We love grassroots advocates — regular folks who recognize a need in their community and step up to the plate! Earlier this year, we decided these unsung heroes of the diabetes community deserved a spotlight of their own, which is why we launched our Amazing Advocates series. This month, we’re highlighting Merle Gleeson, a PWD for nearly 50 (!) years who founded the Type 1 Diabetes Lounge almost 15 years ago. As far as diabetes…Read more »
Diabetes research with mice. Right. We’re never sure when humans will be able to oust the mouse. When fellow D-blogger and journalist Mike Hoskins discovered an interesting study right in his own backyard, he headed straight behind the scenes to get the scoop for us:
Special to the ‘Mine by Mike Hoskins
Once again, some diabetes research news crossed my inbox and made my eyes roll: “Researchers find beta cell stress could trigger the…
According to the American Diabetes Association, seven million people have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, and a staggering 79 million more have pre-diabetes. Early detection of type 2 diabetes can save lives, which is what drives the ADA’s recent Diabetes Alert Day. But Dr. Michael Snyder, a geneticist at Stanford University, has taken early detection to a whole new level.
Dr. Snyder and his team have spent the last three years of their lives years working…
As many of you may know, my husband/consulting partner and I were approached by Roche Diabetes’ Accu-Chek team a few years back with a challenging project request: how could we help them best “embrace” the burgeoning online diabetes patient community (what is now known lovingly as the DOC)? Our suggestion was hosting an in-person summit, to offer us cyber-advocates a rare chance to meet each other, as well as an unprecedented “peek behind the curtain”…Read more »
Happy Diabetes Alert Day! OK, so it’s not a real holiday, but once a year in March, the American Diabetes Association holds its one-day “wake-up call” to encourage Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test, which is a short, seven question online test to determine one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This year, for every Diabetes Risk Test taken between now and April 27, Boar’s Head will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association…Read more »