• TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Annual foot screening could help spot heart irregularities in people with diabetes
    The call comes the results of a three-month pilot foot pulse-test project aimed at increasing the diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation identified a number of patients with previously undiagnosed AF This National Heart Month leading podiatrists across the North East are calling for people with diabetes to go for their annual footcheck, as findings show it could prevent the risk of stroke.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018
    [Diagnosis] The Sooner Type 2 Diabetes Arrives, the Worse for Your Heart
    A type 2 diabetes diagnosis that comes early in life carries a deadly load of health risks, new research shows. It was associated with a 60 percent higher relative risk of dying from heart disease or stroke
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018
    [Diagnosis] 5 Things You Can Do To Love Yourself a Little More
    Since my diagnosis four years ago, I’ve had the worst blood sugars these past few months. I don’t know if it’s additional stress of everyday life, not getting enough sleep, or simply because I am not being diligent enough in my management. But I do know that I am dreading my next endocrinologist appointment. I […]. Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c crossfit exercise insulin love low-carb diet perspective self-care
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Younger age at diabetes diagnosis is linked to higher risk of death from heart disease and stroke
    While type 2 diabetes was once considered a disease largely confined to older people, the global epidemic of obesity and overweight has seen diagnoses rocket in young adults, adolescents and even appear in young children. New research published in Diabetologia shows that the earlier a person is diagnosed with T2D, the higher their risk of death from heart disease and stroke, but, unusually, the lower their risk of death from cancer
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Author Looking for Type 1 Diabetes Art
    Artist age at diagnosis. My name is Susan Baumgartner, and I am writing a nonfiction, guided journal for people like me who live with Type 1 diabetes. The book is tentatively titled Dear Warriors. You can read an excerpt here.) I am a huge believer in the idea that “we are stronger together” and would love for my book to showcase that thought. By including art and illustrations created by those with Type 1 diabetes. sponsor.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018
    [Diagnosis] CNN’s Oren Liebermann & “The Insulin Express”
    CNN Correspondent & author Oren Liebermann has quite an unusual diagnosis story. He found out he had type 1 while on an around-the-world adventure with his wife. Oren shares how he found he had type 1 in Nepal, how long it took back to get back to the US and why he decided to write “The Insulin Express.” […]. General diabetes books insulin podcast traveling with diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Lows, Lancets & Love Letters: from Mom to Josiah
    By Christie Lawrence Editor’s Note: I had the pleasure of meeting Christie through the diabetes online community (DOC) shortly after my diagnosis. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes children with diabetes diagnosis story insulin love letter Lows Lancets and Love Letters Omnipod parent and child with diabetes parenting with diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Jumping Right in with Diabetes Tech After Diagnosis
    Daniel is the father of a young son living with type 1 diabetes. His four-year-old son Leo was diagnosed just a year ago. On this episode of the Juicebox Podcast Daniel talks about jumping in headfirst to use diabetes technology — an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor — to manage his son’s diabetes. Listen […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes children with diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) insulin insulin pumps podcast
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Diagnosis] A Caregiver’s Journey to Pump Therapy Part 1: My Daughter’s Diabetes Diagnosis
    “ A Caregiver’s Journey to Pump Therapy Part 1: My Daughter’s Diabetes Diagnosis ” originally appeared on Insulet’s Omnipod Suite D blog, now called Podder Talk. Our daughter’s diagnosis story, I have found, is fairly typical for that of young children also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Our daughter’s diagnosis story, I have found, is fairly typical for that of young children also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Diagnosis Freelance Insulin Pump
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Food Is Not My Enemy Anymore
    Fast forward a year from diagnosis. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 11. Just before that, I remember slowly enjoying each meal. I’d stop eating when full. I started out having a healthy relationship to food. Diabetes challenged that. My blood sugar levels were high more often than not and food became […]. Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes discipline Dr. Richard K. Bernstein eating disorders low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) self-care
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Becoming a Type 1 Parent: Two Mothers’ Stories
    The diagnosis of type 1 diabetes comes for many families like a bolt from the blue: in the blink of an eye, everything about the family’s previous existence changes, and life never returns to what it was like before a child or teen was diagnosed with the lifelong condition. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes children with diabetes Dexcom diabetes at school diabetes diagnosis fear insulin joslin Joslin Diabetes Center Lantus type 1 diabetic parent work
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Type 1 Diabetes and Ulcerative Colitis
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c autoimmune disease colonoscopy diagnosis exercise insulin reflections ulcerative colitisI’m actually writing this introduction a few months after I began this blog post. It’s been a fairly tough time of it, as you’ll read on in a minute. The beginning is fairly difficult, very down and negative and unlike most of what I write on here but I wanted to be honest. To […].
