Our friend and fellow D-blogger Beatriz Dominguez lives near Chicago, where she works as Assistant to the Chair of Medical Laboratory Technology at Oakton Community College. But that’s just her day job. Beatriz grew up in Colombia and witnessed the effects of type 2 diabetes on her father. Beatriz was passionate about diabetes long before she was even diagnosed. Since her diagnosis, Beatriz has become a well-known type 2 blogger, attended the Roche Social Media Summit,…Read more »
We’ve been traveling the world for the past year, bringing you different perspectives on life with diabetes with our Global DiabetesSeries. This month, we’d like to introduce you to Mila Ferrer, who lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with her husband and three sons. Puerto Rico is closely tied to the U.S., as it is a commonwealth, but it is also distinctly different.
Currently working as Director of Operations for Fundación Dulces Guerreros, an organization for…Read more »
We’re back with another edition of our Global Diabetes series, in which we’ve “traveled the world” to bring you the stories of people living with diabetes, from Germany and Spain to India and the United Arab Emirates. Today, Anja Nielsen joins us from Copenhagen, Denmark, where approximately 5% of the population has diabetes. Anja was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999, and soon after became an active diabetes advocate, involved in both the International…Read more »
Welcome again to our ongoing series about living with diabetes around the globe. We’re very excited to bring you this special account of life in the United Arab Emirates by Aisha AlQaissieh, a 25-year-old native of Abu Dhabi, the capitol of the country, where she works at her family’s business. Aisha was diagnosed with type 1 at age 12 and struggled with her diabetes for a few years before becoming a patient at the UAE’s…Read more »
Some of you may remember Jonny White from the post we wrote recently on his documentary film project called Welcome to Type 1. Jonny lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, and works as a lecturer in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and at UCLA Extension. He’s also an all-around diabetes advocate, diagnosed himself with type 1 at age 15. Most recently, he’s been instrumental in launching a sweeping new international diabetes advocacy “task force” of…Read more »