing Advocates series. This month, we’re highlighting Merle Gleeson, a PWD for nearly 50 (!) years who founded the Type 1 Diabetes Lounge almost 15 years ago. As far as diabetes…Read more »
After the whole Paula Deen controversy earlier this year, we were interested in seeing what her “Diabetes In a New Light” cooking campaign was going to be all about. That chance arose recently when Indiana-based fellow D-blogger and journalist Mike Hoskins took a bus ride to Chicago, where one of Paula’s sons was doing a cooking demonstration showing their new “diabetes friendly” Southern recipes. Mike had the chance to not only watch the demo and…Read more »
We first heard about Roger Ressmeyer (from Amy’s endo) when he was selected as one of the top 20 finalists for the Space Race 2012, with a Grand Prize of a sub-orbital space flight! Unfortunately, we later learned Roger is no longer in the running, but his track record of pushing boundaries actually starts much earlier. Diagnosed with type 1 at age 13, Roger started work as an international photojournalist in the 1970s. Although he…Read more »
Last week, we interviewed the American Diabetes Association’s CEO Larry Hausner on that organization’s ambitious plans for the next few years. FYI, Larry is also currently chair of the board of directors of the National Health Council (NHC), a national patient policy organization representing all people living with chronic illness.
In our phone interview, in which he was very generous with his time, we talked about what the NHC organization does, along with asking Larry…