I’ve been writing DiabetesMine for six years now: 1,425 posts and over 15,000 (legitimate) comments to date, most of it all about what’s happening in the diabetes world and the industry that serves us. Only a little bit of it is personal stuff about me. So as I’ve been watching this meme bouncing around the diabetes online community (D-OC) for a while, I’m thinking it’s about time I shared a little piece of me, too.…Read more »
Elaine Massaro believes in the power of treating people with diabetes in group settings. She’s an RN and CDE who was recently honored as 2010 Diabetes Educator of the Year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for her success in “improving the effectiveness and efficiency of diabetes patient education by using this (group) technique with patients at Northwestern University in Chicago.” She’s also one of an elite group of CDEs teaching the use…Read more »
I found Jeremy Williamson on Twitter. But if you read fitness magazines, watch Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime television, or follow the annual “Model Universe” competitions, you may have run into this type 1 diabetic hottie already. Jeremy is a 34-year-old native of Augusta, GA, who attended bible college in Tulsa, OK, and worked as a youth minister for many years. In 2006, he started doing a little modeling on the side. Then on a…Read more »
How do you explain to a young child with diabetes why her parents are hurting her with finger pricks and insulin injections every day? Hollywood producer Rocky Lang is one dad who struggled with that dilemma. In 2001, his ten-year-old daughter, Nikki, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She handled her diagnosis remarkably well. But then a short time later, Lara, his ex-wife’s daughter from her new marriage, was diagnosed with diabetes at only 18…Read more »
Earlier this week, Novo Nordisk released results of a sweeping new survey about how patients — both type 1 and type 2 — struggle with insulin therapy, and what doctors accredit that to.
Entitled the Global Attitudes of Patients and Physicians in Insulin Therapy (GAPPTM), the survey was conducted among almost 3,000 physicians and patients in eight countries “with the objective to learn what they perceive to be the biggest functional and emotional unfulfilled needs…