Does this Dexcom Sensor go with my Flip-Flops?

Does this Dexcom Sensor go with my Flip-Flops?

It’s summertime in San Diego, and that means bathing suit time. Like many of my peers, this comes with a little bit of stress: How do I look in a bathing suit? Can people see that bulge? Ugh, cottage cheese! … Read more

How a Mother with Type 1 Diabetes Feels About her Daughter’s Diagnosis

How a Mother with Type 1 Diabetes Feels About her Daughter’s Diagnosis

Guest post by Jackie Johannes, mother of Molly Johannes. Living with type 1 diabetes is challenging, but even after years of living with it, I was not prepared to deal with a having a diabetic child. That has been almost … Read more

The Lie That’s Killing Us: Pre-Diabetes

The Lie That’s Killing Us: Pre-Diabetes

Pre-diabetes is a lie. Pre-diabetes is Stage 1 diabetes. And I’m taking a stand now advocating that we call it what it is. Pre-diabetes doesn’t exist. And the lie we tell that it does does incredible harm. It stops the nearly 80 … Read more

Type 1 Diabetes, or Dog Allergy?

Type 1 Diabetes, or Dog Allergy?

A few days ago, one of the boys in our neighborhood came over to play with my six-year old son, Sacha, and our black lab, Molly. Unfortunately, the boy was allergic to dogs, and by the next day, he’d developed … 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

Going Low Together: A Mother – Daughter Diabetes Moment

Going Low Together: A Mother – Daughter Diabetes Moment

We were in Forever 21 when it happened. My mom had decided to take me on a trip to the mall to simultaneously celebrate my homecoming for the summer and my birthday. We were both looking forward to the day, … Read more

Spread the Love: Diabetes Blogs

Spread the Love: Diabetes Blogs

Unfortunately, I missed a few days of Diabetes Blog Week.  But I really loved participating. I especially loved discovering new diabetes blogs and catching up on blogs I haven’t visited in a while.  What struck me as I went through … Read more

Diabetes and Marijuana: Marijuana Users Could Have Better Blood Sugar

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A study that might answer some questions about diabetes and marijuana appeared online  this week in the American Journal of Medicine:  The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults.  The study is the first … 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

My Diabetes Accomplishments: Big, Medium, and Small

My Diabetes Accomplishments: Big, Medium, and Small

From borderline diabetes to gestational diabetes to LADA, my boys are my biggest accomplishment.  Diabetes made my pregnancies difficult.  (So did giving up coffee.) But we did it! This post is part of Diabetes Blog Week.  See more D-Blog Week … Read more

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