Don’t Tell Me How My Diabetes Affects Me

Don’t Tell Me How My Diabetes Affects Me

I like to think that I am fairly tolerant of people asking me questions about my diabetes. From “What’s that thing on your arm?” to “What do glucose tablets taste like?”, I’ve heard quite the gamut of queries from friends … Read more

Best breakfasts for diabetes

Best breakfasts for diabetes - ingredients

A month ago I was traveling through Europe and my downfall is my love for muesli. But muesli has a million carbs. My very kind sister-in-law, who lives in The Netherlands, found a low carb muesli in the “health food” … Read more

Diabetes Complications: Do You See Them Coming?

Diabetes Complications: Do You See Them Coming?

There’s a strange phenomena that comes with living with diabetes. Perhaps the same as living with any illness or condition that slowly, gradually, over time, progresses. So slowly we don’t see it progressing; I certainly don’t feel it progressing. Some … Read more

7 Things I’ve Learned from Writing a Diabetes Blog

7 Things I’ve Learned from Writing a Diabetes Blog

Since writing my very first blog post for ASweetLife more than three years ago (my sophomore year of college), I’ve discovered quite a bit about myself, others, and diabetes. Some lessons I was eager to learn, others not so much. … Read more

Exiting the Diabetes Union

Dexcom CGM - Too many variables to not have days like this

You’ve heard of Brexit, Great Britain voting to exit from the European Union. I’m thinking about Dexit, exiting from the Diabetes Union. That stronghold of health professionals, insurance companies and regulatory agencies that impose impossible standards on people with diabetes. … Read more

Pod Failure: The OmniPod Problem

Pod Failure: The OmniPod Problem

  This past January, I celebrated my first insulin pump anniversary. I wrote a blog post in which I discussed the pros and cons of the insulin pump that I use, the OmniPod, to mark the occasion. Generally speaking, my … Read more

My Experience at the 2016 CDN Retreat

My Experience at the 2016 CDN Retreat

Two years ago, I attended the inaugural College Diabetes Network (CDN) Retreat in Bridgton, Maine. As a college student about to enter her senior year, I was eager to connect with other CDN chapter leaders across the country and gain … Read more

The Price of Diabetes in the U.S.

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If you’re sick in the United States, one way or another, you’ll pay. I learned this when, as a type 1 diabetic, I lost my health insurance not once, but twice. The first time I lost my insurance was five … Read more

UnitedHealthcare Takes Away Diabetes Devices

UnitedHealthcare Takes Away Diabetes Devices

If you’ve heard about UnitedHealthcare (UHC) limiting members to only Medtronic insulin pumps beginning July 1 and feel this is wrong, please go to “We are DPAC“ (Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition) and say so. UHC members will no longer have … Read more

#DBlogWeek Day 5 – Tips and Tricks

My desk at work, low snack stash in the upper right hand corner.

This was a favorite prompt of mine from the 2014 Diabetes Blog Week, so I’m glad to see it has made a return for 2016: “Let’s round out the week by sharing our best diabetes tips and diabetes tricks. From … Read more

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