People with diabetes are living longer and healthier lives than ever. The life expectancy for PWDs has dramatically increased through the years (yay!), but that doesn’t mean that diabetes gets any easier. In fact, as the well-respected endocrinologist and person with diabetes (PWD) himself Dr. Irl Hirsch put it at a conference earlier this year: we’re seeing more “geriatric PWDs” these days and that presents a new host of issues that endocrinologists and patients traditionally…Read more »
Hey, diabetes educators: It’s not about you; it’s about us people with diabetes.
At the annual meeting for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), I sat in on several sessions focused on teaching CDEs how to be better educators. While it was reassuring to note that the trainers are starting to grasp that they need to talk less and listen more, it also reinforced my perception that the vast majority of diabetes educators really…
In the second in our series of interviews with the 10 winners of the DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest that were announced in June, we’re chatting with a Philadelphia woman who wants to see more integration and feedback factored into diabetes software. Jana Beck is currently finishing a Ph.D. in linguistics and certainly knows her stuff on the patient side, as she was diagnosed almost a decade ago. That came across in her winning video for…Read more »
We recently took a look at some not-so-kosher ways to get your hands on cheap test strips. Today, we’re looking at how you can get the most mileage out of a limited number of these costly strips.
One if by land… and two if by… oh crap. There’s only one lantern! How on earth will Paul Revere get the memo if the British come by sea? It might be funny if people’s lives weren’t…
My dog has fleas. And so do I.
Thanks to my diabetes.
Yes, the official word from our Riley dog’s vet is that People with Diabetes (PWDs) are more susceptible to bug bites, from mosquitoes to fleas. Even my endo backs that up as true statement.
If you still don’t believe it, come on over to my house. I have the itchy bites to prove it.
Actually, no. Strike that. We had fleas, but we’ve…