People with Diabetes:
Got strong opinions about diabetes tools & treatments you wanna share with decision-makers?
Interested in being flown out to beautiful Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, to act as a patient advocate?
You came to the right place!
You have until the end of day today, July 26, to enter our 2013 DiabetesMine PATIENT VOICES SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST!
That’s right, we’re looking for 10 passionate PWDs (people with diabetes) or caregivers to receive…
People with Diabetes:
We talked recently about how diabetes is part of a much larger chronic illness community, and that’s a strength we don’t often tap into. Sometimes innovations that can help us PWDs (people with diabetes) come from folks dealing with other conditions too — like a small Minneapolis, MN, firm called Visual Medical, that was formed about two years ago based on one woman’s family ordeal.
Her name is Rachael Jacques and she grew up with…
It’s been a while, but we’re back with our ongoing series by and for loved ones of people with diabetes (PWDs), the so-called Diabetic Partner Follies. Today we’re proud to share a post written by Sandy Floyd, who lives with her type 1 husband Vince in the Philadelphia area and blogs over at A Diabetic Spouse. Vince was diagnosed at the tender young age of six months (!) and the complications he lives with bring…Read more »
Even though her eyes were clouded with cataracts, Mrs. Romero’s gaze was steady, leaving no room for ambiguity. No room for argument. “I won’t take insulin,” she said firmly, “I don’t care if I die.” Period. End of discussion. At 85-years-of-age, my patient was joining the ranks of a new movement: elderly patients who refuse to take medications ordered by their doctors.
Isolated incidents or the cusp of a new trend? Just how big is…
This coming weekend is Mother’s Day, of course, so we’ve got mothers on the mind. Personally, I’ll be celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of my second daughter — one of a Jewish mother’s proudest moments
Meanwhile, we wanted a peek into the real lives of mothers caring for kids with diabetes —the hardest, hardest job, and one that certainly requires a sense of humor aside from a boatload of strength and resilience.
Since no one on…