In a new angle on a diabetes book (or is it?) longtime type 1 PWD and registered nurse Rita Girouard Mertig has published a new guide-to-living-with-D book called, “What Nurses Know… Diabetes: the Answers You Need from the People You Trust.” Somehow the publisher found me and sent me a review copy – surprising in this case because this author seems to be oblivious to the patient/online community. But I’ll get to that in a…Read more »
Although I was diagnosed at age 8, I spent most of my childhood pretty much oblivious to diabetes advocacy. My family raised money for the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, but that was it. Only in high school did I become more aware of the devastating impact that diabetes has on people. I applied to be a JDRF Children’s Congress delegate at age 15, and in June 2001, my mother and I traveled to Washington,…Read more »
I’ll be flying myself soon for the first time since TSA introduced its new, more invasive screening procedures. And frankly, I’m really getting a bit nervous now — especially in light of the disastrously insensitive approach some TSA agents seem to take to administering pat-downs to people wearing medical devices. (Who read about the bladder cancer survivor whose urostomy bag they broke?!)
This seemed like a good moment to check in with the American Diabetes…
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:
Happy, happy long Thanksgiving weekend, everyone!
We here at the ‘Mine we are taking a few days off — whew. And no, in case you’re wondering, we’re not spending Thanksgiving in the hotel. That sure would blow. (Although we’re still living in that dump suite ).
We’ll be enjoying too much food with good friends at their house on Thursday, and then the rest of the weekend in gorgeous Big Sur. Yay!!
Speaking of too…