I’ve interviewed athletes, musicians, artists, and even acrobats with type 1 diabetes. But Nat Strand “takes the cake,” if you’ll excuse the expression. She’s a 31-year-old anesthesiologist who, along with fellow doctor and friend Kat Chang, won the 2010 reality TV Amazing Race competition, which challenges two-person teams to race across the globe in a frenzied international scavenger hunt with just one backpack each and very little money. Contestants travel by bus, hot air balloon…Read more »
I wanted to take a few minutes today to introduce myself as the new assistant editor here at the ‘Mine. While I am not new to the diabetes community, some of you might not be as familiar with me as others and I wanted to make sure that we could all get to know each other.
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes nearly 17 years ago, on January 27, 1994 (funny how…
It’s been a while since we’ve visited our “Small But Mighty” series, profiling the many “Mom & Pop companies” run by PWDs for the good of the community. Today we talk with Ryan Brown, a 26-year-old from Tennessee who was dealt a surprising blow when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 25. Not not one to sit on his laurels (or sorrows), Ryan decided to use his graphic design talents to launch…Read more »
We’ve all heard them at one time or another — those insensitive comments that just make you cringe. But what do you say back? We might wish we could share the snarky comeback on the tip of our tongues, but that isn’t always a good idea, especially if this is someone you’ll have to see again (a family member, friend, etc.). A few weeks ago, D-mom blogger Joanne was inspired by a “D-wit” post from…Read more »
Complications: preventing them is the motivation behind almost everything we do in managing our diabetes. Yet how much do we really know about how to live with them? After all, life doesn’t stop with a diabetes complication.
I’ve been thinking that even if you’re diligent with your diabetes management, that isn’t necessarily a guarantee (nor is it easy!). You could have amazing BG control, but still develop some damage. Totally unfair, right? This is the…