When I was a guest on cancer-patients podcast last week, the hosts asked me if we PWDs don’t get frustrated: cancer seems to have all the big celebrities behind it, and make all the big headlines. Does it ever bother your community that diabetes doesn’t get that level of attention? I was a bit dumbfounded. But then I thought of the Children’s Congress. Today, a close look at what some (big AND little) folks are…Read more »
As people with diabetes or parents of children with diabetes, we all know how difficult it is to manage the never-ending balance of food, insulin, exercise and myriad of other endlessly circumvolving variables. Now imagine having to handle all of that turmoil for FOUR children.
Meet Ellen and Dave Gould, parents of EIGHT children ages 17 to 2 years old — four of whom are living with type 1 diabetes. This week, Ellen, a stay-at-home…
There are so many fascinating diabetes- and health-related events taking place all around the country; I wish I could go to them all! But thankfully, sometimes I can cover them in absentia here at the ‘Mine with a little help from my friends.
A guest post by Allison Blass
Last week, I was invited to attend the New York Stem Cell Foundation’s panel entitled “Stem Cell Research & Diabetes: Realizing the Promise.” As you can…
Today, a quick heads-up on a rather original and fun approach to raising money for diabetes: make some D-art out of your loose change!
The folks at Pump Wear Inc., the company that claims to have started the trend of cool, colorful insulin pump accessories and mini-packs for kids, have created a new fundraising initiative in which they’re asking for people affected by diabetes to create a visual representation of how long they have had…
As you all know, President Obama lifted Bush’s longstanding restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research yesterday — a huge breakthrough for all those who believe this avenue could produce unprecedented treatments for many incurable diseases. Like diabetes.
Among others, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has fought long and hard for this boost. Its staff and members are pretty much ecstatic. A small group including Larry Soler, the organization’s EVP of…Read more »