When I was a guest on cancer-patients podcast last week, the hosts asked me if we PWDs don’t get frustrated: cancer seems to have all the big celebrities behind it, and make all the big headlines. Does it ever bother your community that diabetes doesn’t get that level of attention? I was a bit dumbfounded. But then I thought of the Children’s Congress. Today, a close look at what some (big AND little) folks are…Read more »
As you know, I’ve been trolling through the copious creative designs we received in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge, and today I’d like to take a moment to highlight those focusing on mentoring or community-based games to teach people about improving their diabetes management.
This issue is near and dear to my heart, ’cause that’s what the online community of blogs and social networks provides for me personally — minus the gaming aspect, for the…
Today, meet the Grand Prize winners of the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, two graduate students who came up with the $10,000 idea for improving life with this illness. CONGRATULATIONS!
Eric Schickli, a 23-year-old grad student in Northwestern University’s Engineering Design and Innovation masters program (essentially a combined design and engineering program), and an aspiring product design engineer.
Samanatha Katz, a 26-year-old grad student majoring in Healthcare Enterprise Management, Marketing, and Design through…Read more »
Forget about risk factors: nothing gives people the “diabetes wake-up call” like getting diagnosed yourself — or living through it with a loved one. The latter is what happened recently to Academy-Award winner Olympia Dukakis, whose husband Louis Zorich was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last winter.
Suddenly, diabetes awareness was a top-of-mind issue for the couple, as they realized that early screening may have saved Louis’ life and limb. Olympia has joined forces with…
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet with the legendary Dr. Denise Faustman for a latte and a long talk last week in Boston. While I expected her to be smart as a whip, what I didn’t expect was the bubbly personality. She has an infectious giggle and a glimmer in her eyes when she talks about her work (which she is excellent at promoting, btw — her PR manager sought me out).…Read more »