We’re traveling around the world again for our ongoing series about Global Diabetes — what’s it like to live with this illness in parts unknown? Today we are joined by Senthil Nathan, blogging about diabetes from Chennai, India, a country of more than a billion people. He reminds us that India is a land of diversity, so whatever he shares here “has to be taken as a microview of a land in which people speak…Read more »
Happy President’s Day! This seemed like a great time to introduce you to someone doing some serious advocacy work on our behalf on Capitol Hill — the American Diabetes Association’s newest National Youth Advocate, 17-year-old Logan Nicole Gregory.
Logan lives with her parents and two sisters in Lexington, Kentucky, where she has been a diabetes advocate since she was in first grade (!). Logan has been a Walk Ambassador for several years, and has spoken…
Kathleen Weaver might be considered the godmother of diabetes bloggers. After all, she started blogging about her experiences back in the dawn of time (about 2003), when the word “blog” brought nothing to mind but a spill of some sort for most folks. For her day job, Kathleen’s an accomplished high school computer science teacher in Dallas, TX. We’re delighted to host Kathleen today, as she provides a little window into her “other” life as…Read more »
Last Spring, the DOC was abuzz when a casting call went out for MTV’s reality series “True Life.” The producers were planning to make a one-hour documentary on diabetes, and they were looking for folks to submit their stories. Understandably, many people were wary of what kind of “reality” MTV would create with this show. What kind of people would they choose to represent PWDs? Would they overhype or downplay different parts of life with…Read more »
Today we’re happy and proud here at DiabetesMine. By all accounts, the DiabetesMine Design Challenge we’ve hosted here for the past three years has been a roaring success. We inspired creative thinkers from all over the country and all over the world to design and showcase more than 300 innovative concepts. We helped place some of these talented young thinkers in key positions in the industry. And we managed – on a patient blog and…Read more »