Here at the ‘Mine, we are constantly amazed and in awe of the work that so many folks are doing in the name of diabetes awareness. From parents of children with diabetes, to adults with diabetes, to even siblings and spouses and friends, there are so many worthwhile advocacy projects that we’d like to showcase … So we’re launching a new series, called Amazing Advocates (for lack of a better term ), because these folks…Read more »
The Artificial Pancreas has the potential to become a huge leap forward in diabetes care. As anxious as all of us are to push the boundaries in diabetes technology, we can’t forget the importance of clinical trials; nothing will move forward without real patients ready and willing to strap on the gear and let researchers observe them for hours on end, most of the time in a clinical setting.
That might not seem like the…Read more »
Filmmakers Lisa Hepner and her husband, Guy Mossman, are on a mission to bring the story of diabetes and the quest to find a cure to the silver screen. For Lisa, it’s not just professional — it’s personal. Lisa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 20 years ago while in college and has worked for the past 15 years producing documentaries for the likes of Discovery Channel, TLC, MTV and PBS. Now she wants to…Read more »
Thinking about eating healthy during the holidays is never fun… but when you’re talking about healthy holiday eating with celeb chef hottie Sam Talbot, a type 1 PWD, things start to get a little more fun! 33-year-old Sam joined the ranks of celeb chefs after his appearance as “Fan Favorite” on Bravo’s Top Chef’s Season Two and has become a darling of the diabetes community for his work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Such is the case with Carolyn Jäger, a 36-year-old New Hampshire-based wife and mom, who grew up with a younger sister with type 1 diabetes and was diagnosed herself at age 13 — on her mom’s birthday (ouch!). Carolyn’s mom designed homemade meter cases for Carolyn and her sister, Susan, but it wasn’t until after many years of working as a retail buyer that Carolyn was…Read more »