Today is my 18th diaversary. That’s DOC slang for the anniversary of my diagnosis. I used to think 18 years with diabetes sounded like a looooong time. Growing up, most of the people I knew had diabetes for about as long as me, because most of my D-friends were the same age as me and were diagnosed around the same time as I was (at age 8). Now that I’m older and have had the…Read more »
All I can say is thank goodness Mary Poppins wasn’t my nanny. Who’d want to burst her bubble?!
Thanks to Mr. Mike Lawson, our social media guru and funnyman, for adding another gem to our collection!…Read more »
This morning, Medtronic Diabetes announced FDA approval and U.S. market launch of its long-awaited mySentry Remote Glucose Monitor, which allows a parent or caregiver to monitor from another room a patient’s MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time Revel System. mySentry was considered “mythical” of late by many observers, since rumors of it have circulated for at least four years.
mySentry is a desktop, or nightstand, monitor, that displays real-time data from a CGM sensor that a PWD is…
We all know the stereotype of someone newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: an overweight adult, lethargic and unhealthy, right? Wrong. Just as society is still unclear on who can get type 1 diabetes (adults too!), type 2 diabetes is rising at alarming rates among children. Even if you don’t typically think this topic affects you personally, remember that all of these newly diagnosed young people with type 2 will become part of our diabetes…Read more »
Why doesn’t the general public seem to care much about the diabetes epidemic? And why don’t most people seem to have a clue about the difference between type 1 and type 2? This lack of recognition is one of our biggest peeves, right?
Well, renown filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie, mother of a now-14-year-old with type 1 diabetes, is on a mission to change all that. She’s hard at work on a full-length documentary film that aims…