This past spring, one of our Grand Prize winners of the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge was 26-year-old Luciana Urruty, from Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. As a former fashion designer and a type 1 diabetic for 12 years, Luciana entered the competition with a concept called BLOB, a small, colorful device that discreetly delivers insulin. This is especially important for Luciana, because in Uruguay, insulin injections are essentially the only way for people with diabetes…Read more »
We probably don’t need to tell you that the Diabetes Online Community is all abuzz over the full-page ad that JDRF ran in The New York Times and in The Washington Post last week. It’s quite the shock campaign… and most of the buzz has been about that 1 in 20 statistic. Can it possibly be accurate that so many people with diabetes die of low blood sugar?!
JDRF stands behind the statistic, citing…
The topic for this month’s Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) blog carnival kind of made me do a double-take. Under the auspices of “what you should know about people living with diabetes,” the specific prompt question is:
What types of decisions and frequency of diabetes-related decisions do you make in any given day?
Uh… to quote a recent source here at the ‘Mine: what the frappuccino?
To me, living with diabetes is all about…
I always wanted to be a vegetarian. It always sounded like such a noble cause: saving the animals, the environment, and my health all in one fell swoop. But my actual experience with vegetarianism is somewhat mixed.
In high school, I quit eating meat altogether for about six months, much to the chagrin of my meat-loving family. Eventually the weight of fixing my own vegetarian dinners was too burdensome, so I decided to incorporate chicken…
What do you get when one Australian diabetes blogger decides to hit the States for a multi-city tour aiming to connect him with a whole mess of U.S. online diabetes advocate friends, asking them to show up at either Los Angeles, Kansas City, or New York City?
You get Simonpalooza, a diabetes meet-up of epic proportions. Conceived earlier this summer when Simon, a 30-something type 1 who guest blogged for us about living with diabetes…Read more »