As a person with type 1 diabetes who’s been trying to lose weight for as long as I can remember, one of the things I often hear from other PWDs is that it takes twice as long to lose weight with diabetes as it does without. Now, I’ve checked with my expert sources and they tell me that isn’t true, but that doesn’t mean losing weight with diabetes is a walk in the park. Jessica…Read more »
Like us, you may wonder what qualifies a CDE to win the national award for Diabetes Educator of the Year?
Joanne Rinker was recently named Diabetes Educator of the Year for 2013 (they’re picked in advance of the coming year). She’s a North Carolina-based dietician-educator who’s helped build a unique program for spreading diabetes education across her state. She also focuses on the relationship between diabetes and hearing loss, AND she works as a coach…
David Weingard, a 48-year-old type 1 PWD from New York, is known in the D-community as the founder and CEO of Fit4D, a popular organization that brings together PWDs with CDEs, nutritionists and fitness coaches to help patients live healthier with diabetes. Fit4D uses virtual coaching, phone calls and videos to bring education to patients where they need it, so David knows a thing or two about diabetes and technology! David is also an avid…Read more »
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving: do you have D-plan in place? On this note, and in keeping with this year’s Holiday Survival Stories Contest announced this week, I’m revisiting this little tongue-in-cheek pre-feast post from 2006 (still timely!) today:
Are You Holiday-Ready?
No, really. Are you ready for the season of making merry by way of overeating and drinking?
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about “eating diabetic,” it’s that I only feel deprived when I’m around…
The holidays are around the corner and that means another edition of the DiabetesMine ‘Tis the Season! Survival Sweepstakes. For this year’s contest, we’re asking you to submit your “Best Of” or “Worst Of” stories about surviving the holidays with diabetes.
The “Best Of” category asks you, Dear Readers, to share your triumphs and successes with diabetes during the holidays, including specific tidbits on how you were able to manage your diabetes during “feast season”…