28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India

India  - village visit

“Every day I see children, 10 years old, going blind because their families can’t afford insulin. That is what inspires me to fight for them. Who will speak for them if no one shares their story?” – Erin Little   Eighteen … Read more

Doing Diabetes Right, but Getting it Wrong

Doing Diabetes Right, but Getting it Wrong

I woke up feeling extremely tired last Thursday morning, and could feel that my blood sugar was high. I couldn’t sit around drinking coffee and bolusing until I got it down because I needed to get blood work done that … Read more

The Danger of Doorknobs

The Danger of Doorknobs

Ever have one of those days where things aren’t going quite right? You overslept. You ran out of milk. You flipped on the light switch in your bathroom and Spark! It went out. I had that sort of morning recently. … Read more

Arizona Reinstates Medicaid Insulin Pump Coverage: A Triumph in Patient Advocacy!

Arizona Reinstates Medicaid Insulin Pump Coverage: A Triumph in Patient Advocacy!

Great news: the Arizona State Legislature has approved the restoration of insulin pump coverage for adults in the state’s Medicaid program (known as AHCCCS)! This is partially thanks to an enormous patient-led Twitter campaign over the past few weeks to … Read more

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

“Why not take a *shot* and *test* your knowledge at team trivia tonight at The Harp to benefit the College Diabetes Network? I’m pretty *pump*ed about it! …all terrible diabetes puns aside, really, you should go.” I posted this cheesy, … Read more

Time for Your Type 1 Diabetes Medal?

Joslin Diabetes Center's 50-year medal

In my last post, “Type 1 Diabetes Finally Explained,” I talked about the challenges and intense management one endures living with, and managing, Type 1 diabetes. Thousands of people shared the post and hundreds wrote telling me that I had perfectly described … Read more

Low Blood Sugar: Harder on Those We Love

Low Blood Sugar

As a diabetic I know that low blood sugar is difficult to deal with. But, for the people close to me, for the people who love me, it’s harder. My cousin Daniel once told me what it’s like sometimes when … Read more

FDA and Patient Live Chat: The Recap

FDA and Patient Live Chat: The Recap

As I mentioned earlier, today marks a huge day in the diabetes community’s collaboration with the FDA, the government agency in charge of regulating America’s drugs and medical devices: Courtney Lias, the director of the division at the FDA that … Read more

Diabetes and the FDA: A First-Ever Live Chat

Diabetes and the FDA: A First-Ever Live Chat

Ain’t no party like an FDA party. I’m being serious. This Monday, March 31st, the FDA’s Courtney Lias and StripSafely.com‘s Bennet Dunlap will be hosting a live chat about blood glucose meters – and you’re invited. Lias is the director of … Read more

UPDATE: Please Help Arizona’s Legislature Protect Poor People With Diabetes

UPDATE: Please Help Arizona’s Legislature Protect Poor People With Diabetes

Update (Monday 3/31): Urgent action required AGAIN — please help! My celebrations may have been too early — whereas the @AZHouseGOP made the wise decision to reinstate insulin pump coverage for adult Medicaid recipients in Arizona, their colleagues in the … Read more

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