Diabetes has never felt like an “invisible illness” to me. I can see the teeny-tiny puncture wounds on my fingers, the juice box that weighs down my purse, the stray test strip on the bedroom floor. The presence of diabetes is very apparent to me. But because my hair doesn’t fall out, my skin doesn’t change color, and I can walk and talk without impairment, most people don’t know that there is anything wrong with…Read more »
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 »
You may have heard that the Unicorn is the new mascot of the Diabetes Online Community. They certainly are helpful creatures!
Many thanks to type 1 blogger Kim Vlasnik for this, er… explanatory work of art…
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Just a friendly reminder that we’ve launched into a new era of celebrating D-art from all around the community; we’re still on the hunt for some fresh talent for our Sunday Funnies! If…
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…
Autumn is just around the corner (sniff!) … So as you wind down from your summer vacation, let us help you catch up on some of the gems of the diabetes blogosphere that you may have missed while you were away:
It was just a typical day at Starbucks until Nicole Purcell encountered a woman suffering a severe hypoglycemic reaction. Nicole’s compassion and quick thinking inspires us to give her the award for PWD We’d…Read more »