I Was A Diabetes Poster Child

Life As A Diabetes Poster Child - Lauren Speaks at JDRF
No hospital pictures, ever. When someone is sick and in the hospital, they are vulnerable and unhappy. I don’t want to be exploited like that – especially not for the sake of advocacy. Read more

Researchers Aim to Stop Type 1 Diabetes Before it Starts

DIA - Researchers Aim to Stop Type 1 Diabetes Before it Starts
Researchers with the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson recently announced a plan to prevent type 1 diabetes by intercepting the disease in its earliest stages and stopping its development before the onset of symptoms. Read more

63 Years After a Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

Old Diabetes Equipment
There were no meters, you didn’t know what your sugar was. The only way to know for sure was to test your urine, which was three hours behind. So I paid attention to the signs, I could tell when I was high or low. I remember that I’d eat something—a candy bar or a pint of ice cream—and I would run three or four miles. Read more

11 Tips to Surviving Early Pregnancy With Type 1 Diabetes

What To Expect When You’re Expecting With Diabetes - Preconception
Morning sickness sucks for everyone, but for women with pre-existing diabetes, it can be dangerous: if you eat food and take insulin – and then throw up the food you took the insulin to cover – you’re at risk of a serious low blood sugar. (And unfortunately, “morning sickness” can occur at any time during the day, contrary to its name.) Making things even trickier, many women with morning sickness find that easy-to-digest carbs like saltines and pretzels are... Read more

Does Diabetes Interfere With Your Parenting?

Parenting with Diabetes
My five-year-old daughter thinks diabetes is something she will have when she’s a mom. Like me, she’ll write stories, have brown hair, have two kids, and have diabetes. Diabetes often needs my attention just like her little brother does. And sometimes diabetes takes priority over both of them. And I resent that. Read more

Dexcom Share: A Surprising First Impression

Dexcom Share
With the Dexcom Share usage sweeping the diabetes community, my adult daughter with diabetes and I decided to experiment. She – the person with diabetes- would get one and let me look in on her life with diabetes for a while. She’d see what it was like – after all these years of independence – to have someone oversee her diabetes life. I – the parent of someone with diabetes—would see – after years of trusting her and supporting... Read more

A Writer with Diabetes Creates a Character with Diabetes

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Leah walks past her mother and gets the vial of insulin out of the refrigerator. After she draws the right number of units, her mother lifts her shirt and Leah makes the injection into a small roll of pinched fat on her stomach right between two small bruises. “You could do this yourself,” she says. “You ought to. They showed you how.” Read more

A Weekend Excursion to a Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

A Weekend Excursion to a Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis
“Your blood sugar was five hundred and twenty four,” whispered the doctor through pale lips, after gently pulling back the curtain that had been separating me from the reality of the situation. “I’m sorry, but you have Type 1 diabetes.” His mouth continued to move, but I heard nothing. Read more

7 Quick Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

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We've long been fans of vegetables for breakfast, but making a salad for breakfast is not necessarily quick. Slicing a few cucumbers lengthwise, however, takes no time at all. Cucumbers are surprisingly refreshing and might just jump start your day. Read more
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