I'm a huge fan of Jeff Hitchcock — one of the most famous figures in the diabetes community. He's founder of the Children with Diabetes website, which serves millions of pages each month to thousands of people around the world. Jeff launched CWD in 1995 as a way for his young daughter Marissa to meet others with diabetes, and it has since become one of the top destinations online for diabetes information. In 2000, they…Read more »
No introduction necessary. Just ten of the many cool things happening online that I've been meaning to share:
1. Our NEW YEAR, NEW YOU Diabetes Makeover Contest closes tonight at midnight Pacific time. So today is your absolute last chance to let us know why YOU could use a free comprehensive diabetes coaching program for three months. Look for the winners to be announced here next Tuesday.
2. Who's heard the about the new diabetes…Read more »
All the most useful and intriguing things I learned about diabetes seem to come from other patients. No contest. Every time I correspond with folks in the community and read other PWDs blogs (as much as time permits), I am blown away by the stuff I hear about. I was fortunate enough to actually see Manny Hernandez and Anne Findlay live and in person in San Francisco last week. Here are three cool things they…Read more »
A note today to remind you that this is the final week to send us your story and apply for a FREE DIABETES MAKEOVER. Who couldn't use some individualized help getting their diet, exercise routine, and glucose control regimen into a healthy and productive groove?
We already have had a number of people writing in about their struggles controlling their weight, and how they've "started many exercise programs, but just can't keep motivated."
I am VERY busy and feeling torn in a lot of different directions lately, so if you asked me to rate my diabetes control at the moment, I wouldn't even know where to begin.
A quick look at my meter averages doesn't paint a very pretty picture: 14-day average = 142, 30-day average = 149, 60-day average = 148. If you go by the charts, that's still an A1c of under 6.4, but daily averages…