If you missed our first World Diabetes Day 2014 post early today, be sure to check out that story about creating a Diabetes Nation (for real!). Now, we’re happy to share a second story for this special Blue Friday Nov. 14 — one of a charitable alliance working to raise awareness about insulin access across the globe. It’s something sorely in need of attention, as evidenced by some great initiatives like the International Diabetes Federation’s…Read more »
Buying a dozen roses is a traditional way many people say “I love you” for Valentine’s Day. But what if that token of affection also meant saving the life of a child with diabetes?
For the first time this year, it does! All you have to do is be a part of a new grassroots effort called Spare a Rose, Save a Child.
A small group of our friends in the Diabetes Online Community (DOC)…
Her name was Marjorie. She was a 29-year-old from East Africa’s Uganda. And after living with type 1 diabetes from the age of three, she died last year as a result of diabetes-related kidney disease.
Now, in honor of Marjorie, a New York endocrinologist who’s living with type 1 himself is using her story as the backbone for a new non-profit aimed at helping people in developing countries get more resources and education about living…
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 »