Despite having 10-12 hypos per month, Scott Bissinger had a problem remembering to carry fast-acting glucose with him. The reason? Lack of what he calls “the portability of glucose.” He knew there had to be a better way, and his proposed solution to the problem won him second place (and $10,000!) in a business venture competition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a senior majoring in Business Administration with…Read more »
Continuing our series of interviews with the 10 winners of the DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest that were announced in June, today we’re featuring none other than long-time diabetes blogger and advocate, Sara “Knicks” Nicastro, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 21. Sara lives in Florida and works in higher education administration.
In her contest video, Sara discussed her thoughts on device personalization, like what’s offered by many smartphone apps these days. We…Read more »
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, which is related to life with diabetes in more ways than many of us care to admit. Oftentimes, diabetes can take us to a dark place, where not only managing this illness but making it through life, day-to-day, can seem overwhelming.
This national advocacy initiative was initially established in 1990 by the U.S. Congress, with awareness and assistance tools organized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. To…
A rose is a rose is a rose. And so is a magnolia… even the Steel Magnolias.
The 2012 remake of the movie Steel Magnolias that hit the silver screen 23 years ago aired worldwide on Sunday evening on Lifetime TV.
Like before, the film tells the story of a young woman from the South, Shelby, who is living with type 1 diabetes and dealing with the joys and stresses of being a newlywed. It’s…
Six smiling faces of fellow people with diabetes stare out from the pages of BusinessWeek, each in support of the message displayed in big white letters: “Type 1 diabetes tests us. Every day.”
In black letters below the collage, the second half of the message: “But JDRF has our backs.”
The rest of the ad is a pitch for the JDRF, mentioning how diabetes tests the patience of every PWD and our families and impacts…