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 »
Happy President’s Day! This seemed like a great time to introduce you to someone doing some serious advocacy work on our behalf on Capitol Hill — the American Diabetes Association’s newest National Youth Advocate, 17-year-old Logan Nicole Gregory.
Logan lives with her parents and two sisters in Lexington, Kentucky, where she has been a diabetes advocate since she was in first grade (!). Logan has been a Walk Ambassador for several years, and has spoken…
Nicholas Gibson is a 20-year type 1 diabetic and sociology Ph.D. student and Instructor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He has 5 years of management experience at diabetes summer camps for kids, and over a year of clinical research oversight at the University of California Irvine Medical Center.
His current research interests include the intersection of technology and self-care, and the impact of knowledge and technology on patient self-concept. He joins us today…
Last Spring, the DOC was abuzz when a casting call went out for MTV’s reality series “True Life.” The producers were planning to make a one-hour documentary on diabetes, and they were looking for folks to submit their stories. Understandably, many people were wary of what kind of “reality” MTV would create with this show. What kind of people would they choose to represent PWDs? Would they overhype or downplay different parts of life with…Read more »
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the first-of-its kind e-Patient Bootcamp program held at the offices of Edelman PR in New York City. The event was hosted by the venerable leader of the e-Patient movement, Dave deBronkart. e-Patient Dave, as he’s more commonly known, has an incredibly moving story: after being diagnosed with “terminal” metastasized kidney cancer, he managed to beat the odds by using the internet and his own stubborn persistence to…Read more »