Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes's Blog – May 2012 Archive (14)

The Making of ‘The Girl’s Guide to Diabetes’

Have you met the girl behind ‘The Girl’s Guide to Diabetes’? Now you can! Follow along as we sit down with the author and chat about how the blog came to be, the unique way her sister contributes, and her plans for the future.

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 30, 2012 at 6:42am — No Comments

Be Heard Through the DiabetesMine™ Patient Voices Contest

Have you submitted your entry for the DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest? Read what Amy Tenderich had to say about the contest at Discuss Diabetes here.

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 24, 2012 at 6:59am — No Comments

Sysy Morales Bonds with Her Sister Through Type 1 Diabetes

Last month, I had the privilege of meeting The Girl’s Guide To Diabetes author, Sysy Morales. She shared her unique story of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes with me – just eight months after her younger sister Ana’s diagnosis.

Read Part 1 of our conversation at Discuss Diabetes here.…

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 23, 2012 at 6:33am — No Comments

A1C Champion: The Story Behind the Prolific Riva Greenberg

Blogger, author and educator Riva Greenberg has had a remarkable journey with diabetes. It wasn’t always easy, but she says she found what motivates her and is passing on her knowledge and inspiration to others through the A1C Champions program.

Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes here.

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Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 22, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Q&A with 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge Judge Ilene Klein

Follow along as our very own Andy Boyle, Director of Diabetes Marketing, Sanofi US, discusses how innovation in mobile technology is transforming existing models of healthcare with 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge judge, Ilene Klein. See their full discussion at Discuss Diabetes here.

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Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 18, 2012 at 6:58am — No Comments

A Q&A with 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge Judge Aneesh Chopra

Learn how open data fosters innovation as our very own Dennis Urbaniak, Vice President, Head of U.S. Diabetes, Sanofi US chats with 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge judge, Aneesh Chopra.

Read their interview at Discuss Diabetes here.

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Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 17, 2012 at 6:26am — No Comments

A Q&A with 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge Judge Larry Irving

Our own Michele Polz, Head of Patient Solutions, U.S. Diabetes, Sanofi US sits down with 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge judge, Larry Irving, to discuss how technology innovation is expanding the reach of healthcare solutions to new populations. Find the full interview in our Discuss Diabetes post here.

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Laura…

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 16, 2012 at 6:45am — No Comments

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Sara Nicastro Relishes Memories with Her Mother

Sara Nicastro, author of the Moments of Wonderful blog, shifts the focus of our week long Mother’s Day tribute series from moms talking about their kids, to Sara celebrating her mom. Sara says she has many great memories with her mom, but she narrowed them down to two for today’s post. I’m sure you will agree they are quite a duo!

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 11, 2012 at 6:39am — No Comments

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Joanne Cunha’s Proud Mommy Moment

Death of a Pancreas author and D-Mom Joanne Cunha continues our Mother’s Day tributes this week by sharing her proudest moment as a mother. Hint: it has to do with how her daughter has handled her diabetes.

Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes here.

Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 10, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Kerri Sparling’s Dream Comes True

“I love how my diabetes isn't something she fears or worries about, but is just something her mama does every day, and doesn't come between us.” Kerri Sparling, of Six Until Me, shares some of the things she loves most about being a mom in part three of our Mother’s Day series. Her response is both heartwarming and unique!

Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes…

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 9, 2012 at 7:01am — No Comments

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Soon-to-Be-Mom Jacquie Wojcik Awaits Motherhood

“I can’t wrap my head around it yet, but I know I’m so close, and I’m so eager to experience this story for myself.” Jacquie Wojcik, also known as @badpancreas on Twitter, shares what she’s anticipating most about becoming a first-time mom. Definitely an honest assessment of the thoughts & emotions during pregnancy!

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 8, 2012 at 6:24am — No Comments

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Wendy Rose Shares Lessons Learned Through Motherhood & Nursing

To help us celebrate National Nurse’s Week and Mother’s Day, Candy Hearts blog author Wendy Rose wrote a guest post about how her roles as an RN and a mom influence one another. It’s an incredibly honest and heartfelt post! Read the full article at Discuss Diabetes here.
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Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 7, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments

iBGStar® Blood Glucose Meter Merges iPhone® and iPod touch® Products with Everyday Diabetes Need

It’s finally here! We know you’ve been asking about iBGStar®  for a long time. We’re excited to finally be able to share how iBGStar could help the way you interact with your BG readings. In our recent blog post, I chat with three iBGStar team members and discuss how the iBGStar device and app can help you find daily readings, patterns, or trends all in the palm of your hand. Read the full post…

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 2, 2012 at 6:18am — No Comments

Organizations Take on Diabetes in Latino Communities

The facts are clear: the Latino population has a diabetes rate 1.9 times higher than Caucasians. The good news is several organizations are taking the issue head on, like the San Antonio Food Bank. Read how they’re cultivating change in the full post at Discuss Diabetes here.

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Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 1, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

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