A note from our veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois: Today’s post is Rated PG-13. Actually, the weekend edition of Ask D’Mine is always Rated PG-13, and I don’t think today’s post is any further across the Rubicon than we usually go. But people get funny talking about reproductive issues, so forewarned is forearmed: Today we gotta talk about male “thingies” to answer a reader’s question. Read on at your own…Read more »
I’ve been putting off my visit to the endo’s office.
Not only because I don’t see the need to make any changes, but because I’ve been slacking off about keeping in touch with her and communicating about where I am in my diabetes management.
Really, I don’t see the need to go spend time (or co-pay) at a visit where I’m going to hear the scripted questions of “Why are you so high?” and “What’s…
All eyes are on the U.S. Supreme Court, which just ruled today on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Everyone’s talking about this, and it’s apparently the most widely anticipated Court decision in memory, according to those in the know.
This is about insurance and our society’s desire to pay for well-being. Just one example of why this is so important comes from a study released in mid-June stating more than 26,000 working-age adults…Read more »
Hello Dear Readers and Empowered Patients Everywhere,
Today we are pleased to announce the WINNERS of our 2012 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest, a campaign to identify 10 articulate patients who can represent the Diabetes Community in our ongoing push for innovation to improve the lives of people with diabetes (PWDs) everywhere.
We asked folks to submit brief videos talking about their lives with diabetes and what they feel are the biggest unmet needs. We were…
Growing up as a CWD (child with diabetes), some of my favorite memories are of diabetes camp. Just like regular camp, we had swimming, arts & crafts, and singing around campfires. But we also had “checks & shots,” carb counts for all our food, and midnight and 3 a.m. wake-up calls for testing glucose levels. Being surrounded by other kids with diabetes made me feel less alone and less different, which is vitally important —…Read more »