Employers enforce some stupid policies sometimes, for sure, but this one absolutely takes the cake! (or the chips, as it were) Last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was forced to file a federal court suit against Walgreens for throwing a long-term employee with diabetes out on the street in 2008 after she ate a bag of $1.39 chips to offset a glucose low. She paid afterward, but hadn’t wanted to abandon her cash…Read more »
From the did-you-know file: today, Sept. 13, is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day.
I have it. Or at least I’m forced to live like I do, with a severe wheat allergy that forces me to eat only gluten-free foods. Ugh! I’ve bitched about this difficult condition before: here, here, and here.
Life can be awfully tough in a world literally rolling in a staple food ingredient that makes you very sick. Recently I stumbled on…
When we reported last summer about the Helmsley Charitable Trust developing an open national registry for type 1 diabetes, we were envisioning some kind of dry database, or perhaps a big listing of sorts like ClinicalTrials.gov. We sure as heck weren’t expecting the kind of social media “wow factor” that Helmsley has infused into its new site, MyGlu.org. Check it out:
The site is in beta testing now, scheduled to go fully live later this…Read more »
Oftentimes the Diabetes Online Community does feel like a real, organic community — filled with all sorts of wonderful people who share your interests, and are just waiting to become closer friends with you. But it’s hardly a club that any of us elected to join. In fact, it’s scary as all get-out when you’re first diagnosed, with doctors and nurses telling you about all the horrible things you’re going to have to do (take…Read more »
Or is it Impressions? Either way, today is the Second Annual Diabetes Art Day, a day to visually document your experience(s) with diabetes. Founder Lee Ann Thill talked with us last week about this grassroots awareness day, and now the community is buzzing with creative energy as folks of all ages show off their masterworks embodying how they feel about life with diabetes.
Of course, we at the ‘Mine tend to gravitate towards words to…