We’re back with another edition of our Global Diabetes series, in which we’ve “traveled the world” to bring you the stories of people living with diabetes, from Germany and Spain to India and the United Arab Emirates. Today, Anja Nielsen joins us from Copenhagen, Denmark, where approximately 5% of the population has diabetes. Anja was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999, and soon after became an active diabetes advocate, involved in both the International…Read more »
There are so many extraordinary grassroots advocates making a difference in their local communities that we’re honored to highlight their tireless work with an ongoing series, fittingly titled “Amazing Diabetes Advocates“!
This month we’re bringing you Tamar Sofer-Geri, mom to 12-year-old Tia, who was diagnosed with type 1 three years ago. Tamar is founder and Executive Director of Carb DM (get the reference?!), a support group for families dealing with diabetes in the San Francisco…
So, there was a lot of conference coverage and interesting diabetes discussion coming out of the recent ADA Scientific Sessions. We enjoyed being able to mix with the experts on D-research and treatment. But those of us living with diabetes have our own perspective, of course. Not least was observing some striking ironies that materialized in many corners of the convention center and downtown Philly. For example:
Despite her supposedly acting as the face of…Read more »
It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since the intrepid D-blogger and advocate Kim Vlasnik was inspired by Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” viral video campaign to create the equally awe-inspiring “You Can Do This!” campaign.
Kim’s campaign has brought together dozens of videos, from type 1s to type 2s, children to adults, parents to D-celebs, all of whom want to let you know that even if you’re struggling with diabetes… you can…
Too many medical professionals are disconnected from us people with diabetes (PWDs) and they’re missing the point on how to help us manage our diabetes. Yet, they are passionate and so want to reach us.
That’s my main takeaway from the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions, as a newbie attending this mass diabetes conference for the very first time.
Rookie observations are what you’ll find here, now that I’ve had a chance to stop…