Thanks so much. I was diagnosed 9 years ago with diabetes. My doctor initially misdiagnosed me as a Type 2. I was unable to control my diabetes through pills so I went to an endocronologist, who told me I had this rare kind called Type 1.5, which has some characteristics of Type 1 and Type 2. Essentially, since I am insulin dependent, I consider myself Type 1.
I have wanted to start the site for years. I am a journalist by trade and for 4 years, I was the managing editor for a e-newsletter that reported on all the news mutual fund industry professionals would need. We scanned all the newspapers and wire services and added original stories and sent out an update at 8 am every morning. The Financial Times bought the company in 2008.
The goal is to become THE daily news source for anyone affected by diabetes. That includes diabetics, family members, medical professionals, etc.
As for the t-shirts, I am glad to help out. Do you have any internet-ready banners? Or, I could include a link on the bottom of my morning e-mails for a few days. Have you posted on Facebook, MySpace, TuDiabetes groups as well?