One of our diabetes friends from Melbourne, Australia, is Renza Scibilia, a type 1 since 1998 who we’ve had the honor of knowing in the Diabetes Online Community for years now. Though we’ve been interacting online for a while, it wasn’t until the ADA Scientific Sessions in June 2013 that I finally had the chance to meet Renza in person — huddling at the convention center there in Chicago with our much-needed cups of coffee…Read more »
If we’re gonna play games, let’s do it right…
Remember that when you pass Go, you need to “Test and Not Guess”… ha!
As always, thanks to fellow type 1 PWD Terry Keelan in California, who’s continuing his popular If Diabetics Ran The World cartoon series that never fails to bring a smile.
Patient Engagement. It means different things to different people. Until recently, the term was mostly used by corporations as a euphemism for brand loyalty to their medical products, or by healthcare providers as the antidote to “noncompliance.” We at the ‘Mine think of engagement not so much as what others convince us to do, but as a chance for patients to take the reigns, acting as catalysts for change themselves. That’s what the DiabetesMine Innovation…Read more »
It’s taken me a little longer than expected to get around to posting this review of Erin Spineto’s new book “Islands and Insulin“ — but hey, good things take time, right? It’s a different kind of diabetes book from any I’ve encountered so far; it’s a narrative of a huge sailing adventure + the college-age experiences that shaped Erin’s life, with a generous helping of diabetes on the side — rather than the other way…Read more »
Remember those fun educational toys from the past like Legos, Lincoln Logs and Speak & Spell, that not only were cool to play with but also taught us something?
Well soon enough, we PWDs may have one of our own: the new Hemoglobin A1C action figure!
Wait… a toy HbA1C?! Yep, you read that right. There could soon be a toy based on the three-month average test that those of us in the Diabetes Community…