As you know, I’m back from my annual summer vacation in Germany, and that means one thing — back to school for my kids! But it’s also back to school for thousands of children with diabetes. The process of getting a kid situated for school is a daunting task for any parent. There are school supplies to buy, clothes to argue over, and for kids with diabetes, a sit-down with the school staff to figure…Read more »
A look back again at a post from September 2005. The only thing I know of that’s changed on this topic in the past years is the notion that the viral infection at issue was not necessarily a recent one, but rather an illness you may have had years earlier, long before the diabetes reared its ugly head. In any case, you still had to have “the right set of genes,” doctors tell me.
Kelly Close is the brillant mind behind Close Concerns, a consultancy dedicated to “the business of diabetes.” In addition to having type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years, she is also one of the thought leaders in the diabetes community. One of Close Concern’s main objectives is to go every ― and I mean every ― diabetes conference and report back on the latest findings. Today, Kelly shares some new nuggets she discovered at…Read more »
Yup, tattoos still seem like they’d be the perfect solution for PWDs who resist wearing the all-important medical ID jewelry. And yet the concerns over infections remain. Dr. Bill Quick reports that the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is all for medical tattoos these days, and has some excellent tips on avoiding infection.
Meanwhile, one of the entrants in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge is actually working on tattoos that will change color when…Read more »
Karen Talmadge is executive VP, co-founder, and chief science officer of Kyphon, a company focusing on cures for spinal fractures, which was acquired by Medtronic in 2007. She’s also an entrepreneur and mother of a type 1 daughter, turned diabetes advocate. See my interview with Karen from last year here. We were deep into our conversation about the challenges of bringing up a child with diabetes when she mentioned, “don’t forget the siblings!”