I'm happy to announce that Juvenile Diabetes No Limits is heading back down to the Chicago area for another free driving clinic for teens with diabetes. This 1-day program is open to teens with diabetes ages 15-19 with a valid permit or drivers license. If space permits, 14 and 15-year-olds can take part and learn (they can ride along, usually, but can't do the … [Read more...] about Free Diabetes Driving Clinic for Teens – Chicago, IL – 9/27/14
Scott over at "Rolling in the D" wrote a great post Monday about driving with diabetes. He read an article on Sunday in his local paper about a PWD dealing with a low blood sugar who was beaten by police for resisting arrest. It's a terrifying situation, and every single one of us is vulnerable. The tighter we manage our diabetes, the more likely we are to have lows. And … [Read more...] about Rolling with the D (hat tip to Scott E.)
Last week I was at one of the local type 1 meet-ups. We were at a Caribou Coffee, and I noticed a couple of cops there having coffee. I say "cops" in a general way. Technically, I think they were Ramsey County Sheriffs. But you know, uniform, badge, gun, bullet-proof vest bulging underneath the shirt. The term "cop" works for me. No, they were not having donuts. I … [Read more...] about Cops and Low Blood Sugars
Since my dLife article hit the page I have been getting e-mail after e-mail about people who have had their medic alert jewelry completely ignored, or reports of their loved ones being put in harms way due to their information being ignored, even when very clearly displayed. It scares the crap out of me. How can we protect ourselves? How can we be sure that we won't be … [Read more...] about Medic Alert Feedback and What Can We Do?