I knew Theresa Garnero was someone special before I even met her. She not only won the honor of AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year in 2004-2005, but she also recently won the Inspired by Diabetes contest — for a “Pin the Pancreas on the Piggy” game, no less. She also contributed to this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge, with a completely goofy product idea called the “Pet Pancreas” that says silly D-things when you press…Read more »
Happy Independence Day, All! Well now, this seems like a good day to talk a little about our “closet diabetes rebels,” aka the small — or not so small — things we all do to assert our independence over this stupid disease.
For my part:
1) It’s summer, for God’s sake, and I love sandals and flip-flops as much as anyone. Like Kerri, I universally ignore my doctor’s advice to “never wear open-toed shoes.” Are…
Welcome to the latest edition of the Diabetic Partner Follies, where the partners of people with diabetes (PWDs) come to share their stories. Ginger and her husband Doug have had it tough; his health issues go beyond struggling with blood sugar. Understandably, she is scared. And worn out. And — well, let’s hear it from her:
I just last night tried to find something out on why diabetics do not heal well. I…
I wanted to mention that last Friday, I was privileged to spend the day with Jeff Hitchcock, founder of Children with Diabetes, and Dr. Steven Edelman, founder of TCOYD. I was reminded how the worst things in life sometimes do bring out the best in people.
Watch the whole thing:
More on the video HERE.…Read more »
I slept late on Saturday. And as much of a treat as that was, I knew I was in trouble. I planned to do my big two-hour workout at 10:15am that morning, and now I had just one hour to eat and adjust my insulin dosing. This was going to be tricky.
I tried to do the super-low-carb breakfast, in order to keep insulin requirements down to null, but instead reaffirmed that I just can’t…