• TOPIX  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017
    [Blog] How Nicole Petit lives with diabetes. Part 3: A positive attitude
    For the past few months, she's written a series of blog posts for Catching Health about living with diabetes Nicole Petit was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 9 years old.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017
    [Blog] A (Belated) Tribute to David Mendosa
    Finally, he was, like me, a fan of the science and facts, which I tried to build my own blog upon, and along with it, a formal acknowledgement that diabetes is an industry like others, which must be acknowledged for its plusses and minuses. I still have some trouble coming to grips with the fact that on May 8, 2017, the Diabetes Community (D-OC) lost one of the Diabetes Online Community's true pioneers and I'd say founders: David Mendosa ( [link] -- for the time being, anyway).
  • D-MOM  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017
    [Blog] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Diabetes Forecast July/August 2017
    The post 3 Little Diabetes Things: Diabetes Forecast July/August 2017 appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: Here are three articles from the July/August 2017 issue of Diabetes Forecast which I think may be informative for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Read about sleep, eye exams, and school for children with type 1 diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017
    [Blog] Running When You’re Also Aging
    I don’t have to tell you, but for the purposes of starting this blog post: Getting older is hard. I’ve been training since mid-May for my local 5k, the one I run nearly every year. Nearly every year, I start training in May, so when the race comes in mid-July, I’m ready to go 3 […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes feelings growing old with diabetes running training
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
    [Blog] Hello New Teacher, My Kid Has Diabetes
    I decided to share my email here on D-Mom Blog in case other parents needed a starting point for their own communication with new teachers. Back to School With Diabetes (LOTS of resources and blog posts!). The post Hello New Teacher, My Kid Has Diabetes appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: This is a sample email to notify new teachers at the beginning of the school year about your child’s type 1 diabetes and highlight important aspects of the 504 plan.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
    [Blog] Kids First, Diabetes Second Book: TrialNet Natural History Study
    The post Kids First, Diabetes Second Book: TrialNet Natural History Study appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is an international network of researchers who are exploring ways to prevent, delay, and reverse the progression of type 1 diabetes. TrialNet Natural History Study. One question that comes up often with siblings is “Does type 1 diabetes run in families?” The answer is no.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Blog] Mike's Blog: Big Breakfast, Skimpy Dinner, Lose the Wight
    Go light on dinner. Maybe even skip it. Make breakfast the biggest meal of the day
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Blog] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Celiac, Gluten, Cauliflower Pizza
    The post 3 Little Diabetes Things: Celiac, Gluten, Cauliflower Pizza appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: Could a virus trigger the onset of celiac disease? Who should follow a gluten-free diet? Have you tried cauliflower pizza crust? These are the three things I’m talking about this week. I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes (or this week…celiac disease and gluten)… What Triggers Celiac Disease?
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
    [Blog] Self-Care for Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes: Caregiving Break
    The post Self-Care for Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes: Caregiving Break appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: As caregivers to a child with type one diabetes, most of us put our child’s needs before own own. This is the part of a monthly series about self-care. This month I discuss why it’s important to take a caregiving break, some tips for taking that break, and what my break looks like. Diabetes Manager. I tend to have all the diabetes knowledge in our family.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2017
    [Blog] Low-Carb Broccoli Bacon Smothered Chicken
    Food Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Butter is Not a Carb BlogI’m on a mission to find out how many recipes for chicken I can come up with, I think. The versatility of chicken makes it my favorite protein, because almost anything tastes good paired with it. I also love posting easy recipes like this so my readers can use it as inspiration for their favorite foods; […].
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
    [Blog] Diabetes Camp Packing Tips and Checklist
    The post Diabetes Camp Packing Tips and Checklist appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: Here are a few diabetes camp packing tips that I have picked up over the years as well as a checklist of items you might not think to pack. As we prepped Q to go to diabetes camp this summer, I made a mental note of some of the tips and tricks that we have learned over the years. I think this is the 4th or 5th year that Q has attended diabetes camp!
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Blog] The 10 best diabetes blogs
    Diabetes blogs can help to provide support to people with diabetes, as well as to those who care for them. Living with diabetes can be a challenging burden
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Blog] Confidence in the Desired Outcome
    I've been typing away on this blog on and off over the course of 7 years. The title.I think that means "hope". Where has the time gone? He is starting high school in the fall. He's been living with, living well with t1d for like 11 years now. Graduation from Middle School Woodchuck (I think normal people call it a "diabetes bag") has evolved from a camouflage-murse to a gray kinda-like messenger bag to a royal blue Nike string-strapped backpack. This new bag, well.it's
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Blog] How Nicole Petit lives with diabetes. Part two: Acceptance and ownership
    A few weeks ago, she wrote a blog post for us about what it was like growing up with diabetes Nicole Petit was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 9-years-old.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Blog] {Kids First Diabetes Second} My Philosophy on Food
    The post {Kids First Diabetes Second} My Philosophy on Food appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: Food is such a big part of family life, holidays, and celebrations. But the food we feed our d-kids and the timing of that food can affect blood sugars and diabetes management. It’s important for d-kids to have a good relationship with food. This excerpt from the “Let Them Eat Cake” chapter of my book Kids First, Diabetes Second is about my philosophy on food. My Philosophy on Food.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017
    [Blog] Blog: Nevada Enacts Transparency Bill Targeting Diabetes Drug Price.
