Kelly Close is the brillant mind behind Close Concerns, a consultancy dedicated to “the business of diabetes.” In addition to having type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years, she is also one of the thought leaders in the diabetes community. One of Close Concern’s main objectives is to go every ― and I mean every ― diabetes conference and report back on the latest findings. Today, Kelly shares some new nuggets she discovered at…Read more »
Yup, tattoos still seem like they’d be the perfect solution for PWDs who resist wearing the all-important medical ID jewelry. And yet the concerns over infections remain. Dr. Bill Quick reports that the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is all for medical tattoos these days, and has some excellent tips on avoiding infection.
Meanwhile, one of the entrants in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge is actually working on tattoos that will change color when…Read more »
Karen Talmadge is executive VP, co-founder, and chief science officer of Kyphon, a company focusing on cures for spinal fractures, which was acquired by Medtronic in 2007. She’s also an entrepreneur and mother of a type 1 daughter, turned diabetes advocate. See my interview with Karen from last year here. We were deep into our conversation about the challenges of bringing up a child with diabetes when she mentioned, “don’t forget the siblings!”
I met John Crowley a couple of years ago when I started working with Alliance Health. He’s a sweet, down-to-earth, tech-savvy guy who made me realize — for the first time really realize — how much a child’s diabetes affects every aspect of the parents’ life, even long after that child is able to perform all the daily D-management tasks on their own.
A Guest Post by John Crowley, Caregiver Advocate, DiabeticConnect.com
Long before diabetes…
* Part 3 of a three-part guest series on Diabetes & Exercise*
Diagnosed with Type 1 nine years ago, David Weingard has committed himself to “navigating the challenges of this condition for my health and for the benefit of my family.” He’s a veteran of numerous running events and triathlons (including the infamous Ironman). He’s also committed to supporting the diabetes community by sharing what he’s learned — so much so that he dropped his…