People with diabetes are living longer and healthier lives than ever. The life expectancy for PWDs has dramatically increased through the years (yay!), but that doesn’t mean that diabetes gets any easier. In fact, as the well-respected endocrinologist and person with diabetes (PWD) himself Dr. Irl Hirsch put it at a conference earlier this year: we’re seeing more “geriatric PWDs” these days and that presents a new host of issues that endocrinologists and patients traditionally…Read more »
You might say music industry celebrity Randy Jackson is a pretty big deal.
Most people these days think of him as one of the celebrity judges on American Idol. Not me. I don’t watch reality TV, so I’m not familiar with his persona there. But being a classic rock music lover and huge fan of legendary band Journey that Randy was a part of in the ’80s, having a chance to chat with him on…
This is the third in our series of interviews with the 10 winners of the 2012 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest, who were announced back in June. This winner brings with her not only great innovation ideas for diabetes devices, but a unique perspective from the Pacific Islander minority community that’s so affected by type 2.
Ivoni Nash, who lives in Utah, tells us what it’s like for those in this minority community, and how diabetes…Read more »
Quick, name the movie!
“Drink your juice, Shelby!”
“Don’t talk about me like I’m not here!”
Those two lines are likely what’s burned into any PWD’s brain who saw… you guessed it! (if you read the post title)… the movie Steel Magnolias.
It’s the film in which Julia Roberts plays Shelby, a young woman with type 1 and dealing with family stresses in the U.S. South. There’s the famous scene in the beauty parlor, where…
We all need a little perspective sometimes.
Mine came on the heels of a week of diabetes conference activity and advocacy talk, and it was a reality check that slapped me upside the head while screaming at me about how much bigger the world is than diabetes.
One phone call was enough to remind me that, in the grand scheme, diabetes isn’t that big of a deal. Really. There are a whole lot of worse…