It’s always exciting to see a member of the D-OC accomplish a goal, so we’re thrilled to announce the release of Ginger Vieira’s self-published book, Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger has lived with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease since 1999, but she’s most recognized for being a powerlifter (she’s set 15 records in drug-tested powerlifting) and owner of a life coaching business called Living in Progress. Ginger is powerfully committed to motivating and encouraging…Read more »
George Simmons is our resident diabetes community “Ninja,” meaning he somehow conjures the forces of nature to aid him in his legendary quest for a healthy life. (Ninjas also apparently have some wicked urban abilities you might not know about.) One of George’s wicked abilities is being an absolutely amazing father, I am told. Today, we asked George to share how diabetes and being a dad can possibly mix:
A Guest Post by George “Ninjabetic”…Read more »
As reported yesterday, the JDRF Capitol Chapter hosted their first annual research summit in Bethesda, MD, on Saturday. Just days before, the staff reported that they were expecting more than 400 people. Not bad! The line-up included talks on the rise of type 1 diabetes, preventing type 1, the latest in artificial pancreas technology, and why human studies are crucial for the next steps in research.
I sat alongside several other D-bloggers, including Scott Strumello,…
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the JDRF Capitol Chapter’s first annual Research Summit in Bethesda, MD. The summit had a very impressive line-up, including Dan Hurley, author of the book Diabetes Rising, and Dr. Aaron Kowalski, JDRF’s Vice President of Treatment Therapies.
I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Edward Damiano, a researcher at Boston University who’s currently steeped in multi-day human trials for the control algorithm on the artificial…
I’ve interviewed athletes, musicians, artists, and even acrobats with type 1 diabetes. But Nat Strand “takes the cake,” if you’ll excuse the expression. She’s a 31-year-old anesthesiologist who, along with fellow doctor and friend Kat Chang, won the 2010 reality TV Amazing Race competition, which challenges two-person teams to race across the globe in a frenzied international scavenger hunt with just one backpack each and very little money. Contestants travel by bus, hot air balloon…Read more »