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. The website and associated social media channels feature user-submitted images along with short stories about their lives with diabetes. (more…)
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 published in Diabetes Care (fee for full article access) shows otherwise (press release (3/2016)), (press release (12/2015, includes a free link to the white paper the published article is based on)).
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 much different if G-Money hadn’t found that podcast.
Brad made a quick video with everything you need to know about Spare A Rose in less than one minute.
Maybe money is tight right now? No worries, I understand. We understand. Spreading the word about this campaign is also very helpful, doesn’t cost a thing, and is very much appreciated.
Huge thanks to Brad Slaight (Meter Boy of Diabetes Hero Squad) for making this wonderful video!
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.
Winter Sports Camps for Kids & Teens Living with Type 1 Diabetes
There are fundraising and full scholarship opportunities to help with registration costs, if necessary.
The DSMA Team spoke to Sean & Mollie back in May of 2013.
P.S. – Sean and Mollie Busby live in the same small city in Montana (population ~ 6,600) that my aunt and uncle do! What are the chances? I love how small the world is sometimes. 🙂
Education is a huge part of living with diabetes. Unfortunately, many people with type 2 diabetes are diagnosed then leave the office with little or no education.
If they are lucky, they’ll get back to their doctor’s office for a session with an educator a couple of weeks or a month later.
But what happens in-between? Imagine the questions!
What can I eat? How do I use this blood sugar meter? What do these numbers even mean? It’s paralyzing.
So my clever friends at mySugr have come up with a solution.
Introducing mySugr Academy.
The first course (10 levels with animated videos, articles, tips, challenges, and more) is geared towards type 2 diabetes. We have type 1 stuff on the roadmap, too.
We hope this online diabetes education tool helps fill the gap between diagnosis and initial education, and maybe even proves to be a powerful supplement to traditional diabetes education.
I’d love to know what you think! I’d also love to know more about your diagnosis/education experience. Please leave a comment, or send me a private message if you prefer.
Happy World Diabetes Day!
What does the FDA need to know?
The FDA will host a discussion between the diabetes community and senior FDA leadership from both the drug and device groups.
The topic? What does the FDA need to know about living with diabetes?
The discussion will be available via live webcast from 1-4pm ET (registration details coming soon).
The event will include a live panel of patients, both T1 & T2, and representatives from ADA, JDRF, and diaTribe.
As a community, we have a huge opportunity to present the many challenges we face each day, and it’s important to let the FDA hear YOUR opinions and make sure they’re part of the discussion.
Please consider sharing five minutes of your time to complete the survey. You’ll be making a huge difference in the world of diabetes.
The survey is only open for about FIVE DAYS – so please, do not procrastinate!
To say Doug Masiuk likes to run is like saying Scott Johnson likes to drink Diet Coke. 🙂
Doug is all about empowering people with diabetes through his love of running. Not long ago he ran across America, and now he’s taking on another amazing challenge. We’re talking with Doug tonight on DSMA Live about what he’s up to. I hope you’ll tune in and hear about what you can do to help keep him moving.
Learn more about Doug and his mission at 1Run.org.