Other Wonderful Groups Around the World Helping Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Other Wonderful Groups Around the World Helping Children with Type 1 Diabetes

So what are some of the other groups doing wonderful charitable work for low income kids with type 1 diabetes in the developing world? I’ve met a few, and have been humbled and amazed.  In Monterrey, Mexico, Laura Gutierrez Cruz created … Read more

My Type 1 Diabetes Hero

My Type 1 Diabetes Hero

Last week, the American Diabetes Association awarded Dr. Graham Ogle, manager  of the Australia-based Life for a Child program, an award for distinguished international service. Ogle’s group uses charitable donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations to help over 10,000 children … Read more

CoQ10 and Diabetes: Just One More Little Pill

CoQ10 and Diabetes - Just One More Little Pill

The first time I heard of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) was over a year ago during a run with some people I didn’t really know. One of the guys I was running with told me, after I mentioned I had diabetes, … Read more

Hypoglycemia: Coming to a Theater Near You!

Sometimes, my job can be fun.

It was a dark and stormy night. There were several newly hired employees behind the stand who weren’t prepared for what was about to happen. Star Trek, Epic, Fast and Furious 6, Iron Man, and other popular titles were in … Read more

The Health of My Whole Person

The Health of My Whole Person

Annual physical: check Blood tests: check Mammogram: check Calcium, Iron, and Vitamin D: check The school year is over (I’m a college writing teacher), and I have time to take care of more than my diabetes. June comes around and … Read more

Sibling Rivalry: Diabetes vs Maya

Sibling Rivalry: Diabetes vs Maya

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes seventeen years ago. That’s the amount of time it takes to raise a child. With all the TLC I’ve provided, Diabetes should be ready for college. Let’s hope he goes out-of-state. Meanwhile, two … Read more

My Exceptional Diabetes Accomplishment

My Exceptional Diabetes Accomplishment

Like long distance running, diabetes is a lonely journey. There are others out there on the course and others cheering you on, but you are alone. It is important to have caring and supportive people around you to help you … Read more

Diabetes Memories: The Day I Mixed Up My Insulin Pens

Diabetes Memories: The Day I Mixed Up My Insulin Pens

I’ve had many memorable diabetes days and moments over the past eleven years since diagnosis (although I’m not sure I actually remember diagnosis day very clearly, since I was in shock).  From running my first marathon, and then six more, … Read more

Share and Don’t Share: The Person Behind the Numbers

Share and Don’t Share: The Person Behind the Numbers

I’m truly grateful for the medical care I receive. Every time I go to the diabetes clinic (which is at least 3-4 times a year) I am surprised at the time and effort put into my visit. I never feel … Read more

Changing the Basal Insulin Settings on my Insulin Pump

Changing the Basal Insulin Settings on my Insulin Pump

A few days ago, after months of high blood sugar and a blood test to confirm it, I decided to increase my basal insulin levels to try and bring it down. I didn’t change my basal insulin settings; I just … Read more

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