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Diabetes compromises the immune system: Study finds diabetics face.
    As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of St George's London pooled data from 102,493 English primary care patients aged 40 to 89 years old who had a diabetes diagnosis since 2008 A recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care revealed that patients with diabetes were at an increased risk of severe infections and infection-related death compared with the general public.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Top 3 Tips to Prevent or Deal with Diabetes Denial
    When you first receive a diagnosis of a chronic, incurable disease like diabetes, and you’re told that you have to make a host of drastic changes to your diet and lifestyle, you may go through a grieving […]. Denial Is Natural & Understandable Denial is a natural coping mechanism, and it’s part of the grieving process.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Five Young Diabetes Advocates to Watch
    He was desperate for an activity to take his mind off the stress and fear of a new diagnosis. On December 9, 2017, an 11-year old with Type 1 diabetes set a world record when he became the youngest person to cross America on foot. Noah Barnes trekked 4,240 miles– from Key West, FL to Blaine, WA– to draw attention to diabetes and fundraise for a cure.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Health department to host diabetes testing
    In an effort to get an early diagnosis of diabetes, the Bartholomew County Health Department will be administering blood sugar tests on two separate days. Both tests will be provided by appointment only the mornings of Feb. 13 and Feb. 27 at the department's nursing division, located at 2675 Foxpointe Drive, Suite B. The A1C blood sugar screenings is used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes, or gauge how well a diabetic is managing his or her condition
  • THE DIABETIC'S CORNER BOOTH  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Happy 39th Birthday To Me + Spare a Rose 2018
    Who would've guessed, way back decades ago following my diagnosis??? Hello, 39. The final year of my 30s begins. before that big milestone birthday that has been creeping ever more closely. Now here we are. And in just over a month, that diaversary time will also be here once again. Amazingly, I look back over the years and find the Diabetes Online Community (our beloved #DOC) has certainly been one of the highlights -- in the context of diabetes, of course.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
    [Diagnosis] New Diabetes Charity Will Offer Rx Assistance and More
    In 2012, one year after Antavia’s diagnosis at sixteen years of age, her sister, Antanique, was diagnosed. At this event, they shared basic information about the risks and symptoms of the disease to prepare individuals in case of diagnosis. A diagnosis is “shocking for people untouched by diabetes. Earlier this month, we reported on two Ohio parents who are doing amazing things in the wake of tragedy.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018
    [Diagnosis] 5 aspects of diabetes assessment to remember
    percent of those individuals have never received an official diagnosis In the United States, approximately 30 million people have diabetes. However, 23.8
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Graphic Diabetes: Comics of Life with Type 1 Diabetes
    Nomi Kane is the author of Sugar Baby , a short graphic memoir about her childhood after a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. In the last few decades, there has been an explosion of patient narratives within the public sphere.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Diagnosis] What if Diabetes Care Providers Still Made House Calls?
    Think back to the first days and weeks after a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. As a result, she explained, these students had been living with elevated blood sugars for more than a decade, depending on the age of diagnosis. According to a 2016 UK study, nearly all parents feel overwhelmed, confused, and in need of more emotional and clinical support in those first weeks after a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis; but many do not reach out for needed help.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Living With Diabetes in Honduras
    Many still think people have acquired diabetes from eating too much sugar, even after I tell them my age of diagnosis. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” These were the words of William Shakespeare, and I have found them to be very true in my own life. I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1989 at two years of age. It was very scary for my whole family, since at that time, very little was known about diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018
    [Diagnosis] A Positive Approach to Treating Diabetes
    Getting a diagnosis of diabetes can be pretty depressing. Then we’re usually given a lot of admonitions about things we can’t do. Don’t eat this. Don’t eat that. Don’t eat too much of anything. Don’t drive without testing first. Don’t sit down and read a book when you could be walking on a treadmill. And the list goes on. […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Deanna Paolantonio: Being Active with Diabetes
    Deanna Paolantonio had just completed a master’s degree in dance when she became tired and “super thirsty,” eventually leading to her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes. Get Moving Type 1 Diabetes dance diagnosis exercise podcast zumbaDeanna had to figure out how to make diabetes fit into her life of dance and fitness. She talks about finding a nurse who didn’t hold her back, telling […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Thriving With Type 1 Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes acceptance diabetes emotions diabetes journey diabetes management diagnosis emotional baggage exercise inspiration insulin insulin pumps JDRF By Meghan Higgins Five years ago I didn’t actually think I would be thriving with diabetes. Maybe right when I was diagnosed, but only because I saw people like Halle Berry and Nick Jonas and thought, “If these celebrities can manage it, I can definitely do it.”
