Although we all either have our own D-dads or are a D-dad, many of us consider Jeff Hitchcock to be an honorary member of the family. Jeff is the founder of Childrenwithdiabetes.com, which has become a phenomenal resource for information and emotional support for families since its launch in 1995. Jeff became a D-dad in 1989, when his daughter, Marissa, now 24 and recently married, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He was inspired to…Read more »
Another month has come and gone — and in the spirit of this past weekend's Thanksgiving holiday, we are thankful to be part of such an amazing blogging community. Here's a small sampling of noteworthy posts from bloggers we're thankful to know:
November was of course National Diabetes Awareness Month and there was a lot of awareness-raising going on in the DOC. Gina hosted the 7th annual DBlog Day, Lee Ann organized the World Diabetes…Read more »
Lots of organizations are working on new ways to accomplish islet cell transplantation in which the immune system does not kill off the transplanted cells. If they could do that, we'd likely have a cure for diabetes. But it ain't easy, especially because we're talking about transplanting into people whose immune systems are in mega-attack mode to begin with (type 1 diabetics).
The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) in Florida is currently working on this challenge…
If you have diabetes and have not yet been to a local TCOYD event, boo on you. Seriously, you are missing out!
These day-long conferences, taking place on Saturdays in "smaller venues" around the country (i.e. cities like Albany and Providence, instead of NYC and Boston) are geared at all of us "local people" with diabetes who could use a boost of information and motivation. Who couldn't use that? Plus, you get free lunch (yes,…
Get ready for a slew of diabetes news announcements, because the ADA’s huge annual conference starts today!
I'll be on an airplane pretty much all day (Friday) heading out to Orlando to cover this conference live, although I must warn you: it’s quite overwhelming. Running around the 450,000 square-foot convention center trying to see every diabetes company represented in the enormous exhibit halls while hundreds of symposia and other talk sessions are happening simultaneously is…Read more »