How do you explain to a young child with diabetes why her parents are hurting her with finger pricks and insulin injections every day? Hollywood producer Rocky Lang is one dad who struggled with that dilemma. In 2001, his ten-year-old daughter, Nikki, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She handled her diagnosis remarkably well. But then a short time later, Lara, his ex-wife’s daughter from her new marriage, was diagnosed with diabetes at only 18…Read more »
Good thing poetry is timeless. I’m a little late getting this out, but wanted to shine the spotlight on a new(ish) diabetes book that was created not by a doctor or medical professional or even a patient sharing his/her personal journey, but by the aggregate of our own awesome D-community: “No Sugar Added Poetry.”
The book is a compelling and sometimes heart-wrenching collection of 39 poems written by people touched by diabetes from around the…
Anyone else feel like keeping up with reading around the diabetes / health communities online is becoming overwhelming? Yup. And that’s a good thing, because it validates that what we’re all doing here is meaningful. Don’t believe me? Just ask CNN’s big-shot medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, who just published a book called The Empowered Patient (nope, I haven’t read it yet, but it’s on my list!).
Here’s what I have been reading of late:
Today’s guest post is penned by William “Lee” Dubois, a Type 1 diabetic, diabetes educator, and fellow D-blogger at LifeAfterDx.
Wil has been called the “Godfather of Continuous Glucose Monitoring” because he was the 30th person in the whole United States to get “hooked up” to a CGM system when they became available five years ago; as far as anyone knows, he’s now the ultimate veteran, having continuously used a CGM longer than anyone else…Read more »
Arthur Ainsberg is the successful director of a New York-based financial firm. He is also a survivor himself and successful “hobby author,” who is just completing a new book on the discovery of insulin — “a drug that turned a death sentence into something more akin to a chronic nuisance.”
According to early reviews, his book Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle is “an important read for…