In case you haven't heard, famous butter-and-cream Southern supreme chef Paula Deen has announced that she is a type 2 diabetic... and that she has partnered with Novo Nordisk in a campaign promoting their drug, Victoza. The way the Internet is all abuzz with this news, you'd think President Obama had been diagnosed with diabetes. But apparently the fact that Paula Deen, renowned for her carb-laden cookbooks and television shows, now has type 2 diabetes…Read more »
Society has many myths and misconceptions about people with diabetes. But even our own community can have some rather interesting "prejudices" about what diabetes is like for other people. After an article on a so-called "Civil War" between type 1 and type 2 diabetes appeared in the Chicago Tribune last fall, we at the 'Mine decided to start sharing some personal stories of people living with type 2 diabetes, in order to better understand this…Read more »
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we're getting in the mood for love. According to Riva Greenberg, a fellow diabetes writer and advocate, the journey to finding love begins with loving yourself, which isn't always easy with diabetes.
Riva is a frequent motivational speaker at some of the top diabetes conferences in the country (ADA, AADE, TCOYD), and she'll also be a keynote speaker at this spring's Weekend for Women event in North Carolina. …Read more »
People with diabetes have to combat a myriad of myths and misconceptions. Among the most prevalent is the idea that people with type 2 diabetes are "fat and lazy" individuals who "brought it on themselves." While obesity and lifestyle can certainly contribute to a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, it is by no means a catch-all requirement.
That's why the story of John Anderson, a life-long athlete with type 2 diabetes, is so intriguing. John is…
It's not every day that you pick up a diabetes book with an ice cream cone on the cover — or two, actually! (OK, one is squashed) But the new book by fellow Type 1 D-writer and advocate Riva Greenberg is something different in many ways.
There are numerous books that aim to dispel myths about diabetes, of course. But Riva's "50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths That…