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Scott's Blog – September 2010 Archive (6)

TCOYD Des Moines – A Recap

Boy, not even sure where to start… It was the first time I had attended any type of diabetes conference and it was a great experience. There were about 1,500 attendees at this TCOYD event.

My trip started to Des Moines quietly on Friday…


Added by Scott on September 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Type 1 Talk – We don’t do that, do we?

Yesterday my friend and fellow blogger, Mike Hoskins, described the JDRF’s upcoming Type 1 Talk event.

I think that this is an important event for two main reasons:

  1. It is being held on November 14th, World Diabetes Day (…

Added by Scott on September 22, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Insurance and the Games We Play

** this post originally appeared on TuDiabetes on April 15, 2009. Given that it is National Chronic Illness Awareness Week, I thought describing the insurance hoops we often have to jump through was a relevant topic

Well, after a battle with Coventry Healthcare of Kansas, I received a phone call today telling me that my appeal had been approved…


Added by Scott on September 17, 2010 at 6:20am — No Comments

Invisible Chronic Illness Week

This week is Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week

30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know – A Meme

1. The illness I live with is: Type 1 Diabetes

2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: 1970.

3. But I had symptoms since: for a few months before my…


Added by Scott on September 15, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

After an Open Letter the JDRF Opens Up – Part II

Yesterday at Six Until Me (thanks again, Kerri!) I described part of a conversation that I had with Mike Kondratick, Director of the JDRF Grassroots Advocacy program. And again I want to thank Mike for the nearly 2 hours he spent on the phone with me. We left off with the JDRF wanting to take a more collaborative role with the Adult T1 audience, to actually talk “to” them as opposed to talking “at” them and to help facilitate communications within the… Continue

Added by Scott on September 14, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments


Today is the first day of National Invisible Chronic Illness Week and by strange (get it? strange? ha! I kill me!) chance Kerri over at Six Until Me asked me to act as a guest blogger today. I was quite pleased to do so, as Kerri was one of the first bloggers I found when I started roaming the DOC.… Continue

Added by Scott on September 13, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

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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