Last month, I attended a meeting with the Helmsley Charitable Trust folks in New York, brainstorming with some community leaders on how we can best work together to make life better for people with type 1 diabetes everywhere. One of the folks I met on that trip was Merith Basey, the young, enthusiastic Director of International Operations at the Virginia-based non-profit organization AYUDA (American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad). Some things that Merith told me about…Read more »
Another month has come and gone — and in the spirit of this past weekend’s Thanksgiving holiday, we are thankful to be part of such an amazing blogging community. Here’s a small sampling of noteworthy posts from bloggers we’re thankful to know:
November was of course National Diabetes Awareness Month and there was a lot of awareness-raising going on in the DOC. Gina hosted the 7th annual DBlog Day, Lee Ann organized the World Diabetes…Read more »
Filmmakers Lisa Hepner and her husband, Guy Mossman, are on a mission to bring the story of diabetes and the quest to find a cure to the silver screen. For Lisa, it’s not just professional — it’s personal. Lisa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 20 years ago while in college and has worked for the past 15 years producing documentaries for the likes of Discovery Channel, TLC, MTV and PBS. Now she wants to…Read more »
This past weekend, 17 of the leading researchers in the diabetes community traveled to San Diego, CA, to speak at TEDxDelMar, an exciting day-long conference focused on the latest breakthroughs and continuing challenges in the search for a cure. Although the cure was the main focus of the day, TEDxDelMar also featured discussions on living well with diabetes (with talks including Dr. Steve Edelman and Dr. Bill Polonsky) and the future of diabetes technology (with…Read more »
Jeffrey Brewer is the newest president of the JDRF — following several rapid turn-overs over the past five years since the departure of Peter Van Etten. This change in leadership coincides with a dramatic shift in JDRF’s policies on the programs and research it funds, focusing not only on the cure, but also on new technologies, like the Artificial Pancreas, and research on treating complications.
Jeffrey first announced this change in a groundbreaking interview with…