We had the opportunity to meet a lot of small business people at this year’s AADE conference, in addition to those from the mega-huge Pharma companies. One company we spotted was GlucoBrands, a Florida-based outfit that’s been making the conference rounds this summer with its GlucoPouch, a new fruity glucose gel. I had a chance to try my sample on the plane back from Vegas when I hit 63 mg/dl right after take-off. Although I…Read more »
A few weeks ago, as part of the Roche Diabetes Social Media Summit, we had the pleasure of meeting and hearing from Jean-Claude Mbanya, the President of the International Diabetes Federation. Jean-Claude gave an impassioned speech at dinner about the plight of underprivileged children in developing countries, many of whom die because of lack of access to insulin. Which is shocking and devastating, considering it has been almost 90 years since the discovery of insulin.…Read more »
Let’s be real: when it comes to taking care of kids with diabetes, it can seem like a mom’s world. We know that dads love their kids just as much, but sometimes it can seem like moms are the only ones going to doctor’s appointments, picking up prescriptions, and negotiating 504 plans. Women also tend to be more comfortable talking about their emotions, so it’s no surprise that we have a huge community of D-mom…Read more »
The only constant in diabetes is that it’s always changing. Numbers go up, numbers go down. Medication doses change. Your body changes. So how on earth do you figure out what to do when things start to go haywire? This month’s Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) carnival is focused on exactly that:
When it comes to diabetes, sometimes it seems things change more than they stay the same. Every so often, we may start to…
Who are the A1c Champions? They’re kind of like a traveling DOC — a group of advocates around the country who volunteer to give motivational talks to groups of PWDs. The program is open to anyone, sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis, and totally worth getting involved in if you have any interest in D-mentorship!
To become a Champion, you just to need to have an A1c of under 7% and a history of successful diabetes self-management —…