I know Phil Southerland wouldn’t want me to call him a hero, but I can’t help myself. He has achieved what many thought impossible: creating a team of competitive cyclists with type 1 diabetes on track to become world-class. His efforts in recruiting athletes for Team Type 1, finding pharmaceutical sponsors, training like a maniac, and yet still finding time for motivational speaking around the country are beyond inspirational for people with diabetes everywhere. I…Read more »
I’ve been accused more than once of being too chipper about my diabetes. Heck — I have created “the sunny yellow blog,” after all. So when I received the following email this week, I sat back in my seat and took a deep breath. Writing a book about how much diabetes sucks certainly isn’t all fun and games for some:
I’m a writer living in New York City and have diabetes for over…
Michelle Rago dreams of documenting children’s life with diabetes through an extensive photo exhibit — and she needs our help to do it.
Michelle’s name will be familiar to many ChildrenwithDiabetes families as one of the Elementary Program Staff for the CWD conferences and as the winner of the Jeff Hitchcock Distinguished Service Award in 2006. Michelle is mom to Trent and Maya, who both have diabetes, and to Michaela, who does not. Michelle has…
Just a note to let you all know that my group was automatically dismissed from Jury Duty today, so I am officially off the hook. I can hardly believe it. Let’s hear a communal sigh of relief everyone, please. Why, thank you! And thank you for all your great insights and suggestions as well.
And now I have a moment to flag the fact that today is a special kind of diabetes awareness day,…
I must admit, I love it when famous people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes waste zero time getting involved, and using their celebrity to raise awareness of the cause. You’ve surely heard about Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler’s diagnosis with type 1 diabetes last spring. He’s been very vocal about it. And he still managed to establish himself as one of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks with a Pro Bowl season in 2008.
As…Read more »