What made the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) in Philadelphia last week an extra special experience this year? Social media did, of course! That’s because for the first time ever, members of the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) attended en force, and a special broadcast of the weekly DSMA Live radio show was hosted live from a packed room of about 50 people at the downtown Philly Marriott, where attending bloggers…Read more »
As you may remember, I’ve been training for my first-ever Tour de Cure that takes place on June 8.
Along with an expected turnout of several thousand others, I’ll be starting out on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and will journey around a 31-mile area on the western edge of Indianapolis before ending up at the 2.5-mile track where the Indy 500 just took place.
I’ve registered for the 50k (the shortest possible option), and my…
Happy December 1, All! ‘Tis the season… and though diabetes might not seem like your typical inspiration for the holidays, there are a surprising number of D-related gifts that actually work — from hilarious T-shirts, to blue jewelry, to various aids for getting healthy. Our second annual DBMine Holiday Gift Guide has plenty of ways to incorporate a little diabetes fun into your gift-giving, and many of these options give yet again by supporting diabetes…Read more »
Many of you are familiar with Phil Southerland’s incredible non-profit organization, Team Type 1, which for the past several years has been dedicated to proving that people with diabetes can do just about anything. How about a grueling 3,000-mile run across America, from San Diego to New York City? They nailed it! And we got their triumphant arrival on video.
As a little background: Team Type 1 began as a simple gathering of competitive cyclists…
We’ve talked to all sorts of athletes over the years, from skiers to swimmers to football players. But today, we are introducing our first-ever BMX racer! Matt Neal is 30 years old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few years ago at age 28. Despite his fairly recent diagnosis, Matt isn’t letting diabetes slow him down. For those who are as unfamiliar with the sport as we are, BMX is short for…Read more »