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Dear Slate: The Real Cultural “Myth” of Insulin’s Discovery is the Overstated Effects of the Drug
    The tagline for the documentary is this: “A hundred years ago, a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes meant certain death for children. As the Editor of Insulin Nation and the mother of a young child with Type 1 diabetes, I was very encouraged to come across Slate’s short documentary on “Dr. Banting’s Miracle Drug,” published on January 4, 2018. This makes the publication’s second story on diabetes in a two-week period. (At
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Newly Diagnosed T1D in Your Family? A Letter for You!
    If the diagnosis of diabetes has entered your household and you feel as if the world has completely come undone, I would like to share a little of a journey that is now just over 25 years long. Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis family of person with diabetes letter supportDear Newly Diagnosed Family with T1D, Welcome. I’m sorry, but welcome.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Diagnosis] The Days I Now Live for as a Type 1 Diabetic
    I love days like World Diabetes Day and seeing so many inspiring stories ranging from diagnosis to what diabetics all over the world are doing alongside their condition. (These are reflections about World Diabetes Day, which was on November 14th.) Almost every type 1 diabetic’s initial story is similar, but yet so different. Everyone I […].
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018
    [Diagnosis] Diabetes Book Reading Challenge | January 2018
    She tells audiences of her journey from diagnosis to the Miss America stage, and spreads her message of overcoming adversity, as well as loving the things that make us unique, rather than hiding the things that make us different. The Insulin Express: One Backpack, Five Continents, and the Diabetes Diagnosis That Changed Everything. At a local clinic, a doctor gives him a diagnosis that will change his life forever: “I’m sorry to tell you, my friend, that you are a diabetic.”.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
    [Diagnosis] The Magic of Diabetes
    In the ER, a man in a white coat would confirm the diagnosis that I had seen on the screen. There was that magical blue box. Out of it came needles, a strange machine that caused bleeding to occur, and a little device that displayed numbers. I would sit across from my grandfather as he meticulously took out each piece from the blue box and laid it on a paper towel in front of him. Wide-eyed, I watched as a little dot of blood pooled on his fingertip.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Diabetes’ Blessings
    Here are a few of the wonders that I have discerned since my child’s T1D diagnosis nearly three years ago. It’s the time of year for counting blessings and expressing gratitude. In this spirit, I’ve been thinking about the gifts of caring for a child with diabetes. There was a time when such a notion would have seemed preposterous; but over the years, I’ve come to appreciate that the disease, while terrible, can also be full of wonders.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Why is “Diabetic” Still a Dirty Word?
    In this piece, I quoted Justice Sonya Sotomayor, who has written for the public about achieving big things despite a childhood diagnosis of diabetes: “I don’t know if they still give [children with diabetes] a list of professions they can’t aspire to, but I’m proud to offer living proof that big dreams are not out of bounds.”. We recently published our annual Naughty or Nice list , in which we identified some of the top T1D newsmakers in 2017.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dr. Eric Johnson, T1D: Practicing Medicine with Type 1 Diabetes
    A few weeks ago, the Juicebox Podcast’s host Scott talked with Dr. Jessica Lloyd about her diagnosis of diabetes during medical school. This week he chats with Dr. Eric Johnson about his type 1 diabetes diagnosis a couple of months after he finished medical school 27 years ago. General Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes diagnosis diabetes management doctor NPH and regular insulin podcast
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dear Media: The Way You Talk About Diabetes is Problematic
    Children are often stigmatized by a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes and can feel a wrenching sense of guilt. My son Peter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2013, just a few days short of his third birthday. Our family was caught completely by surprise. We knew very little about diabetes. I still remember the first question I asked my wife when she broke the news: Does he have Type 1 or Type 2? sponsor. Looking back over four years of experience, that question seems very naive.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Diabetic Ketoacidosis – its Causes and its Treatments
    Go to the emergency room and tell the triage nurse about your diabetes diagnosis, your high blood sugar, your vomiting, and possible ketoacidosis. Certified diabetes educator Becky Wells recently retired from working with a diabetes self-management education program at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. She provides advice on diabetes for Insulin Nation. Question: What is diabetic ketoacidosis and how can I prevent it?
