I love "The Faces of Diabetes" and the great work they're doing. If you're not already familiar, The Faces of Diabetes is a nonprofit dedicated to changing the way people see diabetes. Founded by Edward Fielder, the idea started from his senior thesis at Troy University where he mixed the heavy subject matter of diabetes and the humor often found in the situations we end up in. … [Read more...] about The Faces of Diabetes
A Medicare program designed to save money and make things easier for their beneficiaries with diabetes actually appears to have increased costs, increased hospitalizations, and even increased deaths. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services claims the program for diabetes testing supplies poses no health threat. However, a peer-reviewed journal article recently … [Read more...] about Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program
I was really moved by a recent newsletter from Dr. Steve Edelman & Dr. Jeremy Pettus about diabetes complications and asked for permission to share their thoughts with you. When Diabetes Gets Complicated And what could be more complicated than complications? Yes, that’s right. It’s not a fun or funny topic. In fact, it’s the opposite of those things, but it is … [Read more...] about Powerful Perspectives on Diabetes Complications
I like podcasts. I listen to them as often as I can and I feel blessed that there are so many great diabetes podcasts to choose from. I actually have a diabetes podcast to thank for bringing a very important person into my life. George Simmons would not have found the diabetes online community when he did if it weren't for Christel's Diabetic Feed podcast. My world would be … [Read more...] about Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms
Brad made a quick video with everything you need to know about Spare A Rose in less than one minute. https://youtu.be/0rXYhnd81gg If you're ready to jump right to it and donate, that's great! Head to http://SpareARose.org/give/ Maybe money is tight right now? No worries, I understand. We understand. Spreading the word about this campaign is also very helpful, doesn't … [Read more...] about Spare A Rose, Save A Child
A handful of PSA's about prediabetes have been created through an exciting collaboration with the Ad Council, the American Medical Association (AMA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Take this "Busy Moms", for example. https://youtu.be/dYSzAAM1BX8 … [Read more...] about No One is Excused from Prediabetes
I enjoy helping friends. Friends like Dr. Oser. We first met at a CWD Focus on Technology some years back, and I'm happy to say we're now working together on CWD's Friends for Life 'Adults with Type 1' track. We even wore matching uniforms one-day last summer... … [Read more...] about Research Central! Calling adult T1’s!
Jill Weissberg-Benchell, a psychologist and CDE in Chicago (and a dear friend) is inviting people with T1D and their loved ones (partners, spouses, parents) to participate in a focus group with other PWD to talk about your hopes and expectations of new diabetes technology. … [Read more...] about Your thoughts about automated insulin delivery?
Continuous glucose monitoring is an important part of my diabetes management. I don't like that people covered by Medicare are being denied coverage for this useful tool. … [Read more...] about CGMs and Medicare
I'm in the middle of a very busy flurry of travel. A 9:00 pm touchdown Saturday night, a rush repack of my suitcase, and a takeoff scheduled for 8:00 am the very next morning had me desperate for five or six hours of sleep before heading out again. Diabetes wasn't trying to hear it. I made my flight, but I'm a little tired today. And every time I dozed off during … [Read more...] about Just five hours, please?