This past weekend, 17 of the leading researchers in the diabetes community traveled to San Diego, CA, to speak at TEDxDelMar, an exciting day-long conference focused on the latest breakthroughs and continuing challenges in the search for a cure. Although the cure was the main focus of the day, TEDxDelMar also featured discussions on living well with diabetes (with talks including Dr. Steve Edelman and Dr. Bill Polonsky) and the future of diabetes technology (with…Read more »
Although type 2s make up the majority of people with diabetes, they’re actually the minority of diabetes bloggers. At the ‘Mine, we’re always mindful of bridging the gap between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes and working to dispel some myths and misconceptions, so we’ve invited several type 2 bloggers to share their stories and experiences with us here.
We met Ronnie Gregory, author of The Poor Diabetic blog, at the Roche Diabetes Social…
What do you get when one Australian diabetes blogger decides to hit the States for a multi-city tour aiming to connect him with a whole mess of U.S. online diabetes advocate friends, asking them to show up at either Los Angeles, Kansas City, or New York City?
You get Simonpalooza, a diabetes meet-up of epic proportions. Conceived earlier this summer when Simon, a 30-something type 1 who guest blogged for us about living with diabetes…Read more »
All across the world, countries are facing a difficult economic time. But there are few places in the developed world in as critical condition as Greece, where unemployment has reached staggering heights. Like the U.S., Greece’s healthcare is built on private insurance companies, and nowadays, more and more people with diabetes are unable to afford their medications.
In our continuing series on diabetes across the globe, Lena Zafeiriou, a 37-year-old type 1 living in Athens,…
The funny thing about diabetes is that it can actually be, well… kinda funny! Although diabetes on the whole is no joke, there are plenty of moments in living day-in and day-out with this chronic illness madness that provide some chuckles. This month’s Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) blog carnival is all about the lighter side of diabetes. Laughter certainly is one of the best medicines for PWDs. Here are Allison and Amy’s answers to…Read more »