Welcome! This site was created by and for patients as a "diabetes newspaper with a personal twist."

Our Mission

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

Amy TenderichInquisitive, 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, Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes and founder of the DiabetesMine Design Challenge and Patient Voices Contest. 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.

(Read Amy's full bio here)


Managing Editor Mike Hoskins

The Diabetic's Corner Booth 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

Taming The Tiger andBeyond Fingersticks. Lives in Las Vegas, New Mexico, with his wife and son, and one too many cats.

Guest Bloggers

We love them — but they are by invitation only. Want to be one? Contact us with information about your background and post ideas via email here.

Here's Why

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":

Don't Be Shy

We'd LOVE to hear from you! Please drop us a line by email via info@diabetesmine.com, or on any of our social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We may not agree, but we DO appreciate the fact that we can all talk and work together. (Oh, and remember: Nothing here qualifies as certified medical advice. Kapeesh?! :))

Please enjoy DiabetesMine.com!

[Updated: 10/2/18]


We are not now, nor ever will be, medical professionals. So nothing here qualifies as certified medical advice. We are simply highly inquisitive patient-journalists with respectable ethics :)



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