Paula Deen is facing the music, on the eve of her birthday nonetheless (tomorrow). She and her publicist must have had a phone-a-thon today as she made herself available to the media, inevitably to answer to accusations of hypocrisy, profiteering, and just being a downright bad role model for people with diabetes everywhere. I got a scant 15 minutes on the phone with her, and all I can say is, she sure sounded like a…Read more »
Last month, I attended a meeting with the Helmsley Charitable Trust folks in New York, brainstorming with some community leaders on how we can best work together to make life better for people with type 1 diabetes everywhere. One of the folks I met on that trip was Merith Basey, the young, enthusiastic Director of International Operations at the Virginia-based non-profit organization AYUDA (American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad). Some things that Merith told me about…Read more »
This year is coming to an end, and over the past 12 months, we’ve been sharing our favorite posts each month from all around the DOC. Today, we’re reviewing a few of our overall favorites from 2011, plus a couple of excellent stand-outs from December. Enjoy!
Inspired by Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” initiative, Kim Vlasnik launched the You Can Do This Project earlier this summer. Her goal: to inspire PWDs everywhere that they…
We wrapped up the year here at DiabetesMine with our traditional year in review post — outlining everything we thought was BIG for our year in diabetes. That got us thinking:
What did the major diabetes advocacy organizations and patient communities in this country believe were their biggest accomplishments in 2011? How would they describe the year? And what are their flagship plans / goals / strategies for continuing to help the diabetes community in…
Some of you may remember Jonny White from the post we wrote recently on his documentary film project called Welcome to Type 1. Jonny lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, and works as a lecturer in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and at UCLA Extension. He’s also an all-around diabetes advocate, diagnosed himself with type 1 at age 15. Most recently, he’s been instrumental in launching a sweeping new international diabetes advocacy “task force” of…Read more »