We’ve all heard them at one time or another — those insensitive comments that just make you cringe. But what do you say back? We might wish we could share the snarky comeback on the tip of our tongues, but that isn’t always a good idea, especially if this is someone you’ll have to see again (a family member, friend, etc.). A few weeks ago, D-mom blogger Joanne was inspired by a “D-wit” post from…Read more »
With the fiscal year ending on Friday, it’s time to make any last minute tax-deductible donations. Fortunately, the diabetes community is not short on non-profit organizations dedicated to educating, assisting, and eventually curing people with diabetes. The most visible organizations are, of course, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. But there are many others worthy of your philanthropic consideration. Here’s a list of a few great D-causes where you might possibly…Read more »
Get your mouse ready! The Diabetes Education & Camping Association — the organization that brings education resources and support to the 185 diabetes camps in North America — needs your help (in the form of clicks) to win the Pepsi Refresh Challenge.
Pepsi might seem like an unlikely source of funding, but DECA is in the running for a $50,000 grant to launch DStory – My Life with Diabetes, a video series “that will empower…
Ever wonder what happened to the winning entries in the DiabetesMine Design Challenge? In many cases, the entrants went on to get good jobs in the diabetes industry or related fields. But what about their actual design concepts coming to fruition?
I was thrilled to be contacted recently by the winners of last year’s Most Creative Concept category, a newly formed student group at Northwestern University called Design for America. The group is multidisciplinary, including…
Being a teen is difficult enough, but when you add diabetes into the mix, the adolescent years become even more complicated and emotionally overwhelming. I know that’s not breaking news, but today we bring you a new workbook called Help with the Hard Stuff, coming out soon to aid both parents and teens deal with the difficult questions surrounding teens’ health: everything from feeling invincible, to how to handle depression and guilt over diabetes, to…Read more »