Not long ago, I attended the American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Expo here in New York City. Personally, I didn't expect to get much out of the event because I knew that the Diabetes Expo (and ADA as a whole) is skewed toward the predominant type 2 diabetes population. But still, I wanted to bring along a friend who's been struggling with her diabetes, and I wanted to say hello to a few other friends who…Read more »
Sometimes, I just want to scream at my endocrinologist.
I’m not a textbook diabetic!
Don't say I am "uncontrolled"… I’m living with diabetes every day!
No, I DON'T know why that number from three weeks ago was 400...!
I’m not checking my blood sugars as much because I’m burnt out, and it’s not like I can just flip a switch to make myself feel better!
The Diabetes Online Community understands… why can’t you?!
It might be hard to believe in this day and age of "participatory medicine" and empowered patients — or in any day and age, really — but the fact is that an Arizona-based nurse was fired from her job recently for simply providing a patient too much information on his treatment options.
The nurse's name is Amanda Trujillo, a single mother living in Phoenix, and licensed nurse in Arizona since 2006. She specializes in cardiology,…
Ever wonder how diabetes educators are trained to deal with us patients? That's the most intriguing thing for us about covering the American Association of Diabetes Educators annual conference. Out of 15,000 attendees, we could probably count the non-CDE attendees on one hand. Not many actual patients are in attendance, so these CDEs end up talking and learning about "us" in absentia.
One session title that particularly intrigued us was titled "Dealing with Patients Who…