Every so often, we get questions here at our weekly advice column, Ask D’Mine!, that flat out break our hearts. Today, your host Wil Dubois, veteran type 1 and diabetes educator and author, responds to one of those: a new wife who is scared about how her now-husband is managing his type 1 diabetes. She’s worried about his already-surfacing complications and what it could mean for their relationship, and Wil offers some straight up advice…Read more »
Diabetes education — which boils down to medical lingo and nutritional advice, etc. — may be essential, but let’s face it, it’s kind of… boring.
That’s why it’s always refreshing to see our community finding new ways to engage PWDs (people with diabetes) — with superheroes, interactive story games, and even fantasy video games for hardcore “gamerz.”
Now a husband and wife team in New York have found yet another route to spicing up D-learning;…
Most of the time when a new book from an endocrinologist is published, it’s in a very prescriptive tone, as in “This is what you should do to achieve optimal disease management.” Very rarely are they written with the intention of showing the emotional challenges of life with diabetes from the patient’s perspective. That’s why the premise of the book, A Life of Control, was so interesting. Released last fall, the book is edited by…Read more »
This is kind of the flipside of yesterday’s post, if you will. As much as I enjoyed hearing the personal stories of so many women living with Type 1 diabetes, I was amazed — a bit shocked, even — to hear so many of these strong, beautiful ladies talk about denial and depression.
A few of them even said they had a hard time getting out of bed that morning to make their way to…