• Bob said it best

    My good friend, Bob Pedersen, shared a blog post last night about the impact that all of the talk about changing the names of the types of diabetes has had on him. As a type 2 myself, this issue has left me feeling much the same way. I’ve wanted to weigh in on the matter for a while now, but couldn’t find the words to express the feelings I’ve had. Bob found the words to express his feelings about it. And he expressed them better than I ever could. I encourage you to read Bob’s post titled Association . And remember, if you think you’re tired of the stereotypical crap associated with type 2, just imagine how those of us…

  • Review: Diabetes Do’s & How-To’s

    So, I’ve just finished reading Riva Greenberg’s new book, Diabetes Do’s & How-To’s, and I would definitely recommend it to those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes, as well as to those who have lived with diabetes for a while but have fallen off the management wagon and are struggling to get back on it. In her book, Riva not only lays out what one should do to live healthy with diabetes, but also how to go about it. Drawing from more than 40 years of personal experience living with type 1 diabetes, as well from experts in the diabetes field, Riva touches on a wide range of topics including food and fitness, as well as medical issues and changing…

  • Review: Emotional Eating with Diabetes

    When I think about a book on diabetes and emotional eating, I think of something like a college textbook filled with hundreds of pages of psychological mumbo-jumbo and medical terms that I would need a PhD in order to understand. Thankfully, Ginger Vieira‘s new book, Emotional Eating with Diabetes, is nothing of the sort. It’s essentially a 46 page workbook, designed to help you identify the problems that you may have with emotional eating, pinpoint the causes of the problems, and help lay out a plan for addressing those problems and moving on.  The audience?  People living with any type of diabetes. Within the fun, inviting cover you’ll find some of Ginger’s own experiences, as well as the experiences of…

  • Spare a Rose, Save a Child

    Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and we, the Diabetes Online Community, have an opportunity to use this occasion to help the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child program. The idea behind “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” is simple. Take the typical “dozen roses,” a gift that’s quite popular on Valentine’s Day, and save just one rose to spare the life of a child.  You buy one less rose this Valentine’s Day and share the value of that flower with a child with diabetes in the developing world. Your loved one at home still gets flowers and you both show some love to someone across the world who needs it. The initiative was spearheaded by Kelly Close, Manny Hernandez,…

  • Getting to know Matthew Deets

    Through my interactions with the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) on Twitter and other social media outlets over the last 3 years and 11 months, I’ve had the privilege of meeting some really amazing people. One such person is my good friend and fellow type 2, Matthew Deets.  Many in the DOC already know Matt, but for those who don’t, you really should.  So, by way of a Q & A set from a recent interview, I’d like to introduce you to him. So, Matt, could you tell everyone a little about yourself? Well, I live in Colton, Oregon, and I love my family, friends, Diet Coke, bacon, cupcakes, insulin, and all things geeky. I love all things tech and Apple. …