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Category Archives: Life with Diabetes
When a family member has a chronic condition such as diabetes, things can be challenging for the whole family. The constant vigilance and stress can tear families apart… or it can pull them together and make them stronger. That’s certainly … Continue reading
Type 1 diabetes is a disease that has an impact on the whole family. When a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, his or her whole world changes — but the child’s siblings are affected too. To gain an understanding … Continue reading
Imagine a day without having to count carbs, having to check blood sugars, having to bolus. It’s a day that people without diabetes take for granted, and one that people with diabetes can only dream of. Fortunately, researchers all over … Continue reading
Diabetes is taking center stage on the the small screen, thanks to Downton Abbey, the series that is captivating viewers on both sides of the Atlantic. In last night’s episode (Series 5, Episode 2), Isobel Crawley and Dr. Clarkson are … Continue reading
People love to celebrate the new year because it’s filled with new beginnings, endless possibilities, and renewed hope. You’ve probably made a New Year’s resolution or two (or ten)… but now that the parties are over and the kids are … Continue reading
Holiday season is an exciting time (and lets be honest, sometimes slightly stressful) filled with traveling, family, friends and creating happy memories. We can’t take a vacation from Diabetes, but being prepared will not let Diabetes get in the way … Continue reading
Seven years ago, our son Alex was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). He was four, yet as we left the hospital, I felt the same sense of nervousness and uncertainty that I had felt leaving the hospital with a … Continue reading
The cold and flu season has arrived, bringing a horde of unwelcome household guests — fever, chills, stuffy nose, sore throat, or worse. For people with type 1 diabetes, sick days bring extra challenges. Illness tends to elevate glucose levels, … Continue reading
Remember the movie Calendar Girls? This holiday season, there’s another group ready to bare it all for a cause! The Nude Diabetes Advocacy Project is releasing T1D Exposed, a nude calendar featuring people with type 1 diabetes. All proceeds from calendar sales … Continue reading