Although we all either have our own D-dads or are a D-dad, many of us consider Jeff Hitchcock to be an honorary member of the family. Jeff is the founder of Childrenwithdiabetes.com, which has become a phenomenal resource for information and emotional support for families since its launch in 1995. Jeff became a D-dad in 1989, when his daughter, Marissa, now 24 and recently married, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He was inspired to…Read more »
Another month has come and gone — and in the spirit of this past weekend’s Thanksgiving holiday, we are thankful to be part of such an amazing blogging community. Here’s a small sampling of noteworthy posts from bloggers we’re thankful to know:
November was of course National Diabetes Awareness Month and there was a lot of awareness-raising going on in the DOC. Gina hosted the 7th annual DBlog Day, Lee Ann organized the World Diabetes…Read more »
A few years back, Dr. Bill Polonsky and his team at the Behavioral Diabetes Institute in San Diego introduced their now-famous Diabetes Etiquette cards — the world’s first recognition and pocket-sized guidance on how to avoid being rude and potentially hurtful when interacting with PWDs (people with diabetes), thank you very much!
At this year’s ADA, the BDI premiered the next-generation of these ueber-clever and useful little fold-out cards: “Diabetes Etiquette for Parents – What…
When I was down in Orlando for the Children with Diabetes conference, I bumped into a booth for something called the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, and chatted with its president Mary Podjasek, a wife and mother to two with type 1 diabetes. Never heard of this foundation? Well, if you’re the parent of a future college student who’s living with diabetes, take note! The Diabetes Scholars Foundation has awarded over $300,000 to incoming freshman with diabetes…Read more »
Happy Independence Day, All. I hope you too are enjoying the long weekend. We’ve (finally) got some killer summer sunshine here in the Bay Area. Plus a nice rib cookout and some fab fireworks last night.
I’m still recovering from my week in Orlando, FL, where I attended both the annual ADA Conference, and for the very first time, Jeff Hitchcock’s wonderful CWD Friends for Life event. I thought y’all might enjoy these snapshots of…Read more »