With the fiscal year ending on Friday, it’s time to make any last minute tax-deductible donations. Fortunately, the diabetes community is not short on non-profit organizations dedicated to educating, assisting, and eventually curing people with diabetes. The most visible organizations are, of course, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. But there are many others worthy of your philanthropic consideration. Here’s a list of a few great D-causes where you might possibly…Read more »
Recently we talked about help for teens with diabetes; today we’re moving on to the college years. Coping with diabetes while dealing with the rigors of college life might sound impossible (it does to me, anyway!), but we know that many people muddle through. Fortunately, two new organizations have recently launched to reduce the “muddling,” and proactively help college kids deal with the precarious balancing act of managing diabetes while managing their school schedule and…Read more »
Being a teen is difficult enough, but when you add diabetes into the mix, the adolescent years become even more complicated and emotionally overwhelming. I know that’s not breaking news, but today we bring you a new workbook called Help with the Hard Stuff, coming out soon to aid both parents and teens deal with the difficult questions surrounding teens’ health: everything from feeling invincible, to how to handle depression and guilt over diabetes, to…Read more »
Sticking with yesterday’s theme of physical activities that help people cope with diabetes —please meet Chloe Steepe, who like many of us diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as adults (she was 18) didn’t know another single soul with this illness. For Chloe, it wasn’t until several years later, when visiting Australia on an outdoor adventure trip, that she found herself surrounded by PWDs just like her.
Upon returning home to Canada, she was inspired to…
Good thing poetry is timeless. I’m a little late getting this out, but wanted to shine the spotlight on a new(ish) diabetes book that was created not by a doctor or medical professional or even a patient sharing his/her personal journey, but by the aggregate of our own awesome D-community: “No Sugar Added Poetry.”
The book is a compelling and sometimes heart-wrenching collection of 39 poems written by people touched by diabetes from around the…