Diabetes in the Media

They said so. So it must be true.

Is it just me, or has there been a recent uptick in the “we can totally cure your diabetes with this natural remedy” lately? I swear in the last few weeks I’ve had someone tell me that: Type 1 diabetes isn’t an autoimmune disease Type 1 can be reversed by eating a paleo diet Type […]

Recall this Masterpiece.

If you’ve had diabetes for over, like, a day, you’ve probably been through a product recall at some point. Some are large, some are small. But if you’re a test strip hoarder like I am, they involve giant-geometric-modern-art-like-patterns on you floor while you sort through a list of 15 lot numbers which are all confusingly […]

New cinematic lows…literally.

I’ve been known to get a bit perturbed when diabetes isn’t accurately portrayed in mainstream media. Steel Magnolias’ dismal, scientifically inaccurate, totally depressing representation of living with diabetes is enough to make anyone get on a soapbox for hours to combat its tidal wave of BS. But my fellow diabetic friends, I’ve found a new gem that takes […]

The True Weight of the Matter.

The Supreme Court ruling on the affordable care act wasn’t the only health care news this week. Arena Pharmaceuticals had the oral medication Belviq approved for the indication of weight loss- which is a rare occasion as the FDA only very occasionally approves anything for weight control. As our county gets heavier and heavier with […]

PWD…in print!

I came home from work yesterday to find a giant envelope stuffed with offers for a free subscription (and cookbook! Wowza!) from a magazine called Diabetic Living. I’ve seen it at the check stand in the grocery store before, but I’ve never flipped through a copy. And I have to say that reading the letter […]

Linky Bits for your Friday Enjoyment!

I feel like I barely made it to Friday this week was so doggone long. I’m screeching in to this last day of the work week with the motor barely chugging along, in desperate need of some sleep and maybe some bad reality TV to zone out on. Since I’m next to useless today, I […]

Diabetes Month is Here!

It’s November, party people, and that means it’s officially National Diabetes Month! What’s that you say? You don’t need a “National” sponsorship behind this disease because EVERY DAY is Diabetes Day for you? Yes, I agree – those that live with diabetes don’t need any more “awareness” about this disease because we’re pretty doggone aware […]

Team Type 1 Running Across America!

Hi folks! I’m traveling today, so please forgive me for reposting a press release, but I wanted to share this AMAZING event with you  – Team Type 1 is gearing up to “Run Across America.” Ten runners with Type 1 diabetes are leaving from Oceanside, CA tomorrow to run across the United States to promote […]

Now those are family ties!

This picture has been floating around the ‘net for a while so some of you may have seen it, but it’s Monday and I need something to put a smile on my face and this amazing family is doing the trick. Meet the Boivins, who have a son with Type 1 diabetes. Because they never […]

We will keeping asking.

I took an elevator up to the third floor of an office building, and was greeted by the most professional-looking door I’ve ever seen. The seal of the United States was emblazoned on the door, and the name of my local Congressman below it. This door, one among several in a long hallway, had it’s […]