March is Women's History Month, a memorial that's necessary because traditionally, women never made into history books, despite their indelible impact on so many different fields. Diabetes is no exception! From physicians to actors to scientists to athletes, women have been a huge force in improving the care of diabetes and how people perceive this condition. So today, we've chosen to highlight three of those women: Dr. Priscilla White, Eva Saxl and Helen Murray Free. …Read more »
Obviously, the holidays are here. Haven't you heard the Muzak? So... have you done your shopping? We've already surpassed the last night of Hanukkah this year (ugh), but for those of you still looking for something special to make someone with diabetes smile, take a look here first. This is the first official DBMine Holiday Gift Guide, featuring some "out of the box" ideas for giving —
Give the gift of... health items:
You wouldn't believe the weird queries that bring people to diabetes websites. Or maybe you would. If you write a blog yourself, and have ever checked the search terms, I'm sure you've had a chuckle. Among my favorite recent search terms for landing here at the 'Mine are:
"fun facts about the immune system"
"he didn't have medical id"
For your National Diabetes Month reading pleasure, I thought it might be fun…Read more »
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, and the (for you too?) gorgeous weather that blessed us for World Diabetes Day 2010.
Here in San Francisco, Kelly Close and her team at Close Concerns collaborated with the local JDRF chapter, and ADA too, to bring us a fantastic rally at the Yerba Buena Rooftop Gardens near the SF Convention Center. It was a perfect evening:
You'll be happy to know that we surpassed our goal for…Read more »
Another blog contest? Seriously? Why yeeeeesss — and this one introduces a brand new D-learning program coming this January from legendary CDE (certified diabetes educator) Gary Scheiner called Type-1 University!
Essentially Gary, who is also author of the seminal book, "Think Like a Pancreas" (and currently my very own CDE - yay!) has been looking for ways to reach larger groups of patients with his excellent coaching services for insulin users. Type-1 University will be…