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…
A friend in the health business recommended this book. (Thank you, Matthew!) I googled it, and found it was written back in 1985 and fits this description:
"A young Englishwoman grapples with a singularly unstable type of diabetes."
Based on those few facts, and mainly on the title, I was expecting a helping of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll with my diabetes reading for a change. Turns out Metal Jam is named after the…
Happy Diabetes Alert Day! OK, so it's not a real holiday, but once a year in March, the American Diabetes Association holds its one-day "wake-up call" to encourage Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test, which is a short, seven question online test to determine one's risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This year, for every Diabetes Risk Test taken between now and April 27, Boar’s Head will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association…Read more »