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 »
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 »