    Nevada's Governor has signed into law SB 539 , which provides sweeping transparency legislation related to several aspects of the pharmaceutical industry.
  • SCOTT'S DIABETES  |  MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
    [Blog] The Freedom Broker by K.J. Howe
    a few questions: Scott – My blog is about living with diabetes and therefore draws readers touched by diabetes. Blog PostsA kidnap-and-ransom thriller – with diabetes! Lucas Davenport, Mitch Rapp, and Jack Reacher are a few book characters I enjoy sharing time with. I recently added Thea Paris to that list. She is one of 25 elite response consultants who travel undercover to the deadliest situations in the world to recover hostages by any means necessary.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
    [Blog] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Insurance Denial and Appeals, Parent Ambassadors, LONG Bike Rides
    The post 3 Little Diabetes Things: Insurance Denial and Appeals, Parent Ambassadors, LONG Bike Rides appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: Insurance denials and the appeals process, College Diabetes Network’s Parent Ambassador Program, 20 T1D’s bike across the USA with Bike Beyond. I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes… Denied Coverage?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
    [Blog] The Time I Almost Ran Out of Insulin
    Wildcard prompt for 8th annual Diabetes Blog Week: Whether you or your loved one are newly diagnosed or have been dealing with diabetes for a while, you probably realize that things can (and will) go wrong. But sometimes the things that go wrong aren’t stressful – instead sometimes they are downright funny! Go ahead and […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes blood sugar management DBlogWeek insulin traveling with diabetes video
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
    [Blog] Learning to Like Tidepool
    In previous blog posts, I have mentioned my frustration with finding a platform where I can download and view data from all of my diabetes devices. Diasend used to be my go-to site and would still work for me if I used my Dexcom G5 receiver. But I am a hipster-oldster who uses her iPhone and Apple Watch […]. Life with Diabetes Technology Type 1 Diabetes Apple CGM data data management Dexcom diabetes app diabetes data diasend google insulin iOS iPhone tandem tidepool
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
    [Blog] Reenactment: Teenager Set Change
    You know I’m going to blog this right. This is blogging gold.” “Go I’m still blogging this.” I don’t usually post about teenager stuff, but this post is written with permission by my 13 year old. When you read it, you’ll see why. Saturday morning I was woken up by said 13 year old. He had filled his reservoir and asked if I’d be willing to pop his set in. He’s not a big fan of the “popping it in” part, and insists it doesn’t hurt as much when I do it.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
    [Blog] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Clothing, Usher, Low BGs
    The post 3 Little Diabetes Things: Clothing, Usher, Low BGs appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: Clothes for diabetic women who need to inject insulin, Usher takes his son to diabetes camp, and how a low blood sugar feels. I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes… Clothes for Diabetic Women. “You’ve heard of plus-size, tall and petite, but have you ever heard of clothes for women with diabetes?
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
    [Blog] Tandem Diabetes Care (TNDM) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows
    The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time News articles about Tandem Diabetes Care have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
    [Blog] Breaking Down the Cost of Diabetes
    Day 2 topic on Diabetes Blog Week: The Cost of a Chronic Illness Prompt: Insulin and other diabetes medications and supplies can be costly. Here in the US, insurance status and age (as in Medicare eligibility) can impact both the cost and coverage. So today, let’s discuss how cost impacts our diabetes care. Do you have advice […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Dexcom diabetes costs healthcare insulin sleep apnea
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
    [Blog] {Kids First Diabetes Second} Fundraising
    The post {Kids First Diabetes Second} Fundraising appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: Participating in diabetes walks and bike rides are a great way to help raise money for diabetes research and programs as well as connect with other families also dealing with diabetes. This excerpt from the “Getting Involved” chapter of my book Kids First, Diabetes Second is about fundraising. Fundraising. Fundraising is often done through walks, rides, and gala events.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017
    [Blog] Tips for Alleviating Sore Spots from Dexcom Sensors
    I’m really excited to share the first guest post on my blog. It’s written by one of my closest and oldest friends. We met at Camp Kudzu in 2003, and even though she moved to PA, we stayed close. I’ve thought about guest posts, but once she shared these tips with me when I asked […]. Technology Type 1 Diabetes Animas Dexcom diabetes devices
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017
    [Blog] 4 Easy Yoga Poses for Diabetes
    After last weeks passionate blogging for diabetes blog week, it’s time to return to the main reason I’m blogging here in the first place: To help you get motivated and inspired to incorporate yoga into your daily diabetes management plan. For me, yoga is my life. I really notice the difference in my blood sugar […]. Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes insulin insulin sensitivity yoga
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017
    [Blog] The Cost of a Chronic Illness
    Prompt for Diabetes Blog Week on May 16: Cost of a Chronic Illness Insulin and other diabetes medications and supplies can be costly. Here in the US, insurance status and age (as in Medicare eligibility) can impact both the cost and coverage. So today, let’s discuss how cost impacts our diabetes care. Do you have […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes bayer cost of diabetes DBlogWeek health insurance Humalog insulin insulin pumps Lilly Medtronic
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [Blog] I’m Not Playing the Blame Game
    Day 3 topic on Diabetes Blog Week: The Blame Game Today we talk about the blame game. Except, I’m not really up to playing that game right now. I mean, I could rant and rave about my misdiagnosis and how that happened and who is to blame for days. I have. But, I’m just not up […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes DBlogWeek diabetes community
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017
    [Blog] What Can I Do to Make a Difference?
