Jessica Bernstein wants to take “control” out of the diabetes vocabulary. So read the headline when she was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle last week. Jessica is a San Francisco Bay Area psychologist who was diagnosed herself with type 1 diabetes when she was just a year old. She’s spent much of her adult life working with people with chronic illnesses, and fundamentally believes that our culture has got the approach to “suffering” all…Read more »
Cheryl Alkon, journalist and D-blogger at Managing the Sweetness Within (pictured right) has written the book that many a would-be-mom with diabetes has been waiting for: an ‘insider’s guide’ to having a baby with this illness. Titled Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes, it covers the whole pregnancy experience, from the months before you begin trying for a baby, through conception, all three trimesters, labor and postpartum.
Having already had my three wonderful babies before my…
As you all hopefully know, the 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge is ON. We opened for entries last Monday.
I’m excited about community voting this year (y’all get to choose the competition finalists). I’m equally delighted to have such a wonderful panel of expert judges whose role will be to determine the winners from your list of Top 10 finalists.
A new face on our Judges’ Panel this year — but a familiar one around here…
This Tuesday, March 2, was Dr. Seuss’ birthday. I can’t believe I nearly missed it this year. I really should make it an annual tradition to reprint the following, which I penned back in March 2005. This thing has ricocheted around the diabetes community, across the US and beyond:
Excerpts from the Dr. Seuss “Fun with Diabetes” Book
Lancets! Test strips! Testing now! I can, you can, we know how.
Look! See! Blood drops, one…Read more »
I asked for some input on what a new diabetes web site could offer, and I got it – Thank You! Ahem… ask a silly question, get a silly answer, right? I mean it should have been obvious that the No. 1 thing that fits under the heading “StupidDiabetes.com” is humor!
The general consensus seems to be, in Kurt’s words, “Too much of this damn disease is about avoiding dying. If we can lighten up…