With the fiscal year ending on Friday, it’s time to make any last minute tax-deductible donations. Fortunately, the diabetes community is not short on non-profit organizations dedicated to educating, assisting, and eventually curing people with diabetes. The most visible organizations are, of course, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. But there are many others worthy of your philanthropic consideration. Here’s a list of a few great D-causes where you might possibly…Read more »
Earlier this year, I previewed TCOYD’s new Extreme Diabetes Makeover program, giving seven lucky PWDs struggling with their diabetes management the chance at a full revamp of their care. Viewers can watch the process unfold in this first-ever reality series on diabetes (airing online) that “delves into the challenges, time and persistence that go into managing diabetes and helps to validate the multiple emotional and physical barriers that people with the disease must face day…Read more »
Take the Next Step: Motivating People to Take A Stand Against Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
If you have diabetes and aren’t familiar with Dr. Steven Edelman, I am sorry. I hope this post will help remedy that. Dr. Edelman is a lifelong type 1 himself and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has years of experience in both research and patient treatment under his belt. He was a pioneer in using and promoting CGM…Read more »
If you enjoy “The Biggest Loser” or other reality shows in that vein, and you have diabetes, you’re gonna love this!!
Several years in the making, the TCOYD “Extreme Diabetes Makeover” program is underway now; episodes will start airing in May on TCOYD.org and its own TV channel, on YouTube, and at RealAge.com, the popular consumer health website run by Dr. Mehmet Oz of Oprah fame and his colleague Dr. Michael Roizen.
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“Diabetes? I’ve heard of it. It’s one of those charity diseases, the kind they raise money for… There’s no way I can have diabetes. I’m a twenty-one year-old dancer with the New York City Ballet. Things like that don’t happen to people like me!“
— Zippora Karz, from the first chapter of her new memoir, “The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina’s Triumph Over Diabetes.”
Zippora’s new book will be in stores beginning this Sunday, Nov. 1,…