Renata Pellino-Porter's Blog – November 2009 Archive (3)

Traveling with Diabetes

Taken from The DiabeticDuo

The Holidays are right around the corner and a lot of you will be traveling to go see friends and family. I was reading an article from Diabetes News Hound about air travel and the pump. I have to say that most of the article is good and shows common… Continue

Added by Renata Pellino-Porter on November 30, 2009 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

Educational Web Casts

A friend of mine in the States works for a company that produces educational web casts on a variety of different health/disease topics. Patient Power is where patients can go to read, hear and see a variety of stories and gather information on just about any disease or medical issue you can think of. The site states that they are “Supported by America’s Top Medical Centers”. What I thought was interesting is that they have over 1000 patient stories. Those of us who read blogs/websites daily (I… Continue

Added by Renata Pellino-Porter on November 19, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Kelsey the Pastry Chef

Taken from

Yesterday’s conversation with Kelsey was about what schools to go to in order to become a Chef and then on to being a Pastry Chef. She has discussed this for many years and it’s where her passion lies. We have been positive and will continue to be so. We will support her through the process all the way, but does anyone else find it odd? It’s strange to me, but then I have to question myself.… Continue

Added by Renata Pellino-Porter on November 3, 2009 at 6:23pm — 2 Comments



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF receives $200,000 grant from Novo Nordisk

Grant given to support programs aimed at bringing together people touched by diabetes for positive change BERKELEY, CA: December 4, 2014 – Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) has received a grant of US$200,000 from Novo Nordisk to support programs aimed at Read on! →

Guest Post: World Diabetes Day 2014 on Twitter… sifting through the data

At Symplur we track hashtags, keywords, user accounts, and pretty much anything else on Twitter that has to do with healthcare. We collect the data and then build countless ways to slice it up so that we’re able to better Read on! →

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