Bob Krause is a modern-day diabetes hero. He celebrated his 90th birthday on May 27, and has lived with diabetes for 85 of those years! He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few years after insulin was invented by Banting and Best. Today, he is a retired chemical engineer living in San Diego with his wife, with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage last year. He is the father of two sons…Read more »
June is National Employee Wellness Month, Folks. Did you know?
It’s a campaign created a few years ago by none other than Virgin HealthMiles, a leading provider of employee health programs (go figure). And this year’s initiative is co-sponsored by the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. Why do we smell diabetes all over that?
A lot of the focus here…
Who are the A1c Champions? They’re kind of like a traveling DOC — a group of advocates around the country who volunteer to give motivational talks to groups of PWDs. The program is open to anyone, sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis, and totally worth getting involved in if you have any interest in D-mentorship!
To become a Champion, you just to need to have an A1c of under 7% and a history of successful diabetes self-management —…
The community votes are in! We want to thank everyone for participating; we had nearly 5,000 completed surveys this year.
** Contest Winners Will Be Announced
on June 13, 2011 **
What we can tell you now is that in the “Most Creative” and “Kids’ Category,” we had a few close calls — so the judges will be responsible for deciding tiebreakers.
All of your votes clearly narrowed down our list of 20 Grand Prize…Read more »
A few notes from my personal journal today:
At the risk of sounding harsh, I’m getting a little sick of how people — even those supposedly in the know — lay so much import on a single BG result. It’s nothing but a snapshot in time, I tell you! Don’t like the number on my meter? Wait 10 minutes; it will change. That’s this thing I’ve got called type 1 diabetes.
A few weeks ago,…