As the year comes to a close, and our families come together for a merry good time near the warmth of the fire, our attention turns to those who have made our progress possible. In the spirit of the holidays and sending virtual hugs, we want to say sincerely, thank you.
Thank you for supporting the work we do.
Thank you for participating.
Thank you for showing up when it counts.
Thank you for sharing our mission.
Thank you for being open…Continue
By guest writer Jonathan Jarashow, Publisher of Walgreens Diabetes & You magazine
During my two decades as the publisher of Walgreens Diabetes & You and walgreensdiabetes.com, I published a large collection of articles about the holidays. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it would be a…Continue
Added by Emily Coles on November 21, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
International Diabetes Federation just started a Thunderclap campaign to raise awareness on World Diabetes Day!
Thunderclap is a website that allows people to pledge to Tweet or Facebook a message all on the same time day and at the exact same time, in order to achieve the maximum effect. They aim to reach at least 250 supporters at the latest on Nov.14 but the more supporters they get, the more successful the campaign will…Continue
Added by Emily Coles on November 4, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I LOVE this time of year!! Holidays are coming, my birthday is coming, Big Blue Test is coming, World Diabetes Day is coming... and so is the World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange! Do you guys know about this? It's an initiative by Lee Ann Thill, who is a member of TuDiabetes and has her own blog called The Butter…Continue
Every time we test our blood sugar, we make crucial, life-sustaining decisions based upon that result. If the accuracy and precision of those results are compromised, so is our diabetes care. Let’s make our blood sugar checks matter.
Please take a look at the StripSafely Campaign, aiming to raise the voices in the diabetes online community for blood glucose test strips that are accurate.
Added by Emily Coles on June 28, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments
We've probably all heard of the holiday Cinco de Mayo (which means 5th of May, in Spanish, and is, not coincidentally, when the holiday is celebrated), but do you know what it's about?
Nope, not beer. At least not originally.
It is also not about big, colorful skirts, although they frequently make an appearance at Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Mexican victory over France in a battle fought in the town of Puebla, in 1862. In a…Continue
Dear Sue Progress Report(PR) followers,
Tonight we need you all to pray for a procedure that Sue is having done very early in the morning. At 3:30, when I arrived, Sue and I met with two gals from AMH who spelled out what decisions had to be made today in order for Sue's Physical Therapy Treatment…
TuDiabetes member Sue, aka catlover, had an operation on Tuesday, April 9th. She could not wait to have it performed, but she did not want to tell many people about it. She did not tell…Continue
Francine Ratner Kaufman, M.D. has had a 30 year distinguished career in diabetes care, research and advocacy. In 2009, she stepped down as director of the Comprehensive Childhood Diabetes Center, and head of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles to become Chief Medical Officer and VP of Global Clinical, Medical and Health affairs at Medtronic Diabetes (Northridge, CA).
Below is a…Continue
American Diabetes Association® Alert Day® is a one-day "wake-up call" asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2…Continue
I'd like to introduce you to TuD! TuD turns 6 years old this month.
Many of you have given us feedback that when you look at a person's profile you'd like to know who in their life has diabetes, and you can't tell because the profile question says "I or my loved-one". So we've changed it! That statement has been replaced…Continue
I think Mr. Divabetic does a great job of celebrating women with diabetes. If you're not familiar with his monthly podcast, check out the latest one focused on inspiring women living with diabetes to feel beautiful. In this episode beauty experts and diabetes educators, along with Julie Fruscio from…Continue
Added by Emily Coles on February 15, 2013 at 12:01pm — No Comments
Hey TuDiabetes community!
Diabetes Hands Foundation (the parent organization to TuDiabetes) is looking for volunteers to join our Fundraising Grants Sub-Committee. If you are interested in helping us research and procure both foundation grants and government grants, please let us know by…Continue
From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog:
Valentine’s Day is approaching. It’s the season for sending flowers and chocolates. What if this year, you bought one less rose and saved a child’s life with the money you saved? What if this year, you could tell the person you admire that you…Continue
This year we're doing something a little different with the TuDiabetes member awards:
In the movies, the holidays always seem full of warm memories, quality time with loved ones, and gifts. But for many people, they may also be a time of stress and anxiety caused by financial pressures, time constraints, and menu…Continue
Added by Emily Coles on December 7, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
How exciting is THAT??!! Diabetes advocate, author and speaker Riva Greenberg wrote a great piece in the HuffPost about the Big Blue Test, which appeared on October 23rd. It talks about what that program is, who benefits and how they benefit, and how to participate. Indeed, the Big Blue Test is becoming a movement!!…Continue