    With Diabetes Blog Week, it’s been amazing to read and share with our thriving #DOC. I feel completely inspired and in awe of the writing talent out there and if you are reading this, you guys are my diabetes heroes! Even though I was diagnosed 9 years ago I still feel like the new kid on […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes advocacy diabetes costs healthcare insulin low blood sugar
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
    [Blog] What Brings Me Down
    Last week was the 8th Annual Diabetes Blog Week and my second year participating. Diabetes Blog Week was started by and is still instigated by fellow type 1 Karen Graffeo in Connecticut who blogs at Bitter~Sweet Diabetes. Last week was a way for diabetes bloggers (well over 100 participants from all over the world each […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes advocacy DBlogWeek diabetes frustration healthcare insulin insulin pumps
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
    [Blog] Studying Abroad with Diabetes
    By Maria Sweezy of Sugarfree & Sexy Blog This past January, I packed my bags full of my most essential articles of clothing (not enough socks as I later realized), a travel journal, and over three months worth of diabetes supplies and boarded a plane for Florence, Italy.
  • BITTER SWEET  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017
    [Blog] Eighth Annual #DBlogWeek Wrap Up.
    I'm a bit late with this year's Diabetes Blog Week wrap up, but I wanted to make sure we capped things off. There are over 350 wonderful blog posts on last week's link lists. Diabetes Blog Week EventsAnd better late than never, right? This year we had 114 bloggers officially signed up. That makes this year the smallest #DBlogWeek, but we certainly made up for it with extra enthusiasm. Did you forget to add yours? .
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
    [Blog] The Benefit of the Exercise Physiologist
    Throughout the month the Joslin Blog will be highlighting stories about exercising with diabetes. Jackie Shahar, manager of the Exercise Physiology department at Joslin, works with patient James Dugan in the Joslin gym. May is National Exercise Month. Be sure to check in each week for updates! This article was originally published on July 26, 2015. Good nutrition without physical activity is like eating one-half of a really tasty sandwich.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
    [Blog] Diabetes and the Unexpected: My Top 10 List
    Diabetes Blog Week is an annual initiative organized by my dear friend, Karen, over at Bitter~Sweet Diabetes. I’m both excited and proud to participate and support this event for the 8th consecutive year. Day 1 topic: Diabetes and The Unexpected Diabetes can sometimes seem to play by a rulebook that makes no sense, tossing out unexpected […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes DBlogWeek diabetes burnout
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
    [Blog] Honoring David Mendosa
    The diabetes community is mourning, with tributes at all the major diabetes sites in the United States and Europe as well as personal blogs. Diabetes writer David Mendosa died on May 8, only about a month after he was diagnosed with angiosarcoma in the liver. David didn’t want any kind of services. I was thinking […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes david mendosa death low carb diet low-carbohydrate diet
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
    [Blog] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Best Diabetes Blogs, CGM on the Miss USA Stage, Free SpiBelt for Recently Diagnosed Kids with T1D
    Summary: Today I’m sharing a list of the best diabetes blogs according to the Healthline website, spotting a CGM on the Miss USA Stage, and SpiBelt’s program to give recently diagnosed kids a pouch to carry their diabetes stuff. I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes… Healthline’s 2017 Best Diabetes Blogs. D-Mom Blog was included in Healthline’s annual list of “best diabetes blogs.”
  • BITTER SWEET  |  FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
    [Blog] More Than Diabetes- #DBlogWeek Day 5
    Time to wrap up another Diabetes Blog Week already? Diabetes Blog Week Totally Random StuffI’m afraid it is, as we’ve reached our final day of DBlogWeek #8. I will do one final wrap up post next week to reflect back on the week, but for now let’s get to today’s topic. Today’s topic is More Than Diabetes. Lets wrap up the week by sharing a little more about ourselves, beyond the chronic illness we or our loved ones live with. Share.
  • THE DIABETIC'S CORNER BOOTH  |  THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
    [Blog] One, Two, Three. And Down We Go
    So, Day Four of Diabetes Blog Week 2017. Topic: What Brings Me Down (aka Throwback Thursday, if applicable). OK, fine. Let's cue the ELO here , why don't we. If not that, then maybe. And s**t, if that doesn't work, then maybe the only recourse is. If those three don't "bring me down," well then screw it, I'm going to ride this glucoaster of being High for a bit. And then, most likely: I'll have to tell you again, before I get off the floor (due to a triple-effect hypo).
