So you haven’t heard of D-Blog Week? Created last May by Karen from Bittersweet Diabetes, D-Blog Week is a week-long challenge to reflect and respond to a series of prompts as a whole community. This year, there are already over 100 bloggers joining in! Amy and I will be contributing our thoughts here at the ‘Mine all this week, and we’re so excited to be a part of this community effort. The DOC rocks! How…Read more »
While most kids were busy thinking about Barbies and video games, Leah Fox was busy building a business plan. Now the ripe age of 14, Leah knew the power of an insulin pump early on, and she wanted to make sure that other kids had a chance to experience the same freedom. With a passion for beading, she started her own company a few years ago, called Dragonfly Jewelry, to help kids with diabetes.
Phil Southerland has guts.
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age seven months, this competitive cyclist has never let anything stand in the way of his dreams and goals: not the competition, not a troubled childhood, not a leg injury, and certainly not a broken pancreas. He’s living out his life with perseverance and panache.
Phil Southerland is best known as the CEO of Team Type 1, the world’s first diabetic cycling team which rode…
Another month gone by already? Wow! It’s certainly been a busy one here at the ‘Mine, and there’s been a lot going on around the Diabetes Online Community as well. Check out a few blog posts we think shouldn’t be missed!
A belated but very deserved congratulations to Lee Ann Thill, who has been accepted into grad school and will begin work this summer on her PhD in Art Therapy for children with diabetes. Way…Read more »
If you’re at all interested in diabetes technology and patient advocacy, you should get to know Bernard Farrell. He’s a software architect, patient advocate, diabetes technology blogger and father of six (!) In his “spare time” he’s agreed to act as one of our expert judges in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge, the $25,000 innovation contest open for submissions until this Friday, April 29 — coming up fast!
Bernard has had type 1 diabetes himself…