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Diagnosis] D-Kid Interviews IndyCar Driver Charlie Kimball
    Read about his diagnosis, what he does when he goes low during a race, and what it’s like to be an Indy driver with diabetes. Since his diagnosis 10 years ago, he has continued to race at higher levels while working to increase diabetes awareness and education. Summary: Charlie Kimball is an IndyCar racer who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 22. I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about racing and diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dear Diagnosis: Brendan’s Letter to Himself
    Dear Diagnosis Me, It’s been 12 years now, about to be 13 in a couple months. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c Dear Diagnosis diabetes at school diabetes burnout diabetes diagnosis diabetes journey diabetes management insulin insulin pumps Lantus letter Medtronic neuropathy NovoLog reflectionI’m about to narrate your life for you and get you up to speed on what life will be at 21 years old. I hope it scares you.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Could you have diabetes and not know it?
    If you believe you are at risk of diabetes, only a doctor can give you a full diagnosis According to the American Diabetes Association, "Prediabetes and early stages of type 2 diabetes often do not cause any symptoms, so don't wait to make an appointment with your doctor."
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Listen: Getting Diagnosed During Medical School
    She talks about the three stages of development of type 1 diabetes and her eventual diagnosis with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults […]. Type 1 Diabetes A1c diabetes diagnosis Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) podcastIn this episode of the Juicebox Podcast, Scott talks with Dr. Jessica Lloyd. Jessica was diagnosed during her medical residency by a fluke. Her A1c was a little elevated during routine blood work.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Is Diabetes Normal?
    Since the day of my diagnosis, the notion of diabetes being “normal” has been drummed into me. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes denial Diabetes Online Community (DOC) diagnosis feelings insulinI can still remember my father reassuring me that although I would be stuck with diabetes forever, I would still live a completely normal life. The treatments have come so far. There will definitely be a cure in […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dear Diagnosis: Anna’s Letter to Herself
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Dear Diagnosis diagnosis letterDear Anna, I know despite the brave front you are exhibiting, you are really scared and overwhelmed. Nurses keep giving you scary information – Don’t eat that! You’ll lose a toe, or worse, your entire foot! You’ll go blind! You can’t have kids! Diabetes is going to affect every aspect of your life. It will […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dear Diagnosis: Allison’s Letter to Herself
    Dear Diagnosis, I know that right now, sitting on the cold, hard table at the doctor’s office with trembling hands trying to figure how to puncture your fingertip seems like the end of the world. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Dear Diagnosis diabetes diagnosis diabetes journey insulin letter
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Listen: Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease on the Same Day
    ” Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes celiac disease children with diabetes diabetes diagnosis podcastTalk about a double whammy, Sam’s daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease on the very same day. Sam talks with Scott on this episode of the Juicebox Podcast about her daughter’s diagnoses, homeschooling, and why she’s a “cracker meanie.”
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dear Diagnosis: Quinn’s Letter to Herself
    Dear Diagnosis, At first, it might seem like the world is ending, like nothing will ever be the same again, but you are still a kid and you can do anything you set your mind to. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes children with diabetes Dear Diagnosis diabetes diagnosis insulin insulin pumps letterPlus, shots aren’t that bad, an insulin pump is even better. Diabetes doesn’t keep you from making friends at […].
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Slightly elevated blood sugar not tied to higher risk of heart attack
    For people who already have cardiovascular problems, having high blood sugar below the cutoff for diabetes diagnosis doesn't raise the risk of potentially fatal heart "events," a recent study suggests. Diabetes has long been linked to an increased risk of coronary artery disease as well as higher odds of heart attacks, cardiac arrest and what's known as unstable angina, when plaque in the arteries ruptures and blocks the blood supply to the heart
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Diabetes Daily Turns 12!
