TMI: Why I Turned Off Dexcom Share

Diabetes Bag
Dex Share meant that—if our entire family was home and our son went high or low—two cell phones and the Dex receiver would sound their alarms, sparking red alerts from every room. If that was contributing to my anxiety, what was it doing to my seven-year-old son? Read more

Healthy, But Not: The Truth About Living With Diabetes

Healthy But Not - The Truth About Living With Diabetes
When adrenaline made her blood sugar skyrocket, it was like she was pedaling through mud. She struggled to even go, as she pushed herself to move along a flat road. And you know what? She did it with a smile on her face and while cracking jokes, and while figuring out a dose to bring herself down. Read more

How a Thanksgiving Car Crash Changed Me

broken glass
I woke up the next day to a new life. My face was a mess. My body was cracked and broken and bruised and hurt. But my heart... I don’t know how to explain it except to say that it was pouring rain outside my hospital window, but the sky had never looked more beautiful. Read more

Single With Diabetes

Why can’t the cat bring me glucose tablets? #UseYourPaws
Single with diabetes. I sleep with a different brand of glucose tablets every night. Don’t judge. Read more

Diabetes Is Carrying On

Diabetes Is Carrying On- Kylah Goodfellow Klinge
Diabetes is learning to be careful about googling your disease. Diabetes is hearing about other people's fear of needles. And love of desserts. And hemp seed treatments. And footless, blind diabetic great aunts. Read more

Jesse Was Here: What If Type 1 Diabetes Hadn’t Taken His Life?

Jesse was Here
For me time stopped on February 3, 2010 when my 13 year old son, Jesse, suddenly passed away due to type 1 diabetes. So instead of being a 19 year old young man today, he is still 13, alive only in our minds and our hearts. I wonder frequently who my son would be today – who I would be today – if he were still here. Read more

Celebrate College Diabetes Week with CDN!

Celebrate College Diabetes Week with CDN!
It wasn’t easy, but after many email exchanges, document compilations, and meetings, the UMass Amherst chapter of the College Diabetes Network was officially established. I was elated! Read more

Life as the Punchline: Should We Joke About Diabetes?

Stop telling me that it's just a joke and I'm overreacting. You didn't mean my illness. You meant the fat guy's illness. That's like telling a family fighting cancer that "It was a joke about cervical cancer, not childhood cancer." Read more
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