Winter Sports Camps for Kids & Teens Living with Type 1 Diabetes It's a midwest mashup of Riding on Insulin events over the next couple of months, including a Family Day right here in Minnesota! There is a Family Day here at Afton Alps on March 7th, 2015. There are fundraising and full scholarship opportunities to help with registration costs, if necessary. The … [Read more...] about Riding on Insulin – You Betcha!
What does the FDA need to know? On November 3rd we will experience a historic event. 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 … [Read more...] about What does the FDA need to know about living with diabetes?
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 … [Read more...] about Doug Masiuk – Appalachian Trail With Type 1
A small group of people who I highly respect asked for some help in spreading a message. If any one of these folks asked me, individually, for help, I'd not hesitate. So when they approached me collectively talking about how we could use social media for social good, I was all in. Specifically, they’re looking to help the Life for a Child program, which is an International … [Read more...] about What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Want to save a child?
Lee Ann Thill is one of my favorite people around. She is super smart and plugs into the emotional side of life with diabetes with experienced perception. She's been wrestling with type 1 diabetes for a long time. She get's it. Looking to take her smartness to the next level, she's gone back to school (hello, Dr. Thill!). She's already 18-months into her doctoral program … [Read more...] about The VIAL Project: Helping Lee Ann Thill
Today's post is intended to help Bennet spread the word about a survey on MyGlu. I am a supporter of what the T1D Exchange (of which Glu is a part of) is all about, and am happy to help whenever I can. Straight from Bennet's post: A few days ago I wrote about research were patients were not seen as a stakeholder in research. There were some good comments and I encourage … [Read more...] about Glu Survey on Type 1 Diabetes & Emotions
James Ward is in jail, and is being killed one meal at a time. I saw the story in diaTribe last month and wasn't quite sure what to think about it. Mr. Ward is, by no means, the picture of a model citizen, but that doesn't mean he has to surrender the right to adequate healthcare while incarcerated. Kelly Close and her team at diaTribe imagine that this situation is not … [Read more...] about Help With a Petition: Diabetes Care in Jail
The Diabetes Scholars Foundation does amazing work. They raise money to help get families and young adults to Friends for Life conferences. As if that isn't enough, they also raise money to get young adults to college. I've written about what they do in the past. I am a big supporter of them and appreciate all of the hard work they do. At each Friends … [Read more...] about Diabetes Scholars – Generosity In Action
I'm posting this on behalf of Mary Podjasek, President of the Diabetes Scholars Foundation. Her mission in life is to help bring more people to Friends for Life (not to mention college scholarships), and that is a mission I support 100%. -------------------------------- Each year, Children with Diabetes hosts a spectacular diabetes conference where thousands of people come … [Read more...] about Diabetes Scholars – Howl at the Moon!
I spent Sunday afternoon sweating it out with the local Insulindependence regional group. Insulindependence is all about helping people, of all ages and fitness levels, be active with diabetes. It's a great mission! Would your life with diabetes be different if you had a group of people around and available that were very educated about diabetes and exercise? Last … [Read more...] about December Dawn Phenom – Insulindependence