    It Started with a Diagnosis Diabetes Daily […]. Today is Diabetes Daily’s 12th birthday! I like to use my birthday as a time to reflect — and so I wanted to take a moment today to share a few thoughts on Diabetes Daily, where we have been, who we are now and where we are headed. General Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes google insulin U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Partnership hopes to make progress on pancreatic cancer with research network
    Despite having surgery to remove a large tumour on his pancreas, followed by rounds of chemotherapy, Rabishaw died last month at age 57, just nine months after his diagnosis Kevin Rabishaw had the classic signs - persistent back and abdominal pain, sudden onset of diabetes and pronounced weight loss - but as too often happens with pancreatic cancer, his symptoms weren't diagnosed early enough to make a difference.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dear Diagnosis: Frank’s Letter to Himself
    Dear Frank, If you’re reading this, then I can only assume that you’re coming to terms with a new diabetes diagnosis. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Dear Diagnosis diabetes diagnosis diabetes journey letter reflectionI know that right now, you’re probably just happy to be feeling well again. You’re reluctant to show any visible signs of your condition, convinced that diabetes hasn’t changed you. But it has. Diabetes […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Diagnosis] You’ve Got This: A Guide for Young Adults Diagnosed with Type One Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes college College Diabetes Network (CDN) diabetes diagnosis supportIf you are a college student living with type 1 diabetes, a young adult that has just been diagnosed, or a parent of a college-age T1D, the College Diabetes Network (CDN) has three programs this November that are of particular interest. It’s definitely a transition to go away to college and be responsible for your […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Diagnosis] How People with Type 1 Handle Holiday Eating
    We asked whether those with Type 1 still go/went trick-or-treating after diagnosis, and got a resounding “YES.”. Recently, we asked readers about how they handled blood sugar management during the holiday season. We received 118 responses, and tallied up the (unscientific) results. Here’s how people answered. 87% – Yes. 12% – No. We asked what holiday was the toughest for blood sugar management. Thanksgiving took first place by a neck. 39% – Thanksgiving.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Life For A Child: 1,000 Donor Campaign
    In some parts of the world, a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes is a death sentence. Just $1 a day will ensure a child has access to the life-saving insulin they need to survive. 1,000 donors will help 1,000 young people in need. But it doesn’t have to be. Not only are diabetes management tools, […]. Type 1 Diabetes charity children with diabetes insulin International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Life for a Child
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Diagnosis] D-Kid Interviews Country Singer RaeLynn
    My high blood sugar level combined with my other symptoms of frequent urination and weight loss, as well as other blood tests confirmed the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Since her diagnosis, she has worked hard to manage her diabetes by watching her diet, exercising and checking her blood sugar regularly. RaeLynn is grateful her diagnosis has taught her how to live a healthy lifestyle.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
    [Diagnosis] 25 Years Ago My Life Changed Because of Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes anniversary (diaversary) diabetes diagnosis insulin insulin pumps25 years ago today I was a 17-year-old senior in high school, looking forward to a road trip to East Texas with my mom and some family members. My biggest concern at the time was normal high school drama and preparing for college. 25 years ago today I could eat and drink whatever I wanted […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dear Diagnosis: Stephen’s Letter to Himself
    Life with Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c Dear Diagnosis diabetes awareness month diabetes burnout Diabetes Online Community (DOC) letter reflectionHello Stephen… it’s me, Stephen. 21 years later. Now that some time has passed, I thought it would be cool to send a letter back into the time machine. I hope this note helps you navigate the next couple of decades. When you were diagnosed, you were told that you would need to give yourself […].
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] This mom lost 79 pounds and reversed her type 2 diabetes diagnosis
    A few years ago, Rachel Woodrow got a Wii console with Wii Fit. As she set it up, it weighed her and she was shocked by the number: 218 pounds
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Patti LaBelle talks diabetes diagnosis: I need to change 'my way of living'
    When Patti LaBelle was diagnosed with diabetes more than 22 years ago, it changed her entire way of life. Now during National Diabetes Awareness Month the Grammy-winning icon is spreading advice for those struggling with the disease
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Not All Beta Cells are Destroyed in Type 1 Diabetes
    She says that since it takes several years after diagnosis for most beta cells to be destroyed, there is a window of time even after diagnosis for this treatment to work. Bonner-Weir is a Senior Investigator in the Section on Islet Transplantation and Cell Biology at Joslin and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. For a long time, doctors thought that the onset of type 1 destroyed all beta cells.
  • COUNTRY GIRL DIABETIC  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Diagnosis] One Year
    That evening, I prepared for my endoscopy to confirm my diagnosis of Celiac Disease. One year ago today, my life changed. In doing that, I ate my last meal that included gluten. It was a dinner from a restaurant. My mom had come down to be with me for the procedure, so we ordered out and brought it home to eat. Life changed a year ago. I knew it was coming. I'd gotten a chance to "last chance". celiac diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dear Diagnosis: Sysy’s Letter to Herself
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes advice Dear Diagnosis diabetes self-management Dr. Richard K. Dear Sysy, I know you’re only 11 but I also know you feel much older so you can grasp what I’m about to tell you. Now that you have type 1 diabetes, I want you to know that you have the power to manage this disease. No, it won’t be easy, but nothing worthwhile is. […]. Bernstein newly diagnosed
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Weathering Hurricane Harvey with Type 1 Diabetes
    Before Ryan’s diagnosis, Wright had noticed he was nursing more often and had an insatiable appetite; then she noticed his breath was sweet; finally, one morning, he was lethargic. When I speak with LaQuishe Wright, she and her two sons are living in a hotel room. During the course of our conversation, Wright, the mother of a child with Type 1 diabetes, laments less the loss of her house in Katy, Texas to Hurricane Harvey than she does the loss of her son’s diabetes supplies.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Listen: Getting Diagnosed With Diabetes in College
    In this episode of the Juicebox Podcast, Scott chats with Audra about her diagnosis, what she wishes she had done differently, and her recent low blood sugars. Type 1 Diabetes college diagnosis story low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) podcast weddingsCan you imagine getting diagnosed with type 1 diabetes while in college and planning a wedding at the same time?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dear Diagnosis: Ashley’s Letter to Herself
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Dear Diagnosis diagnosis exercise insulin letter reflectionDear Type 1 Diabetes, Wow… I can’t believe it’s been 30 years. Well, first I can’t believe I’m 31 almost 32, because I feel 25-ish. Secondly, is it weird to say I don’t know what I’d do without you? I don’t remember life when you weren’t by my side, attacking me everyday, throwing curve balls, […].
