Society has many myths and misconceptions about people with diabetes. But even our own community can have some rather interesting “prejudices” about what diabetes is like for other people. After an article on a so-called “Civil War” between type 1 and type 2 diabetes appeared in the Chicago Tribune last fall, we at the ‘Mine decided to start sharing some personal stories of people living with type 2 diabetes, in order to better understand this…Read more »
Today is the anniversary of the birth of our fearless leader, AmyT.
In honor of this momentous occasion, I, her loyal assistant editor and Gal Friday, have taken over for the day to organize a special tribute to this fabulous woman, who has provided us with countless reports of late-breaking diabetes news and represented the patient community with candor, integrity and pizzazz. The DOC certainly wouldn’t be the same without her!
People often ask me…
I first “met” Douglas Cairns (via phone) when I interviewed him in college for a teen diabetes website. Douglas has an incredible story and I’m excited to hear he’s off on another adventure!
After getting kicked out of the Royal Air Force when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 25, Douglas didn’t give up on his passion for flying. Living in Taiwan, he began flying with the Thai Flying Club, and later…Read more »
Today, we feature the most seasoned member of our 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge* judging team: Dr. Rich Jackson, a senior endocrinologist at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, and also Director of Medical Affairs, Healthcare Services, and Strategic Initiatives for that famous clinic.
But don’t be fooled by the fancy titles. Rich is a really down-to-Earth guy. He’s Amy’s co-author and friend, with a very “grounded” view of how technology can help us PWDs live better.…
Ever since Insulet launched the Omnipod five years ago, the patch pump has been gaining steam as the must-have gadget for diabetes device companies. Many companies are in the works developing (or acquiring the technology to develop) their own, from market leaders Medtronic to newcomers like Debiotech with their Jewel pump. Now another company out of London, Cellnovo, is making its way on the scene, and getting some very hot press… but how good is…Read more »