Bob Krause is a modern-day diabetes hero. He celebrated his 90th birthday on May 27, and has lived with diabetes for 85 of those years! He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few years after insulin was invented by Banting and Best. Today, he is a retired chemical engineer living in San Diego with his wife, with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage last year. He is the father of two sons…Read more »
June is National Employee Wellness Month, Folks. Did you know?
It’s a campaign created a few years ago by none other than Virgin HealthMiles, a leading provider of employee health programs (go figure). And this year’s initiative is co-sponsored by the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. Why do we smell diabetes all over that?
A lot of the focus here…
OK, so the honeymoon is over. There’s always that euphoria when you start using a new gadget or tool, and it always wears off over time. I’m still glad to have my new Dexcom — believe you me! — because it’s helped me out of a horrible motivational slump, and it’s made me realize how much of the time I had no idea what was happening with my BG levels.
So those are positives.
Last week, the American Diabetes Association released the fifth edition of their Complete Guide to Diabetes. So what, right? What’s special about this new edition? We don’t usually even bother reviewing multi-author guides published by big organizations. True that. But we thought it was time to have a look-see whether an “everything-guide” like this can really offer anything of value to a long-time PWD?
The ADA’s Guide really is like an encyclopedia of diabetes. So…
I just had my full set of lab tests again – ugh. How ’bout you all? Hate it! But trying, as always, to look on the bright side of life.
This reminded me of an image our illustrious diabetes illustrator Haidee Merritt sent over recently for the DiabetesMine Sunday Funnies. Yup, that vial is just what you think it is:
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