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

When Type 1 Diabetes is Too Much for a Child to Bear: Part 2

When diabetes is too hard for a kid to handle - home
The hospital provided Finn with that break, not from chronic illness, but from being different. Diabetes camp is often celebrated for offering kids exactly this—much needed relief from being different. Although in the hospital, he was the lone patient with Type 1 diabetes, he was by far the most regular kid on the unit. So even though he had to get an injection before each meal, he was surrounded by kids who had much more cumbersome treatments. Read more

A Type 1 Diabetes Guide To The Universe

A Type 1 Diabetes Guide To The Universe
Many parents feel at a loss as to how to be effective parents around diabetes stuff if they’ve never heard a healthcare professional tell them that it’s okay to be parents around diabetes in the same way that they’ve parented in every other area. Read more

Interview with Miss Idaho, Sierra Sandison

Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison with insulin pump during Miss America competition
As Emily’s parents told me she had been bullied for her diabetes, especially the fact that she wore a CGM, I glanced over and saw the sad look in her eyes. I knew that even though I didn’t think my talking to her would do much, I had to try. Every time I had an opportunity to talk to Emily one-on-one, she asked sincere questions, and truly wanted to know my answers. Had I ever been made fun of... Read more

Are Vitamins Good for Us?

Vitamania - Book Cover
Catherine Price’s Vitamania confronts us health-conscious readers with one of our most deeply embedded cultural beliefs: that vitamins are good for us. We all know, or think we know, that vitamins are central to a healthy diet. We look for them in foods, both natural and processed, and we supplement with pills and powders. An apple a day keeps the doctor away – but how? And if one apple is good, are more apples better? Read more

Researchers Create Smart Insulin that Reacts to Glucose Levels

Smart Insulin
Researchers at MIT successfully tested an engineered “smart insulin” on mice that reacts to blood sugar levels. “To make insulin that is glucose responsive is something that we believe will significantly improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes,” said … Read more

YA Author and D-Mom Kim Savage Does It All

Kim Savage - Family
D-Mom Kim Savage embraced raising her young son with Type 1 diabetes while going full on chasing her dream, too. Now, her son with diabetes is a teenager and her career is on the brink of superstardom thanks to a three book deal with the prestigious publishing group of Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Macmillan. Read more
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