Last month, I attended a meeting with the Helmsley Charitable Trust folks in New York, brainstorming with some community leaders on how we can best work together to make life better for people with type 1 diabetes everywhere. One of the folks I met on that trip was Merith Basey, the young, enthusiastic Director of International Operations at the Virginia-based non-profit organization AYUDA (American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad). Some things that Merith told me about diabetes…Read more »
When we reported last summer about the Helmsley Charitable Trust developing an open national registry for type 1 diabetes, we were envisioning some kind of dry database, or perhaps a big listing of sorts like ClinicalTrials.gov. We sure as heck weren’t expecting the kind of social media “wow factor” that Helmsley has infused into its new site, MyGlu.org. Check it out:
The site is in beta testing now, scheduled to go fully live later this…Read more »
Allison and I have been at the AADE (American Association of Diabetes Educators) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas since Wednesday. It’s over 100 degrees outside, massively air-conditioned and buzzing with energy here inside the Mandalay Bay resort.
Sources tell us there are over 7,000 attendees this year, and nearly 300 exhibitors — which kind of beats the pants off the already-overwhelming 185 companies that exhibited at the ADA conference in June. Why the gap? Educators…
My buddy Manny Hernandez and his team at the non-profit Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) — publishers of the social media health networks Tudiabetes.org and EsTuDiabetes.org — have scored again! In a very big way!
They’ve just announced being awarded a $150,000 grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the same organization that is funding a new national registry for type 1 diabetes.
From the press release:
The Helmsley Charitable Trust is…