Several years ago, the American Diabetes Association decided to create a new position called the National Youth Advocate, which would give one lucky teen the chance to meet with Senators and Representatives and travel to summer camps to inspire young kids to get involved in diabetes research and awareness. It’s similar to the JDRF Children’s Congress concept, except for the fact that it’s just one kid for a whole year. This year, Christian Stokes, an…Read more »
Who recognizes the name Lyrehca from the blog Managing the Sweetness Within, chronicling one woman’s efforts to get and stay pregnant while dealing with her lifelong type 1 diabetes? Yes, you guessed it: Lyrehca is coming out of the closet as herself, Cheryl Alkon, now-author of the forthcoming book Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby. Today, Lyrehca (er, Cheryl) shares a brief version of her story, and some don’t-miss tips on diabetes…Read more »
Being diagnosed with diabetes at any age is a shock, but being diagnosed at 18 years old when you’re studying to be prima ballerina in New York City has to be a HUGE shock. That’s what happened to Zippora Karz, who now teaches dance from her home in Los Angeles. This November, at age 44, she’ll be publishing The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina’s Triumph over Diabetes, her memoirs of diagnosis and time in the New…Read more »
Last week, d-bloggers hit social media scene in two ways. First, there was the Roche Diabetes Social Media Summit in Indianapolis… and immediately following that, patient-bloggers took on BlogHer ’09 in Chicago! Kerri Morrone Sparling, author of Six Until Me, was a panelist on the BlogHer panel for patient-bloggers and Lee Ann Thill, from the The Butter Compartment, was our on-the-ground correspondent and shares some of what she learned.
A Guest Post by Lee Ann…
It was a VERY long day, traveling from San Francisco to Indianapolis for the Diabetes Social Media Summit. And it started out pretty hectic, too, what with waking up just after 4am, and with SFO crazy-crowded before 5am. I barely made it through security in time to catch my first flight, so grabbed the quickest gluten-free breakfast choice I could find: the one most people think is “healthy” but shot my sugars into the 300′s…Read more »