We share numerous stories here at the ‘Mine about diabetes across the globe, and how many in our community are doing what they can to help those in need worldwide. Today, we’re excited to share a first-hand account of a fellow type 1 and friend here in Indianapolis, who spent three weeks this summer on a mission trip to Mozambique, Africa. Her aim: to help develop a health plan for the people in that Third…Read more »
Thousands of syringes, infusion sets, little lancets and sensors have pierced my body in my three decades of living with type 1. But honestly, I have no clue how many of those sharps have been properly disposed of.
I’ll admit: I’m ashamed of how little I’ve followed the official rules on disposing of my used supplies over the years, but lately I’ve been paying more attention to the Dos & Don’ts of sharps disposal —…
Hey, it’s Diabetes Awareness Month… AND the Holiday Season is right around the corner. What better time to host a five-week giveaway of some completely awesome diabetes products?
Awareness + Holidays = the 2013 DiabetesMine ‘Aware-lidays’ Giveaway!
In the coming weeks, you can look forward to a chance to win everything from stylish carry bags, to a set of personalized coaching sessions that will help you be an effective exerciser, to some tasty snacks designed…Read more »
In order to survive with diabetes, we’ve all gotta have some serious coping skills and a sense of humor, no?
That’s what Joanne Laufer Milo in California says she’s learned, in training herself to be a “Savvy Diabetic” — dealing deftly with everything from hospitalizations, emergency room visits, worldwide travel, to just plain ‘ol daily ongoing blood sugar checks, insulin doses and carb counts.
Nearing her half-century mark of living with type 1, the native…
Traveling with diabetes can be a daunting task for even the most experienced PWDs (persons with diabetes).
Did I pack enough needles? Is my insulin safe? Got backup prescriptions just in case? Are there doctors where I’m going who’ll accept my insurance if need be?
Yup, traveling to an unfamiliar country can be especially challenging with diabetes…
Today, we’re happy to introduce Stephanie Bradford from central Pennsylvania, a freelance writer and marketing consultant who’s been…Read more »