Let’s be real: when it comes to taking care of kids with diabetes, it can seem like a mom’s world. We know that dads love their kids just as much, but sometimes it can seem like moms are the only ones going to doctor’s appointments, picking up prescriptions, and negotiating 504 plans. Women also tend to be more comfortable talking about their emotions, so it’s no surprise that we have a huge community of D-mom…Read more »
Allison and I are happy to be part of the “You Can Do This” diabetes awareness campaign!
Huge thanks to D-blogger Kim from Texting My Pancreas for initiating this campaign: calling all PWDs to share our stories and our struggles via video. (Check out the campaign coverage in Diabetes Forecast – cool!)
Please see our “home movie” contributions below.
You Can Do This
— by AmyT & Family
You Can Do This
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 —…