Paula Deen is facing the music, on the eve of her birthday nonetheless (tomorrow). She and her publicist must have had a phone-a-thon today as she made herself available to the media, inevitably to answer to accusations of hypocrisy, profiteering, and just being a downright bad role model for people with diabetes everywhere. I got a scant 15 minutes on the phone with her, and all I can say is, she sure sounded like a…Read more »
The tech industry’s biggest conference of the year — the Consumer Electronics Show — kicks off today in Las Vegas, where the first FDA-approved wireless-capable glucose meter, the Telcare, will make its debut. You may have read Walt Mossberg’s enthusiastic Wall St. Journal coverage of this new meter that zaps your BG results to an online database, where you or your doctor can access it via a password-protected website or iPhone app.
(btw, Amy flew…
This year is coming to an end, and over the past 12 months, we’ve been sharing our favorite posts each month from all around the DOC. Today, we’re reviewing a few of our overall favorites from 2011, plus a couple of excellent stand-outs from December. Enjoy!
Inspired by Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” initiative, Kim Vlasnik launched the You Can Do This Project earlier this summer. Her goal: to inspire PWDs everywhere that they…
We wrapped up the year here at DiabetesMine with our traditional year in review post — outlining everything we thought was BIG for our year in diabetes. That got us thinking:
What did the major diabetes advocacy organizations and patient communities in this country believe were their biggest accomplishments in 2011? How would they describe the year? And what are their flagship plans / goals / strategies for continuing to help the diabetes community in…
A new calendar year is nearly upon us — always a good time to “get your house in order” in various ways. Today, D-author and fellow mother of three Amy Stockwell Mercer joins us to report on her recent adventures in getting her family’s medical bill situation cleaned up, with a little help from some new tools.
Special to the ‘Mine by Amy Mercer
My son Reid is 2 ½ and we are still…Read more »