This is our first in a series of interviews with the 10 winners of the 2012 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest, who were announced back in June. If you’re at all interested in how diabetes technology might best address the real-world issues we PWDs (people with diabetes) face, then you should really hear what Shara Bialo has to say! This 28-year-old from Rhode Island has been living with type 1 since age 9, and as a…Read more »
It is always exciting to see one of “our own” — a diabetes blogger and advocate — find success offline. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the publication of a new book, Kids First, Diabetes Second by Leighann Calentine, the author of D-Mom Blog and mom to Quinn, a 7-year-old PWD who was diagnosed with type 1 four years ago. Like many of us, Leighann started blogging to share support and information, and now she’s…Read more »
We all know that teenager-hood with diabetes can be extremely challenging. Also for the parents, of course. And if your teen is anything like I was, the phrase, “You just don’t understand!” is regularly heard around the home. As a parent, you probably feel like your teen doesn’t understand either! That’s why Brad Lowder, a Northern California-based real estate agent with a strong background in media and advertising, created 1SweetLife — an online community just…Read more »
Remember the story of filmmaker and D-Mom Jenny MacKenzie, who’s working on a documentary about life with diabetes called SUGAR BABIES?
Well, she has some updates about her project that features six families’ personal stories coping with different types of diabetes in America.
She and her team are now in the final stages of the filming process. There are just about two weeks left of a fundraising campaign that ends July 23, with the goal…
There are so many extraordinary grassroots advocates making a difference in their local communities that we’re honored to highlight their tireless work with an ongoing series, fittingly titled “Amazing Diabetes Advocates“!
This month we’re bringing you Tamar Sofer-Geri, mom to 12-year-old Tia, who was diagnosed with type 1 three years ago. Tamar is founder and Executive Director of Carb DM (get the reference?!), a support group for families dealing with diabetes in the San Francisco…