There are so many surprising and wonderful D-stories out there. Sometimes you just have to share. Andy Tiedeman, a 28-year-old self-proclaimed “geek” from the DC area, was 13 years old when he was diagnosed. We found each other recently through the web, and his unusual campaign to raise awareness. Dodgeball for diabetes, really? (I hated that sport in school) But each one of us has to find our own way to cope, and to turn…Read more »
We have a special treat for today’s edition of The Diabetic Partner Follies, the series featuring partners and loved ones of diabetics.
Today our guest is Andreina Davila, the behind-the-scenes partner at one of our largest online diabetes communities, TuDiabetes.org. Her husband is of course founder and diabetes advocate extraordinaire, Manny Hernandez. Andreina isn’t just a wife either; she is a partner and co-founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation and also the organization’s Creative Director,…
As a sort of addendum to this Monday’s post, I can’t believe I wrote the following testimonial four whole years ago. Ever more confirmation that the more things change, the more they stay the same:
Sometime in the middle of last week, as I was gazing at my blog banner and mulling over my next post, I had a kind of out-of-body sensation for a moment: Am I still the same person who…Read more »
It was a great day this Saturday. Many more people came out for the San Francisco World Diabetes Day event than last year. Probably because the Ferry Building is centrally located and a wonderful place to catch the attention of passers’-by.
See how pretty:
I’ve got more photos to share, but before I go on, an announcement: How many of you have run into someone newly diagnosed with diabetes? Don’t you wish you knew where…Read more »
In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, I’m trying to re-examine perspectives on this illness from all different angles. I ran this across this post at the Mayo Clinic blog reminding me of how difficult a new diagnosis can be on family members. And yet, for adults newly diagnosed with diabetes, so many family members are NOT particularly helpful.
It seemed a great time to revisit the following guest post from 2006, which illustrates family…