Kathleen Weaver might be considered the godmother of diabetes bloggers. After all, she started blogging about her experiences back in the dawn of time (about 2003), when the word “blog” brought nothing to mind but a spill of some sort for most folks. For her day job, Kathleen’s an accomplished high school computer science teacher in Dallas, TX. We’re delighted to host Kathleen today, as she provides a little window into her “other” life as…Read more »
Charles a.k.a. “Chip” Zimliki is a biologist who works at FDA. He’s an important person for all PWDs to know about in that he has a key role in developing the technology that will one day become a functioning Artificial Pancreas. Chip came to FDA as a grad student on fellowship doing pancreatic beta cell research for diabetes, which was always “near and dear to my heart,” he says, as a long-time type 1 diabetic…Read more »
Who couldn’t use a little sugar-free Valentine’s Day lovin’?
Thanks to T1 blogger and talented illustrator Kim Vlasnik, who knows exactly what female PWDs want. (Sorry guys!)…Read more »
Nicholas Gibson is a 20-year type 1 diabetic and sociology Ph.D. student and Instructor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He has 5 years of management experience at diabetes summer camps for kids, and over a year of clinical research oversight at the University of California Irvine Medical Center.
His current research interests include the intersection of technology and self-care, and the impact of knowledge and technology on patient self-concept. He joins us today…
Last Spring, the DOC was abuzz when a casting call went out for MTV’s reality series “True Life.” The producers were planning to make a one-hour documentary on diabetes, and they were looking for folks to submit their stories. Understandably, many people were wary of what kind of “reality” MTV would create with this show. What kind of people would they choose to represent PWDs? Would they overhype or downplay different parts of life with…Read more »