The Mysterious Symptoms of Undiagnosed Diabetes: Diabetes Blog Week Day 1

The Mysterious Symptoms of Undiagnosed Diabetes: Diabetes Blog Week Day 1

“Let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by talking about the diabetes causes and issues that really get us fired up.” Before my husband, Mike, was diagnosed with diabetes, he was – to my mind – a certified tough guy.  He’d … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 1: Change the World

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 1: Change the World

This is my first time participating in diabetes blog week, and I’m pretty excited about it! I’m hoping to blog about a predetermined topic concerning diabetes each day from now, May 12th, until May 18th. Without further ado, here’s my … Read more

Recalling the Cure

Recalling the Cure

I don’t know exactly when it happened. But a point came when I stopped regularly thinking about a cure for diabetes. It doesn’t cross my mind daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly. I donate to and support causes that provide … Read more

Diabetes: An Emotional Rollercoaster

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As I sit here at my desk, there are remnants of glucose tablet dust coating my fingers, tissues strewn about my desk, and used test strips littering my bedspread. Instead of blood, the tissues are used to wipe my tears. … Read more

Personal Victory: Stem Cell Breakthrough for Type 1 Diabetes

Personal Victory: Stem Cell Breakthrough for Type 1 Diabetes

Finally. Researchers announced a few days ago that, according to the MIT Technology Review,  “in the most recent advance for the cloning-based approach, a new report describes stem cells produced by cloning a skin cell from a woman with type … Read more

The Problem With Generic Test Strips

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In concept, generic blood glucose test strips sound like a great idea. Made by 3rd party manufacturers (i.e. a company other than the one that makes your meter), they often (claim to) work with a variety of different meters, and … Read more

Babysitting a Child with Diabetes

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Over the past few months, I have grown acquainted with a family of four – a couple with two kids, one being a 9 year old girl with diabetes. Her parents struggle to find babysitters, seeing as they feel more … Read more

Happy Birthday, Diabetes

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For the anniversary of my diabetes my girlfriend said she’d buy me a cake—and eat it in front of me. That would’ve been a good start to a strange celebration. Although, truthfully, it’s not like I have a big party … Read more

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

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“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

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