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Living with diabetes? You have the right to information and support
    With a staggering 1 in 10 women living with diabetes, the 2017 campaign will promote the: *importance of affordable and equitable access to the essential diabetes treatments and technologies for all women at risk for or living with diabetes The successful management of a chronic condition such as diabetes is largely dependent on conscientious daily self-care, but for many, particularly at diagnosis, diabetes can feel overwhelming
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dear Diagnosis: Riva’s Letter to Herself
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes advice Dear Diagnosis diabetes diagnosis insulin letter low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia Dear Riva, It’s okay, really. You can breathe. Yes, you were just told that you had an illness you never heard of and it will take five or ten years to find a cure! Laugh!!! Nope, we still got it, but I guarantee you, it will be okay. Actually some good things will come of […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
    [Diagnosis] The T1D-Warrior Label Oversimplifies Life with Type 1
    After all, my daughter’s diagnosis upended her life and ours. Opinion. If you or a loved one is living with diabetes, you’ve probably encountered the “warrior” character. The warrior character, like the “survivor” in breast cancer circles, is a hero, rather than a victim. He or she conquers the disease, battling high and low blood sugars and other challenges on a daily basis. sponsor. In the diabetes community, “T1D Warrior” blogs and t-shirts abound.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
    [Diagnosis] My Advice to Those Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes
    I took the reigns very early in my diagnosis because I wanted control. This was adapted by our editor from a longer essay. To those recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, I have two pieces of advice: don’t be hard on yourself and let go of perfection. I spent the majority of my childhood believing I was in control of my condition, that nothing except me was the driving factor on the path to “perfectly” managing my diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Listen: Bolus & Barbells, A New T1D Community Founded by Strongman Rodney Miller
    Rodney Miller, founder of Bolus and Barbells, shares his story about his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes, what motivated him to get in shape and start […]. If you have ever asked yourself if there is anything that people with diabetes can’t do, this is a great episode of the Diabetes Connections podcast to listen to. General Bolus & Barbells diabetes conference fitness podcast powerlifting Rodney Miller
  • FOODFOOD BODYBODY  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Taking Inventory
    It helped me lift up from my first diabetes diagnosis in 2008, and I believe it can help me again now. It’s humbling to do this. But I realize it’s the only way. I’ve strayed far from the path I was on just a few years ago. I think that after my neck injury and surgery in 2013, I never really got solid after that. That injury was a big blow to my body as well as my self-image.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Can Catching the Flu Cause Type 1 Diabetes?
    Many a type 1 diabetes diagnosis occurs right after the flu or other big virus or illness. This leads some to believe that the flu or other illness caused their diabetes. While those are good powers of observation, it’s not accurate. To help us better understand, Dr. Stephen Ponder, a fellow person living with type […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes beta cells cause of diabetes flu season illness insulin type 1 diabetes
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
    [Diagnosis] My Seatmate Thought Type 1 Diabetes Was Contagious
    It unflinchingly chronicles her process to accepting her diagnosis at the age of 10. In this condensed excerpt from her memoir, she discusses how difficult it was to return back to school after her diagnosis, especially when confronted with diabetes ignorance. Diabetes activist Quinn Nystrom has written a memoir called If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes?
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Failure of doctors to recognize diabetes subtype puts patients' health at risk
    In the first ever study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey, examined the primary care records of more than 2 million people, assessing the frequency of different types of diabetes and the accuracy of diagnosis The health of people with diabetes is being put at risk due to the failure of doctors to recognize which type of diabetes they have, a new study in the journal Diabetes Care reports.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
    [Diagnosis] FG, Novo Nordisk team up against diabetes
    A CAMPAIGN for access to free diabetes screening, and diagnosis with referral services for low income earners in Lagos was launched recently by Novo Nordisk, a Danish company. WORKSHOP: From left; General Manager, Middle Africa, Novo Nordisk Mr. Venkat Kalyan; Consultant Endocrinologist, College of Medicine, Univeristy of Lagos, Prof
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Diabetes still on rise, but new study suggests major progress in screening, diagnosis
    A study that compared total US diabetes diagnoses over a 26-year period found that while the prevalence nearly doubled, from 5.5 to 10.8 percent, the proportion of missed cases of diabetes dropped significantly during the same period, from 16.3 to 10.9 percent
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Here are the Common Type 1-Related Digestive Issues
    Some of these issues may arise from frequent fluctuations in blood glucose levels that come with a diabetes diagnosis, while others may be related to the very medications that help with blood glucose regulation. Treating GI issues can be a complicated process that requires some trial and error to determine the right diagnosis and the most effective treatment. People with Type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of gastrointestinal problems than the average population.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dipping My Toe in the Advocacy Pool
    I spent most of that time trying to blend in, not bringing attention to my diabetes (from diagnosis at age 9 all the way through my early 20’s). I’ve had diabetes for almost 24 years. Starting my blog almost 5 years ago was a huge step in sharing my diabetes with others. Thanks to blogging, […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Listen: The Mom With Two Kids With Type One Diabetes
    Listen to how she made the second diagnosis on her own and how her daughter Annie reacted to having diabetes like her brother Jake. Type 1 Diabetes children with diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) diagnosis parenting podcastIn this episode of the Juicebox Podcast, Scott talks with Jen who is a mother to four kids. Two of her kids have type 1 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Diagnosis] The First Time My Mom Tested My Blood Sugar
    shock of her diagnosis to be a motivational speaker and diabetes activist. sponsor. Diabetes activist Quinn Nystrom has written a memoir called If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes? In it, she discusses how she was the second child in her family to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. In this condensed excerpt, Quinn shares what it was like when her mother identified she had uncontrolled high blood sugars. The buffet of takeout pizza and sheet cake upset my stomach.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Metformin Might Cut Risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s
    In the final study , 6,046 patients receiving treatment were followed from diagnosis until death or the conclusion of the study. That rate plummeted for metformin users – those on metformin for two to four years had a diagnosis rate of just 1.30 per 100, and those taking it for four years or more had a diagnosis rate of just.49
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Diagnosis] What is Metformin?
    It is considered a generally safe and effective drug for lowering blood sugar levels, and it’s one of the first diabetes medications prescribed after diagnosis. A drug prescription can come with a lot of questions. With our “Know Your Drugs” series, we provide you with a snapshot of the different diabetes drugs on the market, and links to additional information. Metformin is currently the most popular drug prescribed for those with Type 2 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Diagnosis] A Glimpse Into Your Next Retinopathy Exam
    It doesn’t matter, really, what your exact diabetes diagnosis is – if your blood sugar level is elevated and high levels are sustained, you risk the kind of blood vessel and nervous tissue damage that could render you blind. “And, oh, yes, there is one more thing,” my doctor said after he told me I had Type 2 diabetes. You’ll need to get your eyes checked once a year.”.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Sex and Type 2 Diabetes
    Your sex life should not stop with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. Remember that regardless of your diagnosis, you want your partner – and all the people in your life – to love you for who you are. While getting intimate may present challenges, many sexual problems that arise can be treated if caught in time. We’ve decided to discuss five important ideas about sex and diabetes with five great songs about sex, just to keep things interesting. Talk Dirty To Me.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] I was Diagnosed with Type 1 at 28 Years Old
    This diagnosis seemed like a death sentence while I was sitting in the hospital; every decision I made about food felt like life or death. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on September 26, 2015 at 28 years old. This came as a major surprise because I have been pretty healthy my entire life. I grew up on a farm working hard; after college I joined the United States Coast Guard and spent 4 years doing search and rescue and federal law enforcement operations.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Transitions
    With a diagnosis of diabetes, there are many transitions as we figure out medications, dietary changes, as well […]. By Sue Rericha Throughout our lives, we go through many transitions. From infancy to toddlerhood. Then preschool age and school age. Adolescents and teenager. Young adult to independent adult. These transitions are exciting yet scary at times. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes change diabetes management exercise metformin (Glucophage
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Half Full or Half Empty, the Glass is Full of Needles
    Yes, you can do almost anything in life after a Type 1 diagnosis, but there are still some roadblocks in the way, and sometimes you have to adapt. This photo was sent in by Julie Uhey as part of our “Type 1 Diabetes Snapshot” series, along with this poignant paragraph: “This is a photo of my son holding ‘just a few’ of the syringes that administer life-sustaining insulin to him. He was diagnosed at 15 in the middle of water polo season.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Trooper with Type 1 Helps Motorist with Diabetes During Bad Hypo
    Like anyone who has received a Type 1 diagnosis, he has struggled at times to find a silver lining in having such a condition. He says the police force has been very supportive of him as he has shifted to life with Type 1 diabetes, and he has in turn used his diagnosis to educate others on the force about Type 1 diabetes. Dennis Huntley was in trouble, and it wasn’t because of the police lights flashing behind his car.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Listen: Mom of a Four-Year-Old With Type 1 Diabetes Shares Their Story
    Type 1 Diabetes children with diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) diagnosis insulin insulin pumps podcastIn this episode of the Juicebox podcast titled “The Normal Floor,” Scott talks with Kristina whose four-year-old son was diagnosed 18 month ago. You’ll have to listen to the podcast to see why it’s called “The Normal Floor.”
