In early November, I had the honor of speaking in front of the Utah Chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. What a great group they are! Not least because the Utah Department of Health actually supports them by funding educational initiatives. I loved that they sought me out to speak about the DOC after one CDE on the planning committee noted: “Just thinking about my adult children that are 18, 20, 24 and…Read more »
Childbirth and diabetes were once considered mutually exclusive. Thankfully, those days are over. But aiming for a healthy baby — and an uncomplicated birth — when you’re living with diabetes is still a very tall order. It can be scary. And no one really wants to have a C-section, right? (I sure didn’t, x3). Today, D-author and fellow mother of three Amy Stockwell Mercer joins us once more for a special report on new research…Read more »
Ever feel like you’re making the same New Year’s Resolution over and over and over again? I know I do. I have several changes in my life that I’m planning to make this year, but the No. 1 thing on my Diabetes List is logging my blood sugars.
I feel like a broken record! Wasn’t I just talking about this a few weeks ago? Don’t we spend loads of time here at the ‘Mine…
This year is coming to an end, and over the past 12 months, we’ve been sharing our favorite posts each month from all around the DOC. Today, we’re reviewing a few of our overall favorites from 2011, plus a couple of excellent stand-outs from December. Enjoy!
Inspired by Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” initiative, Kim Vlasnik launched the You Can Do This Project earlier this summer. Her goal: to inspire PWDs everywhere that they…
Some of you may remember Jonny White from the post we wrote recently on his documentary film project called Welcome to Type 1. Jonny lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, and works as a lecturer in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and at UCLA Extension. He’s also an all-around diabetes advocate, diagnosed himself with type 1 at age 15. Most recently, he’s been instrumental in launching a sweeping new international diabetes advocacy “task force” of…Read more »