March is Women’s History Month, a memorial that’s necessary because traditionally, women never made into history books, despite their indelible impact on so many different fields. Diabetes is no exception! From physicians to actors to scientists to athletes, women have been a huge force in improving the care of diabetes and how people perceive this condition. So today, we’ve chosen to highlight three of those women: Dr. Priscilla White, Eva Saxl and Helen Murray Free. …Read more »
Put your hands up! Who likes to dance?
Good, you’re in.
Even if all you’ve done till now is watch those popular dance shows on TV, you’re still in.
Because Dance Out Diabetes is a new 501c non-profit organization designed to help prevent and manage diabetes through local dance events. Starting out in San Francisco, and soon to expand nationwide, the idea is to invite people with diabetes and at-risk for it, along with their…
If you enjoy “The Biggest Loser” or other reality shows in that vein, and you have diabetes, you’re gonna love this!!
Several years in the making, the TCOYD “Extreme Diabetes Makeover” program is underway now; episodes will start airing in May on TCOYD.org and its own TV channel, on YouTube, and at RealAge.com, the popular consumer health website run by Dr. Mehmet Oz of Oprah fame and his colleague Dr. Michael Roizen.
Wonder what I’m…
Actually, we have Veenu Aulakh to thank for putting the DiabetesMine Design Challenge on the map. She heard me give a keynote speech at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Project HealthDesign event a few years ago, calling for more patient involved in medical device design, and it seems that a light bulb went on: the California HealthCare Foundation strives to foster better tools for patient self-management of chronic illnesses, so why not support a Crowdsourcing…Read more »
My D-blogger friend and intermittent correspondent Allison Blass has been living with diabetes since she was 8 years old. It’s pretty much all she knows. She copes with it her way, and strives to let others do the same. That’s why, this week, she’s musing on the theme of respecting each others’ choices in this diabetic life.
A Guest Post by Allison Blass
A few weeks ago, I announced that I was hosting a party…Read more »