Contrary to some recent criticisms, we don’t believe the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) is a closed club. Actually, it’s a very open and welcoming place where anyone struggling with diabetes can find support and information. We each might be looking for something different online, and we each have unique experiences. With that in mind, the monthly Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) blog carnival is reflecting on a chat from June 13th called Winging It and…Read more »
With only a few minutes left of a company’s internal quarterly conference, word began to circulate by email and whispers that the FDA had cleared a new blood meter-insulin pump device for sale in the United States.
An email bounced between the regulatory arm of Roche Diagnostics’ diabetes division to one of the company’s corporate communications chiefs, setting a chain of events in motion just about 12pm on Wednesday, July 18.
That was about five…Read more »
Not so long ago, I would’ve cringed at the idea of getting together and hanging out socially with other people with diabetes (PWDs).
Seriously. Why would anyone want to wear diabetes on their sleeve or get together because of diabetes? Especially when you have to live with it every day.
But now, I crave these connections – the chance to meet up with friends, where diabetes may come up in conversation but it doesn’t have…
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 »
In case you didn’t get the memo: Yes, those of us with diabetes CAN eat ice cream.
Even though some outside the diabetes community don’t think so, and they try to convince us we can’t or shouldn’t, the fact remains that an ice cream sundae or vanilla waffle cone every once in a while isn’t going to kill us. It’s not the cause of any type of diabetes, either, and we’re not promoting unhealthy eating…