Earlier this year, I previewed TCOYD’s new Extreme Diabetes Makeover program, giving seven lucky PWDs struggling with their diabetes management the chance at a full revamp of their care. Viewers can watch the process unfold in this first-ever reality series on diabetes (airing online) that “delves into the challenges, time and persistence that go into managing diabetes and helps to validate the multiple emotional and physical barriers that people with the disease must face day…Read more »
Diabetes Awareness Month comes to a close for another year today. I think we can all be proud that we did our very best to be heard. There were hundreds and thousands of blog posts, grassroots education campaigns, and local meet-ups.
We lit up the world!
We gave “Blue Fridays” a new meaning!
The Big Blue Test campaign was a huge-mongous success! (Congrats and we love you, Manny!)
On top of that, research progressed, as…
Being a teen is difficult enough, but when you add diabetes into the mix, the adolescent years become even more complicated and emotionally overwhelming. I know that’s not breaking news, but today we bring you a new workbook called Help with the Hard Stuff, coming out soon to aid both parents and teens deal with the difficult questions surrounding teens’ health: everything from feeling invincible, to how to handle depression and guilt over diabetes, to…Read more »
Talking to mainstream media about diabetes seems to be one of the biggest mysteries of life, does it not? When a big news story hits, we’re often faced with one perpetuated myth after another. For example, recent headlines screamed that the CDC is now speculating that 1 in 3 people in the US will have diabetes by 2050, but most stories didn’t specify that they meant type 2 diabetes exclusively. Big difference, right? Everyone from…Read more »
Today, Nov. 9, is annual Diabetes Blog Day, thanks to community member Gina Capone, who founded this effort six years ago. It’s a day for us D-Bloggers to rally, and try to combine our collective voices to rustle up some attention from the outside world. A perfect effort for National Diabetes Awareness Month, of course!
This year’s topic is: 6 things you want people to know about diabetes.
When Gina says “people,” I’m taking that…