In a new angle on a diabetes book (or is it?) longtime type 1 PWD and registered nurse Rita Girouard Mertig has published a new guide-to-living-with-D book called, “What Nurses Know… Diabetes: the Answers You Need from the People You Trust.” Somehow the publisher found me and sent me a review copy – surprising in this case because this author seems to be oblivious to the patient/online community. But I’ll get to that in a…Read more »
Although I was diagnosed at age 8, I spent most of my childhood pretty much oblivious to diabetes advocacy. My family raised money for the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, but that was it. Only in high school did I become more aware of the devastating impact that diabetes has on people. I applied to be a JDRF Children’s Congress delegate at age 15, and in June 2001, my mother and I traveled to Washington,…Read more »
This weekend, I was honored to be a part of a group of bloggers heading to Washington, DC, to be part of JDRF’s Government Day — actually a four-day event that is “part training session, part research update, part networking opportunity, and part celebration of our JDRF’s Advocacy Program.”
I was there along with active online advocates Mike Hoskins, Scott Johnson, Kelly Kunik, Kelly Rawlings, Cherise Shockley, Scott Strange, Kerri Sparling, and Kim from Texting…
“Mom, you have a new beep!”
— my 13-year-old, apparently discovering my new CGM
I am back on the Dexcom (!), and feeling the truth behind the saying, ‘third time’s a charm.’ I all but swore off continuous glucose monitoring systems more than a year ago after stints trying all three on the market (Dexcom, Medtronic Guardian, Abbott Navigator), in which the discomfort and inconvenience seemed to clearly outweigh the benefits.
But as you…
My buddy Manny Hernandez and his team at the non-profit Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) — publishers of the social media health networks Tudiabetes.org and EsTuDiabetes.org — have scored again! In a very big way!
They’ve just announced being awarded a $150,000 grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the same organization that is funding a new national registry for type 1 diabetes.
From the press release:
The Helmsley Charitable Trust is…