It is always exciting to see one of “our own” — a diabetes blogger and advocate — find success offline. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the publication of a new book, Kids First, Diabetes Second by Leighann Calentine, the author of D-Mom Blog and mom to Quinn, a 7-year-old PWD who was diagnosed with type 1 four years ago. Like many of us, Leighann started blogging to share support and information, and now she’s…Read more »
Seems like every week we are hearing about new diabetes mobile apps coming out. But with so many to choose from now, how can we tell what’s really going to be helpful for us PWDs? It’s doubtful there will ever be an app that perfectly matches everyone’s needs, but there are certainly a lot of folks creating choices for us. We took a close look at some of the recent offerings:
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For years now, we’ve complaining about the state of diabetes education in this country: overworked educators, near-impossible hoops that prospective CDEs have to jump through, and difficulties in getting reimbursed by insurance companies (so what else is new?). Who read my big exposé article on this issue waaay back in 2007?
We DOC advocates met with representatives from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) at the second Roche Diabetes Social Media Summit in 2010,…
Diabetes education + fun probably sounds like an oxymoron, right? Well, not if you’re Wil Dubois, DiabetesMine’s resident weekly Ask D’Mine columnist. As if the guy doesn’t have enough to do, what with working as the Diabetes Coordinator at the buzzing Pecos Valley Medical Center in New Mexico and a freelance writer for Diabetic Living, dLife and the ‘Mine, Wil has recently released his edu-fun-tastic fourth book, Diabetes Warriors: Be your own knight in shining…Read more »
Oftentimes the Diabetes Online Community does feel like a real, organic community — filled with all sorts of wonderful people who share your interests, and are just waiting to become closer friends with you. But it’s hardly a club that any of us elected to join. In fact, it’s scary as all get-out when you’re first diagnosed, with doctors and nurses telling you about all the horrible things you’re going to have to do (take…Read more »