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
    [Blog] It's not about her.
    This is my 4th post for D Blog Week. She’s looking into her child’s eyes, scared, but she smiles wide. Her love for her child must be stronger than her fear. Her world is falling down around her but all that matters is she stay strong for him. He didn’t deserve this diagnosis. Why him? She will take as much of the hurt and burden away as long as she can. She will work hard. She will take care of him every minute of every day. She will cry in the shower.
  • BITTER SWEET  |  THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
    [Blog] Throwback Thursday: What Brings Me Down - #DBlog Week Day 4
    Depression Diabetes Blog Week Highs and LowsWe are flying through #DBlogWeek with only today and tomorrow left to go! Before I get to today’s post, I want to remind everyone of the Link Lists. From what I can tell, most of you have been remembering to add your posts each day. Thank you for that!!) It really is the best way for other bloggers (and lurkers) to find what you’ve written each day. You can find the link list for each.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
    [Blog] Get Fit, Get in Control: Outdoor Exercise Routine for Core and Lower Body
    Throughout the month the Joslin Blog will be highlighting stories about exercising with diabetes. May is National Exercise Month. Be sure to check in each week for updates! This article was originally published on May 11, 2015. With the gorgeous weather finally here in Boston, it’s a perfect time to exercise outside. Try these lower body resistance exercises from Jackie Shahar, M.Ed., R.C.E.P.,
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
    [Blog] Blaming backfires.
    This is my post for day three of D Blog Week. Fault: (Noun) An unattractive or unsatisfactory feature in a piece of work or in a person’s behavior. Fault: (Noun) Responsibility for an accident or misfortune. Fault: (Verb) Criticize for inadequacy or mistakes. We live in a world where everyone wants to find fault. Things are going very wrong and to cope, we want someone to blame. Someone to aim our anger and frustration. This has gotten out of hand online.
  • BITTER SWEET  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
    [Blog] The Blame Game - #DBlogWeek Day 3
    We are halfway through Diabetes Blog Week already! Diabetes Blog Week Diabetes GuiltI wanted to take a minute today to send out a thank you to Stacey Simms for including me on her latest episode of Diabetes Connections. If you’d like to listen to the episode, you can check it out here. On to today’s topic, The Blame Game. Having diabetes often makes a visit to the doctor a dreaded experience, as there is invariably bad news.
  • THE DIABETIC'S CORNER BOOTH  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
    [Blog] Shadow Returns To Say: The Cost of Living with My Diabetes
    Diabetes Blog Week 2017. So, Day Two. Topic? " The Cost of a Chronic Illness." Sure, many are writing and being oh-so-serious. Because, this issue is. oh-so-serious. And downright enraging and maddening and so on and so forth. But there's another side of this question, relating to the cost of living with diabetes. from the POV of " What's the cost YOU FACE when living with someone who has T1D?" My beloved cat might have something to say, if she were around these days to speak about this.
  • BITTER SWEET  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
    [Blog] The Cost of a Chronic Illness - #DBlogWeek Day 2
    It’s the second day of Diabetes Blog Week and we’re off to a great start so far with 105 bloggers signed up. If you’re blogging along with us but haven’t signed up, please. Diabetes Blog Week Highs and Lows Raising AwarenessPlease take a look at the Participant’s List and make sure I’ve listed your information correctly. I double checked every entry but I’m far from perfect so if I’ve made an error please email me and I will fix it right away.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
    [Blog] Exercising with an Insulin Pump
    Throughout the month the Joslin Blog will be highlighting stories about exercising with diabetes. May is National Exercise Month. Be sure to check in each week for updates! This article was originally published on May 27, 2013. There is no one way to exercise; in fact, there are endless ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. For instance, you can enjoy a walk with your dog, embark a sweat-inducing bike ride or even dabble in some outdoor yoga.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Blog] The Unexpected
    This is my first post for Diabetes Blog Week. After a Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis. It is unexpected to find that blood sugars numbers are rarely in the place Doctors tell you they should be. It is unexpected to find that one unit of insulin brought blood sugar down 50 points last week, and tonight, for whatever reason, one unit only brings blood sugar down 10 points.
  • THE DIABETIC'S CORNER BOOTH  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Blog] Expecting the Unexpected
    This is my first Diabetes Blog Week 2017 post. There was a diabetes day more than a decade ago that hit me like a ton of bricks. OK, maybe that's the first like right there. when I said "diabetes day." As if, every single day of my life isn't a "diabetes day" where my pancreas isn't doing what it should and I must take on that role and think about everything related to a D-Life. No, this was a particularly more-focused D-day, because I had an eye doctor appointment.
