A common trend in the food industry these days is the push for more organic, natural foods to replace or join their artificially-sweetened, artificially-colored counterparts. No one wants extra chemicals and preservatives in their food and beverages, right? So why would PWDs be any different with their glucose tablets? Which are, you know, supposed to be pure sugar? Glucose tabs are joining the organic movement with the launch of two new lines of glucose tablets,…Read more »
If you have diabetes and have not yet been to a local TCOYD event, boo on you. Seriously, you are missing out!
These day-long conferences, taking place on Saturdays in "smaller venues" around the country (i.e. cities like Albany and Providence, instead of NYC and Boston) are geared at all of us "local people" with diabetes who could use a boost of information and motivation. Who couldn't use that? Plus, you get free lunch (yes,…
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 »