Romance is in the air... Valentine's Day is coming up in less than 2 days. Are you ready? If you're a PWD, you probably have more pressing concerns besides whether to get your beloved flowers or chocolate. As with most things, diabetes makes relationships... well, complicated. Not just complicated in the old-fashioned sense, but complicated on an emotional level as well. Andreina eloquently wrote about this balance last week when she shared her story of…Read more »
Today, our series on the many small, 'maverick' organizations making an impact the diabetes world continues with Jimmy Insulin — the alias for a new diabetes mentoring program. Who the heck? you may ask. My question exactly. To find out, I've been in touch with the man behind 'Jimmy,' Founder & Executive Director Jeremy Weisbach, out of Chicago, IL:
DM) Jeremy, 'Jimmy Insulin' is a free service to connect mentors with diabetics in need, correct?…Read more »
I'm not sure you all share my sense of humor — but this post, from back in Spring of 2006, still makes me laugh:
Name That Absurdity
Lots of little oddities are overheard in this crazy sugar- challenged life we lead. Care to take a gander at which statements recently peppered which daily situations? (Answers are below, but no cheating now!)
A) “Did you wipe yet?”
B) “WATER VERY HOT”
C) “Not now! I’m shooting…
Isn't it ironic that the multi-million-dollar companies that are most 'part of the problem' like to pretend that they're 'part of the solution'?
That's all I could think of when learning about Pepsi's big social-media-based "goodwill campaign" surrounding the SuperBowl this weekend. The company hopes to wow the country by relinquishing those coveted SuperBowl TV ad spots — reported to cost about $3 million this year — and vowing to spend the money on public…
Sometimes it's the incessant sense of failure with diabetes that gets me down. It's not so much about strangers making stupid comments, or even me beating myself up for not doing a perfect job of managing my BG levels every day... it's more about the subtle accusations of people closer to me, those who I feel ought to know better than to even hint at passing judgment.
For example, my husband (normally my best supporter…