  • BITTER SWEET  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Blog] Diabetes and The Unexpected - #DBlogWeek Day 1
    Welcome to day one of Diabetes Blog Week, Year Eight!! Diabetes Blog Week Events Not All Bad TravelIf you’d like to participate but haven’t signed up yet, please do so here (scroll down a bit to find the form). The more the merrier and it’s definitely not too late. Today’s topic is Diabetes and The Unexpected. Diabetes can sometimes seem to play by a rulebook that makes no sense, tossing out unexpected challenges at random. What are.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Blog] {Kids First Diabetes Second} Tips For Transitioning T1D Teens To Independence
    The post {Kids First Diabetes Second} Tips For Transitioning T1D Teens To Independence appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: This post is the second of two that discusses independence for teens with type one diabetes. These tips come from “Teen Talk” chapter of the book Kids First, Diabetes Second. Last time I shared the excerpt Moving Toward Independence. Tips For Transitioning To Independence.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017
    [Blog] Wisdom From Mothers Touched by Diabetes
    ” Meri Schuhmacher-Jackson, who blogs at Our Diabetic Life shared,”As […]. Being a mother living with diabetes or being a mother to a child with diabetes helps spark major drive, passion, and compassion. We asked some mothers with diabetes and some mothers to children with diabetes “What would you like to share with the world this Mother’s Day?”
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017
    [Blog] On Lilly's unconscionable insulin price increase
    Yes, as stated in my last blog, going to our employers and asking to put insulin on the preventative drug list so Insulin isn’t subject to deductibles is great. There’s a story about a man who was worried about his wife. She was losing her hearing and she refused to go to the doctor. The man had a close friend who was a doctor and he asked for his advice. The doctor advised him to talk to her while her back was turned and then see how close he needed to get before she would respond.
  • BITTER SWEET  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Blog] Eighth Annual Diabetes Blog Week!
    When I first started Diabetes Blog Week way back in 2010 I wasn’t sure if anyone would sign up. Diabetes Blog WeekI was so excited to see how many of you wanted to participate. And each year I become more and more grateful that so many d-bloggers continue to show such support and enthusiasm for this event. I’m also thankful for all of the help you’ve given, with topics for us to write about and suggestions to.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Blog] A Diabetic Approach to Carb Counting
    If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of carbs and have them regularly throughout my diet. What is the number 1 tip which I think would benefit any diabetic to help them with their nutrition and blood glucose control? Carb-counting. With my last HbA1c at 5.3% (DCCT) or 5.8mmol/L, I’m […]. Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c carb counting diabetes diet insulin low carb diet MyFitnessPal
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
    [Blog] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Insulin, Insulin, Insulin
    The post 3 Little Diabetes Things: Insulin, Insulin, Insulin appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: Insulin pricing is a hot button topic with politicians like Bernie Sanders questioning pricing and profits. Lilly Diabetes met with patients and caregivers about pricing and then turned around and increased the price of Humalog nearly 8%. I’m quite frankly disgusted that Eli Lilly sees such enormous profits on insulin and continues to raise prices.
  • NERDY APRIL  |  MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
    [Blog] The Prime Directive
    I feel I must say this gently.especially since my blog has "Nerdy" in the title. Can I be honest with you? I only recently finished the Star Trek: The Next Generation series. I know, I know. Crazy right? Growing up I always just flipped right past the channel when Star Trek was on - it looked too hokey, the makeup was terrible and don't get me started on the "special effects". But that all changed when Zara was born.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
    [Blog] What the MacArthur Amendment Means for People with Type 1 Diabetes
    According to a Health Affairs Blog post , the states which opt out of federal standards would likely need to set up high-risk pools for people with preexisting conditions, offer reinsurance (which is when insurers share the risk of coverage), or some combination of the two. Republicans in the House of Representatives once again are trying to assemble the votes needed to pass repeal-and-replace legislation to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • BITTER SWEET  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Blog] May is almost here.
    It means Diabetes Blog Week!! Yes, they normally open on a Monday, Diabetes Blog WeekAnd you know what May means, don’t you? I’ll admit, I’m a little bit behind on things this year. I’ll also admit it has crossed my mind more than once that perhaps #DBlogWeek has run its course. But I have had a few questions and seen some interest- so I’m game to give it another go. Sign ups will open in Tuesday, May 9th.
  • NERDY APRIL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Blog] A week of Nerdy Space Adventures
    Last week was a quiet one on the blog, for good reason - it was my first week on console as an ADCO Specialist!! Granted, the logistics of working console are nearly the same - I sit in FCR-1 , I look at telemetry, I talk on "loops", but last week felt different simply because we accomplished so many cool things!
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Blog] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Trust the Patient, US Soccer Jordan Morris, Before It’s Too Late PSA
    The post 3 Little Diabetes Things: Trust the Patient, US Soccer Jordan Morris, Before It’s Too Late PSA appeared first on D-Mom Blog. I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes… Trust the Patient. As a parent of a child with a chronic medical condition, I identified with so much of this. Trust the patient (or parent) because they are expert in what is needed and it’s not always by the book. I could have quoted so many relevant passages!
