I’ve been writing DiabetesMine for six years now: 1,425 posts and over 15,000 (legitimate) comments to date, most of it all about what’s happening in the diabetes world and the industry that serves us. Only a little bit of it is personal stuff about me. So as I’ve been watching this meme bouncing around the diabetes online community (D-OC) for a while, I’m thinking it’s about time I shared a little piece of me, too.…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…
I love the name of this awareness campaign. I mean, if anything ever deserved the moniker “24/7,” it’s this exasperating disease.
Actually, the full video campaign is called “The Betes: Now” and was put together for this summer’s Children with Diabetes Friends for Life conference by D-blogger Bennet Dunlap’s ueber-creative kids. Read the details in my earlier report.
Mine seems to be the latest of 40 video shorts now published on their website. Tune in…
Seeing as how all of my creative mindspace is currently going into selecting bathroom tiles and countertops (oy, remodel madness!), I almost dropped the ball on today’s special holiday: Diabetes Art Day.
This movement is the brainchild of D-blogger and Diabetes Art Therapist Lee Ann Thill. “Diabetes art therapist?!” you say. Yes, indeed. Please review Lee Ann’s recent guest post here about the therapeutic qualities of art expression for people living with the ultra-frustrating and…Read more »
This recent testimonial in the Boston Globe, about a writer with type 1 diabetes who chose to keep his illness secret from girlfriend for quite some time, has stuck in my head. I can’t seem to stop thinking about the why’s and how’s of concealing your diabetes from people close to you. What a lot of work that would be! And to what end?
The writer, named Joseph Pierandozzi, starts off by stating that “bodily…