Welcome! This site was created by and for patients as a "diabetes newspaper with a personal twist."
We offer a unique mix of news, views, reviews, guest posts, interviews, videos, cartoons, Q&A and any other type of quality content useful for people touched by diabetes.
We provide a strong voice of patient/consumer advocacy for the diabetes community.
We aim to improve life with diabetes by acting as a catalyst for innovation.
Learn a little, laugh a little, at DiabetesMine.com.
Who Are We?
Founder and Editor Amy Tenderich
Inquisitive, perhaps-just-a-tad overly analytical PWD based in San Francisco, CA. Diagnosed with Type 1 in May 2003. BA in Journalism, MA in Communication Studies. After living overseas and many years of PR/marketing work for high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, became a freelance writer and consultant in the health and diabetes industries (and full-time mom). Co-author of the patient guidebook, and founder of the . Now a well-known ePatient advocate and frequent speaker at diabetes and health / social media events. Enjoys reading, cooking, aerobics, hiking, swimming, wine, weekend getaways, and spending time with her three spirited daughters. Her standing New Year’s Resolution since diagnosis: Enjoy Life.
Managing Editor Mike Hoskins
Diagnosed with type 1 at age 5 back in 1984, Mike’s the son of a type 1 mom who was diagnosed at the same young age in 1958. Hailing from Metro Detroit and being a writer for most of his life, journalism has been a focus since middle school and has taken Mike to a variety of weekly, daily and specialty newspapers in both Michigan and Indiana. After finding the Diabetes Online Size now in 2005, he eventually re-energized his own local advocacy and began personally writing about diabetes at before merging his journalism and diabetes passions and joining DiabetesMine in May 2012. Loves spending time with his wife Suzi and their black lab Riley, while also indulging his history buff tendencies and exploring family ancestry in his free time.
Columnist / Correspondent William “Lee” Dubois
Diagnosed as an adult with type 1 in 2004. Employed as Diabetes Coordinator for the Pecos Valley Medical Center in New Mexico. One of the first 30 people ever to use Medtronic’s Guardian continuous glucose monitoring system. Now rocks a DexCom and a Cozmo insulin pump. Author of five books on diabetes, including and . Lives in Las Vegas, New Mexico, with his wife and son, and one too many cats.
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Message from the editor on why this site came to be:
"I think I can, I think I can... I know I can, I know I can... learn to count the carb content of everything that passes my lips; carry monitor, glucose tabs, insulin pump/pen and needles at all times; learn to inject myself throughout the day; navigate the American healthcare system; and ward off the feeling that I'm somehow being punished. We all can. I've learned a ton since my diagnosis in 2003. With diabetes, you really do learn something new every day.
So I started this blog to connect with others, to offset the feeling of isolation with diabetes, and to sort out and share some of what I was learning. It is my 'gold mine of informational nuggets,' if you will..."
Here are a handful of our favorite posts from over the years. We invite you to get to know us by reading these "classics":