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Blog] Kids First Diabetes Second Book Excerpt: Moving Toward Independence
    The post Kids First Diabetes Second Book Excerpt: Moving Toward Independence appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: This post is the first of two that will discuss giving your teen with type one diabetes more independence. Even though Q isn’t quite a teenager yet, we have transitioned a lot of her daily care to her. Moving Toward Independence.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Blog] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Adventure, DKA, Hospital Gowns
    The post 3 Little Diabetes Things: Adventure, DKA, Hospital Gowns appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: This “3 little diabetes things” post includes a book about finding adventure, a DKA awareness campaign, and really cool custom made hospital gowns for teens. I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes… Adventure On. Erin Spineto has got to be one of the coolest people living with type one diabetes!
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
    [Blog] Easter 2017
    The post Easter 2017 appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: Don’t fret about Easter…here are some posts that will help you get through it, especially if this is your first holiday with type one diabetes. Includes over 50 non-candy Easter basket ideas! 50+ Non-Candy Easter Ideas. Counting Jelly Beans For Easter. Kids First, Diabetes Second Book (There’s a chapter called “Less Stress, More Happiness” that talks A LOT about these types of issues.).
  • LINDSAY ON THE GO  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
    [Blog] Life Lately
    I somehow still remembered that I have a blog, even when differential diagnoses and clinical skills are taking over my brain. Hi, World. Currently, I'm on my spring break, which is sorely needed. Thought I'd write a bit about what is going on in my life, my health, and what upcoming races and adventures I'm planning. Life: 2.5 years married to an amazing and supportive husband who has been bankrolling my education, living expenses, and hobbies (running and cycling).
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    [Blog] {3 Little Diabetes Things} 03.20.2017
    The post {3 Little Diabetes Things} 03.20.2017 appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: In this month’s round up of 3 little diabetes things, I’m sharing an article about CGM use in people who don’t have type 1 diabetes, an article and video showing how an abducted woman used her insulin pump to escape, and why I snap a photo when there is a diabetes device malfunction. I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes… CGM Use in Non-T1D.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
    [Blog] Spring Into An Exercise Routine
    Our other blogs on diabetes. • With spring arriving, it’s the perfect time to pull those running shoes out from the back of your closet. Getting back into the swing of exercise can be tricky — especially when you need to be cautious of how that exercise will affect your blood-glucose levels. Ease back into your exercise routine by following these tips: Pair your cardio with yoga.
  • THE DIABETIC'S CORNER BOOTH  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Blog] Drinking My Diaversary Juice
    What is notable about 2017, possibly, is that this year marks the 10-year point of when I really started blogging about diabetes here at The Corner Booth. Another year with type 1 has come and gone. For those keeping count, I'm now at 33 years with T1D. And for those who've been following along over the years, you may recall that I self-designated March 10 the date a number of years ago, because I really don't know the exact date other than it was Spring 1984 when my diagnosis came along.
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Blog] Good doctor, bad doctor
    Just when I have something to say, I accidentally change a setting that deletes the whole blog. Very happy that tech support was able to get it back! A little while ago, I scheduled two doctor’s appointments back to back to take care of some nagging (not really diabetes related) issues. I really enjoy my endocrinologist’s office, so I forgot how bad and awkward other doctor/patient relationships can be.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
    [Blog] Kids First Diabetes Second Book: Saving Money!
    appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: This excerpt from the book Kids First, Diabetes Second gives several tips on saving money on medical supplies and prescriptions for people with type one diabetes. Unfortunately managing type 1 diabetes takes a lot of time and money. In this excerpt from my book Kids First, Diabetes Second I share some tips on saving money on supplies, prescriptions, and taxes. Are there other ways that you save money while managing T1D? Saving Money.
  • NERDY APRIL  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    [Blog] A "Special" Message
    No longer are you reading a blog written by merely an Attitude Determination and Control Officer (ADCO) "Operator", you are reading the words of an ADCO "Specialist"! My dear readers, I have some excellent news to share with you (only 20 days late). It may not mean much to you, but it means the world to me.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
    [Blog] Low Blood Sugar Kits For Theatre And Other Activities
    All images are copyright D-Mom Blog and D-Mom Media and may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission. The post Low Blood Sugar Kits For Theatre And Other Activities appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: For theatre tech week and performances and for other activities, we create low blood sugar kits that are easily accessible. Q is very active in local theatre and music. If your child does theatre, you know that tech and performance week can be grueling.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Blog] Understanding Epigenetics: Q&A with Elvira Isganaitis
    In today’s blog post we’ll get a better understanding of what epigenetics is and how it works from Elvira Isganaitis, M.D., Elvira Isganaitis, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Investigator and Staff Pediatric Endocrinologist at Joslin Diabetes Center. When we talk about “genetics,” we mean all of the traits inherited from someone’s parents through DNA, including your hair color, eye color, height, and the shape of your nose.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
    [Blog] Self-Care for Parents of Children with Type One Diabetes: Getting Started
    The post Self-Care for Parents of Children with Type One Diabetes: Getting Started appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: As caregivers to a child with type one diabetes, most of us put our child’s needs before own own. This is the first in a monthly series about self-care. Self care is never a selfish act. I sort of had an awakening these past six months that made me take a look at myself and figure out what I needed to do to improve my quality of life.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017
    [Blog] Alzheimer's Causes: Could Refined Sugar Lead To Dementia, Cognitive Decline?
