January 2, 2008

An Unsung Hero

I get irritated by poor reporting on diabetes. - the cinnamon is a cure and you what you ate caused type 1 stuff. I need to recognize brilliant writing when it come along too, not just get irritated

Here are some highlights of a praise worth piece in the Huntsville Times.

"Joseph was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 13. He had no family history of the disease and was an active and healthy child who would give up sweets for home-cooked vegetables.

"One of the most frustrating things for Joseph is most people's misunderstanding of the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Many people do not realize the two are totally different. Type 1 diabetes means your pancreas no longer produces any insulin. You are completely dependent on getting insulin through shots or with a pump.

"After one of the first (football) games of this season, The Times called Joseph an "unsung hero," referring to his efforts in the previous game.

"Little did the writer know just what an unsung hero he actually is."

Carter Hamric, Madison Academy Senior, is a brilliant writer see the full article at: http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/119909612773820.xml&coll=1


  1. how did you find that article? I live in Decatur Alabama which isn't far from Huntsville.

  2. Google

    I have a Google alert search news stories for diabetes type 1.

    Aint the internet cool?

  3. Have you found Meredith Cummings articles in the Tuscaloosa News? Google alerts first put me on to Meredith.

    The internet is a wonderful thing.

    Hey, Happy New Year.

  4. Wow she writes good stuff Barnard - Thanks. I may have to set up a Google alert just for her stuff. I feel like a kid on halloween, speaking of which this one of her's is great:


    Happy New Year to you Bernard oh and Happy Halloween too.

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  6. http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20071101