Today is annual Diabetes Alert Day — an important day, I suppose, for finding all those “hidden” type 2 diabetics out there who don’t yet know they have it — but for us already living with diabetes, a somewhat enigmatic campaign. Also, for those of us concerned with type 1 diabetes, today seems like an excellent day to do some advocating on the symptoms and risk factors for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes,…Read more »
In a new angle on a diabetes book (or is it?) longtime type 1 PWD and registered nurse Rita Girouard Mertig has published a new guide-to-living-with-D book called, “What Nurses Know… Diabetes: the Answers You Need from the People You Trust.” Somehow the publisher found me and sent me a review copy – surprising in this case because this author seems to be oblivious to the patient/online community. But I’ll get to that in a…Read more »
We love hearing about all variety of diabetes awareness projects here at the ‘Mine, and with my personal love of theater, I wanted to share this awesome initiative from University of Tennessee senior, Andy Rogers. Andy, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, is also minoring in theater (now that’s a combination you don’t see everyday). As part of his senior project, he has combined his two loves by writing, producing, directing and now starring in…Read more »
We’ve all heard them at one time or another — those insensitive comments that just make you cringe. But what do you say back? We might wish we could share the snarky comeback on the tip of our tongues, but that isn’t always a good idea, especially if this is someone you’ll have to see again (a family member, friend, etc.). A few weeks ago, D-mom blogger Joanne was inspired by a “D-wit” post from…Read more »
Diabetes Awareness Month comes to a close for another year today. I think we can all be proud that we did our very best to be heard. There were hundreds and thousands of blog posts, grassroots education campaigns, and local meet-ups.
We lit up the world!
We gave “Blue Fridays” a new meaning!
The Big Blue Test campaign was a huge-mongous success! (Congrats and we love you, Manny!)
On top of that, research progressed, as…