    Here is part of a blog I wrote after listening to Dr. Pamela Smith Yes, it does. Alzheimer's is called type 3 diabetes.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Blog] Kids First Diabetes Second Book: Diabetes Summer Camps
    The post Kids First Diabetes Second Book: Diabetes Summer Camps appeared first on D-Mom Blog. Summary: One of the best ways for children to meet other d-kids is by going to diabetes camp. There are a variety of diabetes summer camps throughout the country, including family camps, day camps, and overnight camps. You might be wondering why I am talking about summer diabetes camps during the middle of winter.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Blog] {Kids First Diabetes Second} Diabetes Camp
    The post {Kids First Diabetes Second} Diabetes Camp appeared first on D-Mom Blog. You might be wondering why I am talking about summer diabetes camps during the middle of winter. Now is the time that many d-camps begin accepting applications for their summer camps. This summer will be Q’s sixth summer going to diabetes camp. We schedule her summer activities around camp because it is the one week every year that she can have a week of freedom away from us.
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Blog] I'm a Checker, but not a Mice Checker.Yo
    A few days ago. Pre-post note: We are currently besieged by mice. Traps are set in the basement and the main level of our home. The words "GI BUG" scare the BeJeezus outta even the most resilient, calm, cool, and collected of d' rents. Joe currently has one. I was up at 3 am. checking a blood glucose, ketones, and then bolusing insulin. As Dave woke, I updated him on the night care provided. Me: "I checked his BG.high 200s, ketones were OK.I've ve bolused twice over the last three hours."
  • BRIDGE WRITES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [Blog] Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes
    But if you've been following my blog you are familiar with her diagnosis story over her brothers. That title may SHOCK some of you. You may be unfamiliar that Type 1 has the potential to be detected early. But we've experienced how remarkable the early detection of Type 1 diabetes can be. In fact, if you are reading this, chances are you have a family member who is touched with Type 1.
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017
    [Blog] Just write
    advocacy Blogging meta blogging daily living podcastIt’s a long story ( that’s what happens when you haven’t posted in eleven and a half months ), but I was on a 36 hour round trip adventure with my mom to Southern California and back and we needed something to listen to on the drive when we got sick of Christmas carols. I suppose I should mention that this was about a month ago.
  • NINJABETIC  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
    [Blog] Stained Shirt
    This may be a little too much gore for the average blog reader so you may want to skip this post. Okay, so the last 2 out of 3 Dexcom sensors have caused me to bleed, a lot. Here’s what happened. Before work one day I put on a new Dexcom sensor. I noticed it was barely hanging on before I hopped in the shower so I figured I would pull it and replace it afterwards. It went on with no issues and I got dressed and headed off to work. All was normal or so I thought.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017
    [Blog] Medical stuff
    Links to what I have posted recently on my medical blog. Knitting post of the week how can you remove stents from airways? Unravel them like an old sock
  • NINJABETIC  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
    [Blog] Can I Celebrate?
    This blog was started on this day in 2006. So can I celebrate an 11 year old blog when the past few have been sparse? And so people who read this blog never feel alone. So I have a lot to celebrate besides starting this blog. That was 11 years ago! For many of those years I wrote quite often but not recently. The thing is I have a lot to share since a lot has happened. Stuff that falls into the category of why I started this in the first place.
  • SCOTT'S DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
    [Blog] The Diabetes UnConference – February 2017
    Blog Posts Events I SupportSee you in Vegas, baby! The Diabetes UnConference Las Vegas 2016 Alumni. Register Now. Don’t miss it – register now – the deadline is January 24th! From the official website: What is it? At The Diabetes UnConference , every participant is an expert. All attendees can ask and answer questions and learn from their peers in a safe setting where there is no judgment or wrong answer.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017
    [Blog] Medtronic Ambassador Caught Plagiarizing
    In December, however, one of Medtronic’s ambassadors was accused of plagiarizing other diabetes bloggers in her blog and in her bio information. Between those two comments, the link to her blog had disappeared from a piece of writing. On her blog, the plagiarist also listed support for Leaf & Love Organics, a stevia-sweetened lemonade maker, but it was unclear if she had a formal arrangement with the company. The plagiarist’s blog is still online, but has no posts.
  • SCOTT'S DIABETES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Blog] Identifying barriers to transition of care
    Blog PostsChanging from pediatric to adult care I had a great pediatric diabetes care team and stayed with them as long as possible. I was in my mid-twenties still sitting in the waiting room with the little guys and gals. We passed the time by checking out Highlights Magazines and sliding shapes along metal rods. Then an insurance issue forced me out the door and I had to find an adult care team. The change was traumatic.
