November 10, 2019

November is national diabetes awareness month (#NDAM) a time when many people share more than usual about life with diabetes, statistics, examples of struggles, pictures, articles, and so on. 

Some years I more actively participate than others.  There's no rule to this...

October 13, 2019

No, not snakes on a plane, but scary low blood sugar on a plane. 

This past week I had the good fortune to travel to Ireland, and the scenery was amazing, as was the gluten free food, and cider!  Diabetes-wise, this trip was harder than previous trips with regards to ma...

September 7, 2019

I've lived with T1D for most of my life, for over 40 years.  I generally  have taken the ups and downs with diabetes "management" in stride.  Until a few months ago. 

Sometime in July I noticed the my usual time in range of %82 dropped to %70.  It wasn't...

July 18, 2019

June 2017 I had the opportunity to travel to South Africa  to tour Johannesburg, go on safari in Kruger  ​

​National Park, and tour Cape Town.

My flight route:  Newark, NJ -> Lome, Togo West Africa -> Johannesburg, South Africa

After being on the plane for 11 hour...

July 6, 2019

I can't talk about why diabetes camp for adults is a great thing without first talking about what it meant to me when I attended as a kid.  I consider myself lucky that my parents were able to send me to diabetes camp when I was 12 years old.  It was a turning point fo...

January 15, 2019

As a person who has lived with type 1 diabetes for all but the first two years of their life, I've experienced a lot, and have read a lot to stay updated on the happenings in all things diabetes.  As a result, I feel that I have a different perspective on many hot topi...

January 2, 2019

There is a popular social media campaign around the words "diabetes doesn't stop me."  I've used it, I've tweeted it, I've used it in Instagram posts.  But sometimes diabetes does stop us.  I used to say that diabetes doesn't stop me, but it may slow me down.  Today it...

August 26, 2018

You may already know this, but I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 2.  Growing up I didn't ever meet anyone else besides an older cousin, who had diabetes.  I was always the odd kid out because of it.  I didn't know how to give myself my own insulin inj...

July 30, 2018

Over lunch a few days ago, a good friend and I were talking about the difficulties of fundraising.  She asked me how bad it really is living with type 1 diabetes.  She wasn't being mean, or a jerk, she was truly curious, and  explained that if she were base how hard it...

November 14, 2017

I was 10 years old the first time I went to camp.  It was a day camp and I did not have a good experience.  The activities were great but the way they handled (or didn't) a camper with diabetes made any of the good parts fade into the background. The staff didn't know...

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