Jennifer Dyer, MD, is an endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to all her hard work as a doctor, she also is passionate about consumer health communications and health media to improve health literacy. She also happens to be one of the few endos you can find using social media on a regular basis; you can follow her on Twitter…Read more »
Several years ago, the American Diabetes Association decided to create a new position called the National Youth Advocate, which would give one lucky teen the chance to meet with Senators and Representatives and travel to summer camps to inspire young kids to get involved in diabetes research and awareness. It’s similar to the JDRF Children’s Congress concept, except for the fact that it’s just one kid for a whole year. This year, Christian Stokes, an…Read more »
I hereby interrupt my vacation to bring you some exciting diabetes technology news. Some of you may know that the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is holding its annual conference in Atlanta on Aug. 5-8. This event takes a close second to the ADA’s big annual shindig in June as the biggest event of the year for launching new diabetes products and programs.
Some cool stuff being officially unveiled next week:
* A new…Read more »
Being diagnosed with diabetes at any age is a shock, but being diagnosed at 18 years old when you’re studying to be prima ballerina in New York City has to be a HUGE shock. That’s what happened to Zippora Karz, who now teaches dance from her home in Los Angeles. This November, at age 44, she’ll be publishing The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina’s Triumph over Diabetes, her memoirs of diagnosis and time in the New…Read more »
You knew it was coming, and now is the time, Folks: launch of the 2009 Summer Reading Guest Post Series here at the ‘Mine.
I’ll be traveling most of the next four weeks, first domestically, and then in Germany and Holland.
And what will be happening here at the blog? Even more informative fun than last year, I hope. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to invite some of the country’s premiere experts on…