  • NERDY APRIL  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016
    [Blog] Decembrrr
    It's been a long time since I've had the gumption to hit "Publish" on this here blog. I literally have 38 half written drafts, rambles, and meaningless notes. To be honest I'm not even sure this combination of words will make the cut - we'll see. Lately I have felt busy and overwhelmed, but at the same time boring and predictable. Life is charging full steam ahead and sometimes I feel like I am running after the caboose - baby on the hip and to-do list on the brain.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Blog] Politics and Diabetes (and why we need to educate ourselves on these issues so that we can advocate)
    Eli Lilly Increased Profits at the Expense of People with Diabetes (D-Mom Blog post). The AAA’s of Diabetes Management: Available, Accessible, Affordable (D-Mom Blog post). I don’t typically talk politics, but there are some important issues that affect people with diabetes as we transition to a new president and cabinet.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Blog] Your Cheat Sheet for Managing Diabetes on Thanksgiving
    Over the years, the Joslin Blog has compiled tips and tricks for making the day a little easier. Happy Thanksgiving! Picture via storify.com. Between the family, football, and piled-high plates, it can be overwhelming to properly manage your diabetes. General Tips for the Day. Check out these three posts to help you navigate the whole day. For the Table.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Blog] {Kids First, Diabetes Second} Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)
    All images and text are copyright D-Mom Blog and D-Mom Media and may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission. Recently I shared a section of the book about hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Today I am sharing a bit about high blood sugar. For us, Q has had quite a few growth spurts this past year that have caused some unmanageable high blood sugars, particularly overnight when no amount of insulin seems to bring her back into range. Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar).
  • COUNTRY GIRL DIABETIC  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Blog] Today My World Changes
    Those thoughts, I will not post on my blog. In spite of the title, this post is not about the election. Today was the day I finally had my biopsy via upper endoscopy, to medically confirm a diagnosis of celiac disease. I found out around two months ago, after bloodwork, that I most likely had celiac disease. Since that time, I've been learning as much as I can about celiac and what life will be. celiac diabetes
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016
    [Blog] A discussion with Eli Lilly about insulin prices.
    Disclosure: Eli Lilly did not ask me to write a blog post. I had a face to face meeting with Eli Lilly yesterday, speaking specifically about insulin prices. This is what they want you to know: The spike in insulin pricing was spurred by the Pharmacy Benefits Managers. That in itself wasn't a surprise to me, but there are a few details I want to share that I haven't seen reported before.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
    [Blog] Sometimes vs. Most of the Time
    That is why I am the Jekyll and Hyde of the blogging world. well, I blog. Sometimes Diabetes is a big deal. Sometimes it isn't. The ebb and flow of emotions is exhausting, but thankfully, the ebb is always longer than the flow. DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH THROWBACK 1 of 30 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010 Sometimes. Sometimes at night, when the alarm goes off…I have a mini fit. I thrash my legs and moan like an 8 year old tasked to do the stupidest of chores. I am ridiculously tired.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016
    [Blog] I wanted you to know 6 years ago, and today too.
    I want you to know that even though I’m not blogging as much, you’re always on my mind and you’re part of my heart. I want you to know, that I started this blog for me…and now I want you to know I write it now just as much for you. Look at that obscenely long blog list I have under the blog buttons. Today is the sixth anniversary of the words I posted below. Today I want you to know that Diabetes isn’t the same in teenagers as it is in children.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
    [Blog] Tips for Eating with Diabetes in College
    Throughout the month of September, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about going to college with diabetes. Be sure to check in next week for updates and tips on how to navigate college with diabetes! . Photo via Bowdoin College. College is often the first time students with diabetes are learning how to manage their diabetes on their own. This means you are responsible for your own eating habits.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
    [Blog] Can eating fat help you lose weight? Let's look at the ketogenic diet
    The diet has been trending for the past three years, as "keto" blogs and cookbooks continue to pop up and build an impressive fan base Fat makes your meals more palatable and helps you feel full, so it's no wonder the high-fat ketogenic diet is increasing in popularity.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    [Blog] How to Find Diabetes Resources on Campus
    Throughout the month of September, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about going to college with diabetes. Be sure to check in next week for updates and tips on how to navigate college with diabetes! . Photo via jbrant.com. For any student, freshman year of college is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time. But for students with diabetes, college can be especially worrying as there is a lot to prepare for when you are managing diabetes on your own.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Blog] How to Talk Diabetes in College
    Throughout the month of September, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories on going to college with diabetes. Be sure to check in next week for updates and tips on how to navigate college with diabetes! . Photo courtesy of the CDN. For many high school seniors enrolling in college for the fall, this is the first time they’ll be living and managing their diabetes on their own.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016
    [Blog] Tips for helping your child manage diabetes while at school
    This month the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about heading back to school with diabetes. Click here for our other diabetes blogs. This story was originally posted on March 2, 2011. As much as you may want to, you can’t be with your child at every moment. But while you may not have an eye on them 24/7, you can still play a key role in their diabetes management when they’re at school.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
    [Blog] Admission.
    This blog is my first real step to healing. My hands twitch. They yearn for release. But I’m broken. I can’t.” I’m doing dishes and my eyes glance again and again over to my laptop, turning in circles, tracing the edges of the keyboard. The warm glow of the screen calls for me. But it’s not just about me. I can’t.” My body aches. It demands the kneading of emotions. It must disperse the tension from my shoulders out my fingertips to function. My neck suffers from holding in the words.
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