How many of you just hate lugging around tons of diabetes junk, only to find yourself rifling through the black hole of your bag, looking for your glucose meter or spare insulin pen? Jen Dorn, a 34-year-old type 1 diabetic for the last 20 years, sympathizes. After lugging around her own medical-looking pack for years, she finally decided to pursue her dream to create a line of stylish but functional handbags and messenger bags for…Read more »
Hola, DOC Friends. Happy Leap Year Day! The month of February is always short but sweet, no?
Please enjoy our monthly carnival of some of the best reading around the diabetes blogosphere:
No matter how many times you do something, sometimes it just doesn’t get any easier. Colleen Skinner is having some trouble inserting her Dexcom sensors. Are you a pro? Let her know!
What exactly do “lifestyle changes” mean? Type 2 author and blogger…
Can’t get insurance coverage because of a pre-existing medical condition… like say, diabetes? A new temporary federal program allows PWDs and others to buy individual health insurance, at least for the next few years.
By D’Mine Columnist / Correspondent Wil Dubois
Until very recently, the health insurance industry commonly referred to type 1 diabetes as an “automatic denial” condition. In many states it simply wasn’t possible for T1s to buy individual health insurance for…
Just a few weeks after we published our last update on flying with diabetes, the Transport Security Administration (TSA) made a big announcement in response to all the hullaballoo about its agents mistakenly subjecting travelers with health conditions to invasive searches and disregarding their special needs: it launched a program called TSA Cares, “a toll-free helpline for travelers with disabilities and medical needs.”
So what can a helpline really do?
According to the announcement and…
We’re traveling around the world again for our ongoing series about Global Diabetes — what’s it like to live with this illness in parts unknown? Today we are joined by Senthil Nathan, blogging about diabetes from Chennai, India, a country of more than a billion people. He reminds us that India is a land of diversity, so whatever he shares here “has to be taken as a microview of a land in which people speak…Read more »