In the past few weeks, the diabetes community has suffered several tragedies in losing young people to diabetes. It is shocking and upsetting when diabetes takes the life of anyone, but somehow more so when it cuts a young life so short. Moira McCarthy Stanford is a journalist, a long-time JDRF volunteer and mom to Leigh, 22, and Lauren, 18 — who was diagnosed with type 1 at age 5. Today, Lauren is one of…Read more »
There are so many surprising and wonderful D-stories out there. Sometimes you just have to share. Andy Tiedeman, a 28-year-old self-proclaimed “geek” from the DC area, was 13 years old when he was diagnosed. We found each other recently through the web, and his unusual campaign to raise awareness. Dodgeball for diabetes, really? (I hated that sport in school) But each one of us has to find our own way to cope, and to turn…Read more »
Hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend (here’s hoping you have the day off, too). Our girls had a “five-day weekend” thanks to those former leaders of our nation being honored today. So we honored those guys in the all-American tradition of taking a seven-hour road trip to the country’s favorite theme park:
Greetings from Disneyland!
We sure had fun, but man, was it crowded! One big swarm of bodies and baby strollers under…Read more »
Sometimes it’s the incessant sense of failure with diabetes that gets me down. It’s not so much about strangers making stupid comments, or even me beating myself up for not doing a perfect job of managing my BG levels every day… it’s more about the subtle accusations of people closer to me, those who I feel ought to know better than to even hint at passing judgment.
For example, my husband (normally my best supporter…
Our new Small But Mighty series is taking a look at some of the homegrown companies from folks who know diabetes the best! This week, we’re chatting with Matt Tendler, co-founder of MYLEstone Health, the company that brings us Glucose Buddy, the leading iPhone application for blood sugar logging. Matt was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in college and soon realized the importance of good record-keeping to manage his BG levels.
Formally trained in Business…