Something wicked this way comes! And its name is Halloween. As much as I enjoy the costumes and the candlelit parties, this holiday constitutes a true nightmare for those of us whose health is severely — and immediately — impacted by consuming sugary treats. For parents of diabetic kids, it’s especially rough, since you can’t deny them everything. How to achieve moderation without making your T1 children miserable? I have no idea. So I turned…Read more »
Michelle Page Alswager is a long-time diabetes advocate, whose mission has taken on new meaning since the sudden and tragic passing of her son, Jesse, in February of this year at only 13. Michelle is a former Executive Director for the Western Wisconsin chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, but continues to volunteer and participate in their Ride to Cure Diabetes, as well as working with the group Triabetes, a triathlon club for PWDs. …Read more »
Funny what you find when you clean out your closets. As I was sorting through some of the piles of diabetes-related materials in my office last week, I uncovered this cheery-looking little book called “My Life as a Pancreas” by Priscilla Call Essert:
Someone had sent it to me for review a while back, and I guess I set it aside thinking it was a kids’ book. Luckily, this time I grabbed it for some…Read more »
In the past few weeks, the diabetes community has suffered several tragedies in losing young people to diabetes. It is shocking and upsetting when diabetes takes the life of anyone, but somehow more so when it cuts a young life so short. Moira McCarthy Stanford is a journalist, a long-time JDRF volunteer and mom to Leigh, 22, and Lauren, 18 — who was diagnosed with type 1 at age 5. Today, Lauren is one of…Read more »
Dr. Stephen Ponder, who has Type 1 diabetes himself, has been a pediatric endocrinologist for 20 years. He is director of the Children’s Diabetes and Endocrine Center of South Texas at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. He’s also been working with a company called Diabetech on a diabetes monitoring device called GlucoMON for the past several years. Today, he has some big news to report.
But first, for those who are unfamiliar: GlucoMON is “a small, portable…