By Mike Hoskins on April 20, 2015
Each time I donate to diabetes research in recent years, I get this sinking feeling that I'm throwing money into a bottomless pit, and may never know exactly what my donation is going toward or whether it's making any difference. I just have to go on faith.
Now a new non-profit called the Diabetes Research Connection aims to change that, by creating an online crowdfunding hub for type 1 diabetes research where you can pinpoint a particular scientist and project to fund, watch your money be assigned to that research, and get regular updates on what's happening inside the research lab.
Welcome to DiabetesMine — a gold mine of information and encouragement created by and for people impacted by diabetes, in the form of “a diabetes newspaper with a personal twist.”
Since its inception in 2005, DiabetesMine has won a number of awards and accolades, including the 2013 Sharecare / American Diabetes Association distinction of “No.1 diabetes influencer site in the country.” Read more »
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By WilD on April 18, 2015
In today's diabetes advice column Ask D'Mine, our colmunist and type 1 veteran Wil Dubois answers questions about Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) and the FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) phenomenon.
By MikeH April 17, 2015
There are many stories of baseball players living with diabetes, and there have been many in the news lately. But one of the most interesting stories involves a college athlete who could make it to the pros in the next months, depending on how the MLB Draft plays out in early June.
By MikeH April 16, 2015
April is National Foot Awareness Month, so it's no coincidence that we have had diabetes foot health on the mind lately and were curious about both a new app aimed at foot care, along with the title of a talk scheduled for the upcoming ADA conference in June: "The Great Debate: Current Controversies in Diabetic Foot Care."
By MikeH on April 15, 2015
The Egg Crack Challenge for diabetes honors the memory of Will Hauver, a fellow type 1 who died in February. Celebs like Mario Lopez have taken the challenge by cracking an egg on their head and making a donation for diabetes research.