The research poster is a clever invention. It basically allows researchers to pack all the details of a study they’ve conducted — abstract, methodology, graphs and charts, overview of results — on a 30″ x 40″ piece of cardboard to show it off at scientific events, so that colleagues can walk by and absorb their work in 10 minutes or less. Over 1,600 posters like this were presented this year at the American Diabetes Association…Read more »
The third and final Grand Prize winner of this year’s 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge is Barbara McClatchey, mother of teenage boy with diabetes living in Collierville, Tennessee. She’s been a computer programmer for many years, and she and her husband both work for FedEx Corp. She’s also been heavily involved in her local JDRF chapter for 11 years, serving on the Board of Directors for the past seven.
Barb was honored for her concept called…
Funny what you find when you clean out your closets. As I was sorting through some of the piles of diabetes-related materials in my office last week, I uncovered this cheery-looking little book called “My Life as a Pancreas” by Priscilla Call Essert:
Someone had sent it to me for review a while back, and I guess I set it aside thinking it was a kids’ book. Luckily, this time I grabbed it for some…Read more »
Alcohol and diabetes. Never a more timely topic than this week. Please enjoy today’s guest post responsibly
A Guest Post by Hope Warshaw, nutrition expert and CDE
St Paddy’s Day 2010 is just days away. Thinking of gulps of green beer or Guinness Stout, or sips of Irish whiskey or Bailey’s? Alcohol, in its many forms, is at-the-ready for pouring to mark holidays, family events, religious holidays and myriad annual festivities. St Patrick’s Day is…
Following my series of interviews with Kris Freeman, I got a note from competitive cyclist Phil Southerland, founder of Team Type 1. He wanted to let me know how well his group of athletes with type 1 diabetes have been performing so far this year.
Phil was concerned that the mainstream media coverage of Freeman’s challenges may have stirred up “a lot of negativity about diabetes.” So he asked me if he could submit a…