We are a group of people with diabetes (PWDs), just like you. We were never satisfied with the "official" information we found online about our illness, so decided to use our collective backgrounds in journalism and communications to create our own news site, by and for patients.
We hope you'll take some time to explore the 'Mine, founded in early 2005, which features a ton of rich information* on everything from breaking diabetes news to book reviews (with giveaways!), to product reviews, analyses of headlines and research, interviews with luminaries, feature stories on inspiring people and advocacy projects, stories from loved ones of diabetics and accounts of living with diabetes from around the world.
We publish daily, and call this site "a diabetes newspaper with a personal twist."
Welcome to a news source and friendly destination that will provide "straight talk" on diabetes you won't find anywhere else.
Founder & Editor of DiabetesMine.com (living with type 1 since 2003)
*TIP: Please see the icons below to browse the content mentioned... including important tips about life with this illness. For example, our "411 Information Series" on Diabetes Complications (may you never have to deal with them!)
First, we'd like to introduce you to:
Why You Should Care About the Diabetes Online Community
If you ask most people what's the hardest thing about living with diabetes, they'll nearly always say, "the psychological side." Not in those words, of course. They'll answer with something familiar like:
"It's so frustrating — and I never get a break!"
"It's so hard to keep motivated when I feel like I'm 'failing' all the time."
Or the classic...
"None of my family or friends really understands what I'm going through. I feel so isolated!"
For many thousands of PWDs (people with diabetes), having access to a whole new world of connections via the Internet is transforming the experience of being a patient from a horribly isolating one of hopelessness and helplessness to a more positive, social experience that helps them feel understood and empowered!
At this very moment, as you read these words, there are scores of PWDs out there chatting via blogs, Facebook, Twitter and dedicated diabetes communities. They are learning, laughing, and helping each other with practical tips that no doctor who hasn't walked in our shoes could ever know.
We call it the Diabetes Online Community, or DOC, and for many who've discovered it, it is nothing less than a lifeline.
See our DOC resources page to begin your explorations.
You can use the pull-down menus at the top of this page, or click on the links or icons below to be directed to various articles:
For our popular weekly diabetes Q&A column, Ask D'Mine:
For our Book Reviews/Giveaways:
For our Small But Mighty series (on diabetes mom-and-pop businesses):
For our Global Diabetes series:
For Guest Posts:
For Guest Posts specific to Type 2:
For our Partner Follies series (voices of partners of PWDs)
For our 411 Information series on diabetes complications:
For our popular Amazing Diabetes Advocates series:
For our Sunday Funnies diabetes comics:
And click here for our Find Us page:
We're always eager to hear any ideas you might have for additional content that's meaningful to patients. So please, let us know!