Category: Blog

Welcome Richard

We typically dont write posts about new DA members. This Richard is exceptional, as Christel explains: Sometimes, rockstars wear plaid shirts with a comfortable sweater. Richard Vaughn doesnt need to strut around in tight leather pants likeTom Cruises Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages. Hes badder than that. Much badder. The Rockstar. At least to […]

What Simonpalooza Taught Me

Back row (left to right): Jessica Collins, Joshua Collins, Aaron Vlasnik, Scott Johnson, Jeff Mather, Scott Strange, Kelly Rawlings, Allison Nimlos, Erik Nimlos Second row (left to right): Mike Hoskins, Lisa Mather, Victoria Cumbow, Simon Boots, Kim Vlasnik, Courtney, Sarah Jane BlacksherKneeling: Amanda, Sara Knicks, Heather (and Becca!) I hardly know what to say about […]

What to Say to Your Doctor

By: Riva Greenberg, author,Huffington Postcolumnist, speaker and health coach. Recently the American Diabetes Association added individualized therapy to its practice guidelines. No longer are those of us with diabetes to be seen as identical; practitioners are encouraged to create individual treatment plans for, and with, their patients. We can actually help our provider do that […]

World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange

Lee Ann Thill has introduced yet another Great idea for the Diabetes Online Community to get involved in. Click on the image for more details or click on (more). Here are the rules: 1) Email your postal address to me: leeann@thebuttercompartment.com. If you would like to be matched with an adult, child or family, another […]

Three WEGO Health Awards for the DOC

WEGO Health The WEGO Health Paperboy Health Activist Award winner is Amy Tenderich of DiabetesMine! The WEGO Health Best in Show Award for Blogging winner is Kerri Sparling of SixUntilMe! Another member of the DOC weve all learned to love and respect also won an award: The WEGO Health Advocating for Another Award winner is […]

Two amazing advocacy interviews: Peter Staley and Bennet Dunlap

Aug. 21, 2013 we hosted Peter Staley, a long-term AIDS and gay rights activist, and one of the early members of ACT Up NY. Aug. 29, 2013 we hosted Bennet Dunlap, a passionate and dedicated diabetes advocate behind theStripSafelycampaign. Join StripSafely to Help Policy Makers Hear on Accurate Diabetes Testing Maters. The FDA has acknowledged […]

Spare a Rose, Save a Child

Dear DOC Friends, Valentines Day is coming up, and we, as a community, have a chance to show some love for people with diabetes around the globe. A small group of us Kelly Close, Manny Hernandez, Bennet Dunlap, Kerri Sparling, and Jeff Hitchcock with the support of some folks at Johnson & Johnson, got together […]

Help PWD in the Gulf Coast

HurricaneIsaac slammed into the United States leaving behind a land of ruin and devastation. A while ago I reached out to the LIONs Club International Foundation(a service organization that helps those in need and also has diabetes as a priority)(LCIF).The LIONs have boots-on-the-ground around the world and the idea was that if there was ever […]

Carta Abierta a la Presidenta Cristina Fernández de Kirchner @Cfkargentina

This Open message toPresident Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner is repeated in English below. Honorable Presidenta Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner, Durante el da de ayer usted promulg un discurso del lanzamiento del Plan Argentina Innovadora 2020 en la Casa Rosada. Como parte de los proyectos investigativos que present, se encuentra la creacin de un tratamiento para […]

Open letter to NPR about Diabetes Social Media piece

Dear Ms. Silverman: Thanks for shedding light on the importance of social media for people touched by diabetes. It was certainly special to hear our friend Kerri Sparling on NPR during the drive to work this morning! In your story, Dr. Jason Bronner from UCSD Medical Center is quoted saying: Theres no proof in diabetes […]