Diabetes Podcast Week

This summer, Diabetes Mine ran a story about the resurgence of diabetes podcasts. I had just launched Diabetes Connections and I was excited to read about the others in our community. As I read, I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to do something together? I always enjoy Diabetes Blog Week, so it seemed like a…

Nine Years #Dfriends

The first weekend of December, 2006. The date was December 2, but I always have to look that up. I just remember that the phone call came on a Saturday morning. Benny was feeling better than he’d been in a few days, so when the woman said, “pack a bag and get to the hospital,” I asked…

Win Jerry the Bear!

This week on Diabetes Connections I’m talking to the inventors of Jerry the Bear, an amazing teaching toy that helps kids with type 1 diabetes or food allergies learn through play.  I’m excited to announce I’m giving away one Jerry the Bear! Listen to the podcast to find out how Sproutel’s founders Hannah Chung and…

Hey, local media!

I’m a little frustrated with how diabetes awareness month is being covered here in Charlotte. I know, I know. There’s a month for everything, no one has a full time health reporter anymore and I can just hear an EP saying, “We need to deliver real news that’s compelling to our audience.” Lucky you, I’m…

That’s nice. What is a podcast?

I started the Diabetes Connections podcast in June of 2015 and I’m having a blast. Talking to interesting people, learning more about a topic I have great passion for and getting back behind the microphone. What’s not to like? However, quite a few friends and even several guests have said to me, “Wow, you’ve started a podcast?! That’s…

Grateful? Yes. Quiet? No way.

Last week, Tandem announced that the FDA approved their new T-Slim G4 Combo, integrating the pump with the Dexcom G4 CGM transmitter. Along with the Animas Vibe, that gives us two G4 integrated pumps, systems where you can see blood sugar readings on the pump screens. That’s great news. The bad news (to quote this article…

#DOCburnout2015 – Feel the Burn

Interesting blog prompt today from Diabetes Daily. They want our stories about social media burnout. At this moment, I’m not really feeling the burn on social media, probably because I’m  starting to use it in a whole different way. I started my podcast, Diabetes Connections, a few weeks ago; I have additional Facebook and Twitter…