I'm writing this at 3am, sleepless with a nasty stomach ache. Something just doesn't feel right. Usually insomnia is my favorite excuse to hunch over the keyboard, pontificating on all variety of diabetes-related topics. But as Dee so eloquently points out, it all seems ridiculously trivial in the face of Katrina's aftermath. All those people just beginning to piece their ravaged lives back together... what's happening out there?
* An astounding number of Web sites have appeared to help reunite families torn apart by Katrina.
* Michael Jackson is preparing to record a song for Katrina victims.
* The economy reverberates as Katrina cuts US demand for oil.
* But Greenspan says Katrina is more likely to cause inflation than an economic slowdown.
* Bush is sending Cheney out to "assess our recovery efforts" on the disaster, as plenty begin to skewer him for failing.
* Meanwhile, children with diabetes caught in the disaster are not faring well.
* Thankfully, lots of good folks in the diabetes and medical community at large are working hard to get help where it needs to go. See Tiffany's roundup. Even the ADA is finally getting into the act.
It's never too late to care.
Welcome back to our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois. This week is a downer, for sure, so make sure you have your tissue box handy... Wil responds to a scared sister's qu...
Some of you may know from following us on social media that I've been under the weather over the holidays. Yuck!For the past month, I've had a cold and persistent cough that have been messing with my diabetes management.With it being the start of ...
In a world where any little question can take on a life of its own... A good reminder not to be like those diabetes police pestering us about blood sugars!Thanks to the artistic Gareth Morgan, a fellow type 1 in England and biomedical researcher...
Happy Saturday! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois. We've had some "back to basics" questions piling up at the bottom of the mailbag, and while some may seem...
Happy Saturday, Friends! Welcome to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois.This week, Wil offers some thoughts to a scared type 1 peep in Tennessee about high A1Cs who feel...