After the whole Paula Deen controversy earlier this year, we were interested in seeing what her “Diabetes In a New Light” cooking campaign was going to be all about. That chance arose recently when Indiana-based fellow D-blogger and journalist Mike Hoskins took a bus ride to Chicago, where one of Paula’s sons was doing a cooking demonstration showing their new “diabetes friendly” Southern recipes. Mike had the chance to not only watch the demo and…Read more »
As many of you may know, my husband/consulting partner and I were approached by Roche Diabetes’ Accu-Chek team a few years back with a challenging project request: how could we help them best “embrace” the burgeoning online diabetes patient community (what is now known lovingly as the DOC)? Our suggestion was hosting an in-person summit, to offer us cyber-advocates a rare chance to meet each other, as well as an unprecedented “peek behind the curtain”…Read more »
We first heard about Roger Ressmeyer (from Amy’s endo) when he was selected as one of the top 20 finalists for the Space Race 2012, with a Grand Prize of a sub-orbital space flight! Unfortunately, we later learned Roger is no longer in the running, but his track record of pushing boundaries actually starts much earlier. Diagnosed with type 1 at age 13, Roger started work as an international photojournalist in the 1970s. Although he…Read more »
Grassroots advocates, we love you! That’s why we recently launched a new series to showcase these oft-overlooked activists working so hard out “in the trenches” to raise awareness and help fellow patients.
Today, we’re talking with Canadian Barbara Wagstaff (aka Barb Marche), founder of the community website aptly named
By D’Mine Columnist / Correspondent Wil Dubois
Canadian Barbara Wagstaff created the site Diabetes Advocacy following what can only be described as the…