Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes's Blog (191)

Build in Joy: Relieving Caregiver Stress with Dr. Amy D’Aprix

As a caregiver, do you make time for sanity breaks? Read how Dr. Amy D’Aprix suggests reducing stress when caring for a loved one in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on September 18, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Christina Rodríguez, Diabetes Advocate in the Latino Community

Do you listen to any diabetes podcasts? Read why DSMA en Vivo co-host Christina Rodriguez joined the show, and her diabetes advocacy efforts in the Latino community in our latest Discuss Diabetes post.

Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on September 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

From Surviving to Thriving: Dr. Amy D’Aprix Shares Insights on Caregiving

What resources do you use to make you a more effective caregiver? Read what four areas of support Dr. Amy D’Aprix suggests to seek out when caring for a loved one in our latest Discuss Diabetes post.
Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on September 12, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Adding Wearability to Diabetes Devices: Jessica Floeh Makes Design Approachable

Does your diabetes device ever spark a conversation? Read how Jessica Floeh turned her interest in the sociology of medical devices into fashionable conversation starters in our latest Discuss Diabetes post.

Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on September 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Surviving the Hurricane: Scott Estrin’s Experience

How do you handle preparing for a weather emergency? Read how blogger Scott Estrin managed his diabetes care while his home was without power for 10 days during Hurricane Sandy in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on August 29, 2013 at 8:49am — 2 Comments

Bringing the Hope for Type 1 Diabetes through Motocross Racing

What’s your passion? Read how teen Riley Jensen took his passion for motocross and turned it into a diabetes awareness and fundraising event in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on August 27, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Invisible No More: Bea Dominguez Shares her Type 2 Experience

Where do you find support for living with type 2 diabetes? Read how the diabetes online community has helped blogger and podcaster Bea Dominguez, and the resource she created to help others in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on August 21, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Special Delivery: How Vanessa Nemeth Stays on Track with her Exercise

What resources help you stay on track with your exercise? Read how Vanessa Nemeth finds inspiration in her dog and by setting her personal goals in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on August 19, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Feria de Salud: Raising Diabetes Awareness in Hispanic Communities

Would music, dancing and healthy cooking demos make you more likely to attend a health fair? Read how the American Diabetes Association’s Feria de Salud combines a street festival with a health fair in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on August 12, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments

A Walk with Diabetes: Leigh Farber Shares her Story as a T3

Have you participated in a JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes? Read how Leigh Farber has helped raise more than $325,000 for JDRF and how she supports her mother and husband, who both live with type 1 diabetes in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on August 7, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Taking the Team Approach to Teen Transitions at the Barbara Davis Center

What has helped you stay on track during times of transition? Read how Dr. Jennifer Raymond, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the Barbara Davis Center helps adolescents with transition using a team approach in our latest Discuss Diabetes post . Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on August 5, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Inspiring Words: How Greg Motivated Drew to Share his Story

Have you attended one of our A1C Champion presentations? My colleague, Michele Polz, spoke with two of our Champions: Greg Pfaff who inspired Drew Rainwater to join the diabetes education program. Read what they had to say in this Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on July 31, 2013 at 9:01am — No Comments

I’m Back from Medical Leave!

I can’t thank you enough for all of your messages and words of encouragement while I was out for surgery and beginning my recovery. I’m now working again and will resume sharing posts from Discuss Diabetes here. Please feel free to read my brief return message here. My best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on July 24, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

I’m Taking A Short-Term Medical Leave

I wanted to let you all know that you won’t be seeing posts from me here for several weeks. I am undergoing needed surgery which will require a short-term leave of absence. I’ll be thinking of you while I’m gone and look forward to reconnecting upon my return. If interested, you can read more over at Discuss Diabetes. My best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 5, 2013 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

From Diabetes Camp Staff to a Career in the Field: Erin Foley’s Journey

What life experiences have helped you realign your perspective about living with diabetes? From listening to music to working at a diabetes camp, Erin Foley has had several experiences that helped empower her to follow a career path in the field of diabetes while living with type 1 herself. Read her encouraging story in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Cities for Life: Fostering Healthier Communities

Do you sometimes feel lost when trying to find diabetes resources in your community? Read about the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation’s Cities for Life program, which offers patient navigators who help guide people through community resources in Birmingham, AL. Mary Jo Welker, MD, FAAFP, discusses the program in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on April 29, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Helping Children Living with Diabetes: Melanie Goldring’s AYUDA Volunteer Experience

Would you consider traveling to a foreign country to help kids living with diabetes? 18-year-old Melanie Goldring did just that when she volunteered at a diabetes youth camp through American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA). Read her inspiring story in our latest Discuss Diabetes post . Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on April 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Diabetes Discrimination in the Workplace: Know Your Rights

Do you know your rights when it comes to diabetes discrimination at work? Katie Hathaway, Managing Director for Legal Advocacy for the American Diabetes Association, discusses how to identify if you’re being discriminated against and some actions you can take if you feel you are, in today’s blog post.
Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on April 23, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Walking with a Pedometer: A CDE Explains the Benefits

Do you use a pedometer when you walk? The “Rx for Walking with a Pedometer” encourages pedometer use to help track progress. Learn more about this program from Kathy Stroh, MS, RD, CDE in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best,

Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on April 18, 2013 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

Walking Healthy Miles with Wendy Bumgardner

Do you like to walk for exercise? Wendy Bumgardner, About.com writer, now walks nearly every day and participates in marathons and three day walking events. Read her motivational story on Discuss Diabetes.
Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on April 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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