If we had a dollar for every time “What the heck??” was uttered in managing diabetes, we’d probably have enough funds to find the cure ourselves! Luckily, we thrive on the never-ending mysteries of diabetes here at our weekly advice column, Ask D’Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois. This week, Wil tackles high BGs in a type 2 PWD, and how insulin-on-board is calculated differently in various insulin…Read more »
Grassroots advocates, we love you! That’s why we recently launched a new series to showcase these oft-overlooked activists working so hard out “in the trenches” to raise awareness and help fellow patients.
Today, we’re talking with Canadian Barbara Wagstaff (aka Barb Marche), founder of the community website aptly named
By D’Mine Columnist / Correspondent Wil Dubois
Canadian Barbara Wagstaff created the site Diabetes Advocacy following what can only be described as the…
Welcome again to our ongoing series about living with diabetes around the globe. We’re very excited to bring you this special account of life in the United Arab Emirates by Aisha AlQaissieh, a 25-year-old native of Abu Dhabi, the capitol of the country, where she works at her family’s business. Aisha was diagnosed with type 1 at age 12 and struggled with her diabetes for a few years before becoming a patient at the UAE’s…Read more »
I’ve lived with type 1 diabetes for the past 18 years and I travel by plane for business or pleasure (or both…) almost monthly. You probably think that by now I’d have traveling with diabetes down pat. But in true diabetes fashion, I’m constantly learning and re-learning D-management tweaks all the time — especially when on the go!
The Insulin Debacle
This past weekend, my husband and I traveled to Phoenix for a family wedding.…
During March, for National Nutrition Month, I posted a review of gluten-free protein bars, which caught the attention of fellow writer and D-advocate Jessica Apple, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the diabetes magazine ASweetLife. She felt all the nutrition bars were packed with “way too much carb” and was surprised by my emphasis on their fat content. Why? Because many people associate fat in food with weight gain. But this is a fallacy, she says, especially…Read more »