It’s incredible to hear about the myriad of creative ways in which people are expressing themselves about diabetes and calling attention to this illness lately, both online and off-line. Just a few short years ago, when I was diagnosed, it seemed the Big Advocacy Organizations were the only games in town. Now, individuals all over the country — and the world — are doing everything from running online auctions to selling lip-gloss to designing merit…Read more »
In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, I’m trying to re-examine perspectives on this illness from all different angles. I ran this across this post at the Mayo Clinic blog reminding me of how difficult a new diagnosis can be on family members. And yet, for adults newly diagnosed with diabetes, so many family members are NOT particularly helpful.
It seemed a great time to revisit the following guest post from 2006, which illustrates family…
Hope you all had a fun Halloween weekend. Somehow the conclusion of that sugar-fest seems a great segue into National Diabetes Awareness Month, no? And the countdown begins to World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14, 2009.
Where to begin describing all the activities planned around the web and around the world to “bring diabetes to light” this month…?
Let’s start with the most fun campaign, the brainchild of Manny Hernandez of TuDiabetes, called the THE…Read more »
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 »
Slowly but surely, a fully integrated “closed loop” or “artificial pancreas” system doesn’t seem so pie-in-the-sky anymore.
By that I mean: the real diabetes device news coming out of this week’s annual ADA Conference was not any product launch in particular, but what I view as a “clear and present” push towards a more automated diabetes management system.
For starters, see the new pre-conference special edition of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, all about “accelerating the…