Being a teen is difficult enough, but when you add diabetes into the mix, the adolescent years become even more complicated and emotionally overwhelming. I know that's not breaking news, but today we bring you a new workbook called Help with the Hard Stuff, coming out soon to aid both parents and teens deal with the difficult questions surrounding teens' health: everything from feeling invincible, to how to handle depression and guilt over diabetes, to…Read more »
"If this book were a video game it would be rated 'Mature' for a sprinkling of explicit language and for deadly serious subject matter."
— statement kicking off the "Preface" of Wil Dubois' latest book, Beyond Fingersticks
While I might have to disagree with Wil's idea of "sprinkling" (I lost count of how many choice four letter words there were in this pint-sized, yet heavy-duty instruction manual), I completely agree that discussing CGM use…Read more »
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: