It is always exciting to see one of “our own” — a diabetes blogger and advocate — find success offline. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the publication of a new book, Kids First, Diabetes Second by Leighann Calentine, the author of D-Mom Blog and mom to Quinn, a 7-year-old PWD who was diagnosed with type 1 four years ago. Like many of us, Leighann started blogging to share support and information, and now she’s…Read more »
We all know that teenager-hood with diabetes can be extremely challenging. Also for the parents, of course. And if your teen is anything like I was, the phrase, “You just don’t understand!” is regularly heard around the home. As a parent, you probably feel like your teen doesn’t understand either! That’s why Brad Lowder, a Northern California-based real estate agent with a strong background in media and advertising, created 1SweetLife — an online community just…Read more »
As if entering adulthood wasn’t tough enough, teens with diabetes face an extra challenge just about the time they’re graduating from high school and reaching adulthood: they’re forced to transition from close, intimate pediatric care settings to the hard, “get ‘em in, get ‘em out” world of adult healthcare, where so much depends on jobs, health insurance and self-motivation.
Historically pretty much ignored by the medical establishment, “emerging adults” with diabetes, ranging from 18 to…
Although we all either have our own D-dads or are a D-dad, many of us consider Jeff Hitchcock to be an honorary member of the family. Jeff is the founder of Childrenwithdiabetes.com, which has become a phenomenal resource for information and emotional support for families since its launch in 1995. Jeff became a D-dad in 1989, when his daughter, Marissa, now 24 and recently married, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He was inspired to…Read more »
Diabetes stress and struggles don’t just smack at the PWD (person with diabetes). The rest of the family is impacted, too.
That’s the message two well-known type 1s and diabetes advocates — Dr. Bill Polonsky of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute and Former Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson, who leads the Bringing Science Home program at University of South Florida Health (providing resources for patients and families affected by chronic diseases) — are pushing with a…