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T1International: Think global, act local (without losing stamina!)

In this episode of TuDiabetes Talks: Advocacy Edition, Mandy Jones interviews Elizabeth Rowley, the founder of T1International. We discuss thinking globally, but acting locally as well as maintaining advocate stamina when so many PWDsneed support getting insulin during crises (ie. Syria, Venezuela). T1International is a registered charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) in England and Wales. Their […]

Diabetes Access Advocacy Toolkit

Download the Toolkit from T1International. Thanks to funding fromBeyond Type 1, our friends at T1International have created a resource for people around the world who want to advocate for better access to insulin, diabetes supplies, care or education. Chapters, with associated international case-studies, include: Understand The Issue Plan Your Action Take Action Evaluate & Celebrate […]

FDA on Advances Medical Product Innovation

From FDAs Blog: FDA Advances Medical Product Innovation Posted onMarch 17, 2015byFDA Voice By: Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. On March 10, I had the pleasure of appearing with my colleagueDr. Francis Collinsbefore theSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensionsto testify at a hearing on the subject of Continuing Americas Leadership in Medical Innovation for […]

Your Diabetes May Vary

Bennet Dunlap of Your Diabetes May VarySon and Daughter; Type 1 Diabetes YDMV and theBetesNOW are the miscellaneous ramblings of a Type 1 Diabetic family. YDMV from a parents perspective and theBetesNOW videos by and for teens. YDMV theBetesNOW As a family with two Type 1 Diabetic teens, we try to pursue life, liberty and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]