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All Blog Posts Tagged 'type2' (11)

FitBit health applications

A friend sold me her fitbit flex health tracker.


I love the fact that tracks so many different vial stats and is very flexible. I was wondering if anybody has tried to track or monitor their glucose results and or insulin injections with it. Do you know of an application that will sync the fitbit with your glucose monitor. I want something that will specifically…


Added by Christalyn on February 22, 2015 at 9:10am — 4 Comments

Comparing ALL the Insulin Pumps!

I've used almost all of the insulin pumps on the market (that's a long and winding story itself) over the last 14 years of pumping, so when people want my opinion on a pump, I ask them to pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee. I'll drop some knowledge.

As Tech Editor for, I recently published the most massive pump comparison analysis you've ever had the…


Added by Melissa Lee on December 9, 2014 at 2:06pm — 15 Comments


I like a good joke. I can even take a good joke about myself. And I know that I've laughed at inappropriate jokes. I know most of us have. But we need to talk about what's at the root of some types of our humor.

Even comedians have started to admit that there are realms of humor that should be handled differently. Not off limits, per se, but with the subject of the punchline in mind. Patton Oswalt wrote last summer about his complete 180° in understanding why he was…


Added by Melissa Lee on February 12, 2014 at 1:02pm — 11 Comments

So very Blessed!!!!!!!!!! "Second Act" Yahoo ~Vitality

I have been featured in a yahoo short film. "Second Act" I am completely humbled by this experience. I love being a diabetes advocate. I love helping others. I really know god's hand in my life as door after door keep opening. :-)

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! :-)…


Added by Jill Knapp on November 16, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

How can we change the rising costs of diabetes care?

Tonight Manny shared with me a note about a report that estimated the possible costs of diabetes care in 2025. And the numbers are scary. Have a look at my animation of how the incidence of diabetes changes from 2010 to 2015 to 2025, these are based on image from the report website. Watch it through a few times and notice how some how some of the states in 2025 are a dark red (lots of diabetes estimated) that doesn't even appear in last year's map. Those represent states where close to 20%…


Added by Bernard on March 17, 2011 at 9:53pm — No Comments

My Sixers List

My Sixers list.

On this day, the sixth anniversary of the DBlog activity, we were asked to cite six things we’d like other to know about Diabetes.…


Added by Jenny on November 9, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

What is support?

As with everything, it is different for everyone. But for me it is NOT being told how wrong, stupid, lazy, non-compiant...etc etc. I am (or someone telling someone else that)

So why do I feel I need to say anything? maybe because I am not feeling well and cranky/.overly-sensitive..but anyway...

In tripping my way through all my favorite sites this morning, I noticed a slew of scathing (nicest thing I can say) replies to people who have gone to one site or another for… Continue

Added by Denise Bevard on October 29, 2009 at 10:32am — 3 Comments

What Do You Think About Alert Dogs Used For Diabetes?

I was inspired to write this blog because I miss my golden Molly, who is in my profile pix, and because I saw the pretty Golden on a google news alert and I was moved. Canines are amazing little beasties!

Super Sniffers!

Dogs have always been a big part of my life! My entire life I have been exposed to the love and protection that they offer to a companion they… Continue

Added by Ann Bartlett on July 1, 2009 at 6:35am — 1 Comment

Cast Your Vote for A Social Media Makeover

I found this while twittering the other day and thought about all the orgs that I look at who need help with the media presence. I have plenty of philanthropic places to choose from, but decided to look within my own disease at who makes a difference and could use a facelift.

Sports has been such a big part of my life, and with age just being active is a lifeline to health. So I nominated DESA, Diabetes Sports and Exercise Foundation for the chance to win $25K for a social media… Continue

Added by Ann Bartlett on June 27, 2009 at 6:21am — No Comments

Learning From Each Other, Finding Common Ground

Transcription of the audio from the video

In recent times, emotions in our community have been stirred up. Very strong expressions from "across the aisle" that appears to divide type 1 and type 2 diabetes have come up.

It is a fact: type 1 and type 2 are different conditions and there are even more types of diabetes. All have their things that make them unique and more challenging for some people and perhaps not as challenging for others. There… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on June 12, 2009 at 4:00pm — 25 Comments

Podcast: Understanding Beta Cell Exhaustion in Type 2 Diabetes

We just posted a phenomenon audio and transcript of our interview with Dr. Michael Weiss. Dr. Weiss does a remarkable job of explaining how beta cell exhaustion occurs in type diabetics and how his research may one day halt type 2 diabetes in its tracks. If you are not familiar with how your body makes insulin, this interview is definitely for you.…


Added by David and Elizabeth Edelman on June 17, 2008 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

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From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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