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 »
Diabetes has never felt like an “invisible illness” to me. I can see the teeny-tiny puncture wounds on my fingers, the juice box that weighs down my purse, the stray test strip on the bedroom floor. The presence of diabetes is very apparent to me. But because my hair doesn’t fall out, my skin doesn’t change color, and I can walk and talk without impairment, most people don’t know that there is anything wrong with…Read more »
We all face it at one time or another: diabetes burnout. For some of us, we can eke out enough motivation to get by, but others face a much longer, darker path. Jen Enger, a 30-year-old Chicagoan who works in marketing, was diagnosed at the tender age of 8, and after 20+ years of living with type 1 diabetes, she hit the brick wall of diabetes burnout earlier this year.
Last month, Jen won a…
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 »
Today is Labor Day, which for many of us means that summer has sadly come to an end and the new school year is in full force. But as we know, when it comes to diabetes, school is never really out no matter how long you’ve had it!
Late last year, intrepid CDE Gary Scheiner, author of the popular book Think Like a Pancreas, launched his Type 1 University series of online courses. Now, David…