How do you explain to a young child with diabetes why her parents are hurting her with finger pricks and insulin injections every day? Hollywood producer Rocky Lang is one dad who struggled with that dilemma. In 2001, his ten-year-old daughter, Nikki, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She handled her diagnosis remarkably well. But then a short time later, Lara, his ex-wife’s daughter from her new marriage, was diagnosed with diabetes at only 18…Read more »
Good thing poetry is timeless. I’m a little late getting this out, but wanted to shine the spotlight on a new(ish) diabetes book that was created not by a doctor or medical professional or even a patient sharing his/her personal journey, but by the aggregate of our own awesome D-community: “No Sugar Added Poetry.”
The book is a compelling and sometimes heart-wrenching collection of 39 poems written by people touched by diabetes from around the…
I love the name of this awareness campaign. I mean, if anything ever deserved the moniker “24/7,” it’s this exasperating disease.
Actually, the full video campaign is called “The Betes: Now” and was put together for this summer’s Children with Diabetes Friends for Life conference by D-blogger Bennet Dunlap’s ueber-creative kids. Read the details in my earlier report.
Mine seems to be the latest of 40 video shorts now published on their website. Tune in…
Were you a child with diabetes? Or do you have one? If so, or even if you happen to be an adult effected by type 1 diabetes, it’s worth looking into the great advocacy work done by JDRF’s Children’s Congress.
I wrote about this effort once before, but felt it was a good time to re-visit the topic given that applications to participate in the 2011 Congress are due by 5 p.m. EDT on Monday,…
Back to School seems to be coming earlier every year — although for me, psychologically, it will always be the Tuesday after Labor Day. Speaking of the psychological aspects of school life, I asked my D-correspondent extraordinaire Allison Blass to share her thoughts about being a kid with diabetes in the classroom: who do you tell about the Big D and how, and what’s a parent to do these days?
A Guest Post by Allison…Read more »