What do you think of when you hear the phrase “herbal supplements”? Quack medicine? Snake oil? One of those cheesy natural-method pitch emails we all get? When I first heard about NaturEra from some colleagues who are highly respected diabetes educators, I have to admit, I was very skeptical. But the company was allowed to present this summer at both the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions and at the poster session for the American Association…Read more »
People with diabetes have to combat a myriad of myths and misconceptions. Among the most prevalent is the idea that people with type 2 diabetes are “fat and lazy” individuals who “brought it on themselves.” While obesity and lifestyle can certainly contribute to a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, it is by no means a catch-all requirement.
That’s why the story of John Anderson, a life-long athlete with type 2 diabetes, is so intriguing. John is…
Funny what you find when you clean out your closets. As I was sorting through some of the piles of diabetes-related materials in my office last week, I uncovered this cheery-looking little book called “My Life as a Pancreas” by Priscilla Call Essert:
Someone had sent it to me for review a while back, and I guess I set it aside thinking it was a kids’ book. Luckily, this time I grabbed it for some…Read more »
Richard Vaughn is a bit of a legend in the diabetes online community. Known more widely as Richard157 on several diabetes forums, Richard began sharing his story of living with type 1 diabetes for over 60 years via forum posts in 2007 and has become an inspiration for many. Last week, Richard also became a self-published author, releasing his memoirs, Beating The Odds: 64 Years of Diabetes Health, on Amazon.com.
Born in 1939 in rural…
After at least 20 minutes of research, here they are, in Letterman-style countdown order:
10. High Fat Diets Make Us Lazy & Stupid (Really? Us? Or just the rats?)
9. dLife: People are Stupid (a little dated, but still relevant?)
8. Eureka! It’s the Soda’s Fault
7. Ultra Diabetes on Wikipedia (sort of – eat your heart out, Wilford)
6. Diabeetus Defined, also from the “Uncyclopedia”
5. “Obamacare to be like Christmas” – OK, this…