I owe the community a clarification and an apology, in particular to those that participated in our Live Interview about the Medicare Coverage for CGM that took place yesterday.
As I wrote on this blog entry, Diabetes Hands Foundation (the nonprofit…Continue
At Diabetes Hands Foundation (the nonprofit I was fortunate to co-found back in 2008, which drives TuDiabetes among other programs) diabetes advocacy has become an increasingly important part of our work over time. Since 2013, these efforts took us down a path that resulted in a roadmap with three core components:
1) Building up a database of Active Diabetes Advocates:
A robust database with…
** Full disclosure (and something I am very proud of): I am a good friend of Kerri... Having said that, every last word I am about to share with you about her book is nothing but the truth, the whole truth, so help me God! ;)
If you haven't read…Continue
Susan and Leslie, a recognized certified diabetes educator and an authority on helping people become organized, combine their respective powerful strengths into "…Continue
Full disclosure: Riva is an advisor for Diabetes Hands Foundation.
Riva has done it again! Her third book is EVEN better than her first two, as hard to accomplish as you can imagine (THAT is how good they were).
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Yesterday I got back my latest labwork. ALL other things looked beautiful: cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL, everything...
But my A1c climbed up (again), this time to 7.4: the highest it's ever been. :(
I know it could be worse, and I know it's only a number. But per acidrock's recommendation, I am here posting about it. Because I need everyone's support to make this happen.
I want to get back to an A1c of 6.1-6.2. I don't want to go much lower than that.
Tonight, I got a text message alerting me to some amazing news: we were getting VERY close to 10,000 views of the Diabetes CoStars video (if you still haven't watched it, you don't know what you are missing!)
Why was this a big deal? Because upon reaching 10,000 views, Sanofi (who made the video possible) would…Continue
As I prepare for another fun session I will be delivering along with David Edelman, Amy Tenderich, and Hope Warshaw, at this year's AADE meeting in Philadelphia, one of my tasks is to share with attendees 'The State of the Diabetes (Social Media) Union'.
I would love your take on it, to bring to the meeting everyone's thoughts in true social media/crowdsourced spirit.
If you can, please indicate in one paragraph your opinion about the highlights, the not-so-great moments and…Continue
I had a chance to meet Scott Bennet in person for the first time in the summer of 2012. Previously, I had only read some of his posts on his blog Arden's Day about the life of Arden, his daughter who lives with type 1 diabetes. When I met…Continue
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This interview with Elliott Yamin was published nearly 5 years ago, Nov. 15, 2007. We updated it with a couple of photos from tonight's shoot for the 2012 Big Blue Test campaign, and links for you to show your support for his work, as a way to say thanks for joining the campaign this year.…Continue
You may not know this, but for the past few months, we have been diligently preparing for the departure of Andreina from the staff of Diabetes Hands Foundation. She is my wife, my friend, the mother of my son, and someone who has taught me so muchin the 13 years since I know her, and in the 5+ years since we've been working…Continue
Just got this iPhone case from the folks at Sanofi to try it out with their iBGStar (which they also gave me at no cost to try out). I was glad to see the case put out by Sanofi, considering it was one of the first issues I encountered with the iBGStar: that the meter wouldn't connect properly with the iPhone if you were using a case for the phone (at least with mine the thickness of the case prevented the meter to plug in all the way).
So many people have…Continue
My dream glucose meter would:
July 15, 2012 I turned 40. Here are 40 random lessons I've learned, in no particular order:
1. Play peek-a-boo with crying babies in airplanes.
2. Always stay in touch with your childhood friends.
3. When you read a good book, tell others about it.
4. Share good jokes: the world needs more people smiling.
5. Adopt a dog: they are great companions.
I am speechless... I am crying tears of joy. I was not expecting the beautiful video you guys have put together for my 40th birthday.
Really, thank you! Thank you...
We left Haiti and Dominican Republic behind a few days ago and I am barely starting to collect my thoughts about the people in the great island of Hispaniola and the 20 million people that live in it.
Our goal traveling to the Caribbean island was to meet with the groups leading the efforts to help people touched by diabetes in Dominican Republic (…Continue
Preparing for this trip has been one of the most exhausting, yet highly anticipated things I have done in very long. Coming in the heels of the ADA Scientific Sessions meant that we had very little time to recover from nearly a week of back-to-back meetings and sessions in Philadelphia, before it was time to get ready to fly out of the Bay Area to head to Dominican Republic and Haiti.
(left: Sean Ross, director for…
I recently had a chance to give a whirl to the OneTouch VerioIQ glucose meter and found the experience to be fundamentally positive.
In March of 2008 2007, we started TuDiabetes because we saw that too many people with diabetes were feeling isolated instead of benefiting from the shared experience they could have by connecting to other people touched by diabetes.
Today, Diabetes Hands Foundation's networks allow members to find support locally and globally. Our more than 23,000 members…Continue
I am VERY honored to share a great piece of news with the TuDiabetes community!!!
We recently reached out to Donna H, whom many of you likely know through TuDiabetes, inviting her to join the Board of Directors at the Diabetes Hands Foundation, the nonprofit responsible for TuDiabetes.