It’s always exciting to see a member of the D-OC accomplish a goal, so we’re thrilled to announce the release of Ginger Vieira’s self-published book, Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger has lived with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease since 1999, but she’s most recognized for being a powerlifter (she’s set 15 records in drug-tested powerlifting) and owner of a life coaching business called Living in Progress. Ginger is powerfully committed to motivating and encouraging…Read more »
George Simmons is our resident diabetes community “Ninja,” meaning he somehow conjures the forces of nature to aid him in his legendary quest for a healthy life. (Ninjas also apparently have some wicked urban abilities you might not know about.) One of George’s wicked abilities is being an absolutely amazing father, I am told. Today, we asked George to share how diabetes and being a dad can possibly mix:
A Guest Post by George “Ninjabetic”…Read more »
Editor’s Note: Allison Blass, my new assistant editor, was moved by what she heard and saw at the JDRF Research Summit last weekend and what she read thereafter. But maybe not in the way you’d think…
I remember when I stopped believing that I would see a cure for diabetes.
It was a spring afternoon when I was in college. I was sitting on the back deck of this coffee shop I frequented. It was…
As reported yesterday, the JDRF Capitol Chapter hosted their first annual research summit in Bethesda, MD, on Saturday. Just days before, the staff reported that they were expecting more than 400 people. Not bad! The line-up included talks on the rise of type 1 diabetes, preventing type 1, the latest in artificial pancreas technology, and why human studies are crucial for the next steps in research.
I sat alongside several other D-bloggers, including Scott Strumello,…
Speaking of iPhone-ish diabetes devices (aren’t we always?), a number of readers asked us lately for an update on the new Tandem insulin pump, which could hardly look more Apple’esque if it tried:
The San Diego-based company has been developing this one for several years, and recently added some famous names to its Clinical Advisory Board: insulin pump experts Dr. Bruce Bode, CDEs Virginia Valentine and John Walsch, and Dr. Steven Edelman of TCOYD fame.…Read more »