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Diagnosis] “My Son’s Type 1 Diabetes Inspired Me to Lower My Own A1C”
    After his diagnosis, I maintain much better control and I have a lower A1C than in the past. As part of our Type 1 Diabetes Snapshots series, we wanted to share this photo of Erin Wormsley and her son. Both have Type 1 diabetes. She also shared how the two support each other: My son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three years ago when he was three; I also have Type 1 diabetes. He is now six and has adapted to diabetes better than I could have ever imagined.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Diagnosis] “She is the Third Member of our Household to Have Type 1 Diabetes.”
    While a Type 1 diagnosis is never a fortunate thing, she is fortunate to have a family which is already experienced in Type 1 diabetes care. As part of our “Shots of Type 1 Diabetes” series, we want to share photos about a new, member to the Type 1 tribe. Jenna Cote, her mother, sent the photos in with this message: These pictures capture different aspects of the past 10 months since our youngest was diagnosed.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Diagnosis] A Mother and Daughter, Both with Type 1 Diabetes
    We’ve been doing this since her diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes seven years ago; she is 12 now. We’ve been asking for submissions of photos of life with Type 1 diabetes. We received this interesting photo from Stacey Rose, who also shared a snapshot of her family’s story: My daughter and I take this same photo every November for International Diabetes Awareness Day.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Diagnosis] A D-Mom’s Plea About the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill
    Moreover, while premiums cannot be determined by one’s gender, it COULD be determined by just about anything else — my son’s type 1 diabetes, his hydrocephalus, a mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, a father’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis, your daughter’s asthma, you name it. Summary: The Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill will be harmful for people with preexisting conditions such as type 1 diabetes. Contact your senators to tell them to vote no.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Quiz: How Patient Are You About Type 1 Diabetes Ignorance?
    You help humanize Type 1 diabetes by reminding people there is a person behind the diagnosis. For fun, we’ve whipped up a quiz to determine your personality type when it comes to Type 1 diabetes ignorance. Answer the following questions to determine your level of patience in some awkward situations. At Thanksgiving, your aunt slaps your hand when you reach for the stuffing and says, “You can’t eat that.”
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Quiz: How Patient Are You About Type 1 Diabetes Ignorance?
    You help humanize Type 1 diabetes by reminding people there is a person behind the diagnosis. For fun, we’ve whipped up a quiz to determine your personality type when it comes to Type 1 diabetes ignorance. Answer the following questions to determine your level of patience in some awkward situations. At Thanksgiving, your aunt slaps your hand when you reach for the stuffing and says, “You can’t eat that.”
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Billerica woman still driven to help find cure for diabetes
    It certainly wasn't easy, but I don't think I'd be a nurse today if I didn't have a diagnosis of diabetes," Carlson said When she was 9 years old, Tiffany Carlson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease where the pancreas stops producing insulin. "It
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dealing With Emotions: How Diabetes Can Affect Your Mood
    Getting a diagnosis of diabetes adds an emotional weight onto your shoulders which can be challenging to carry day in and day out. Life with Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c blood glucose/sugar level diabetes burnout diabetes emotions emotional baggage emotional health exercise low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) mental health type 2 diabetes diagnosis
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Letter: Utah's delegation is right to support the Special Diabetes Program
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of my son's Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. We quickly learned how to test blood sugar, count carbohydrates, inject insulin and other lifesaving tips that would become our new normal
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Can Coffee or Tea Extend Survival With Diabetes?
    A diagnosis of diabetes comes with a long list of "don'ts." But new research suggests that coffee and tea probably shouldn't be off-limits because each may help prevent an early death
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Why Do I Keep Fighting for Diabetes Awareness?
    This is the question I asked myself as I looked at the many attendees at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting who stopped in to the presentation of the incredibly knowledgeable Susan Weiner and myself at our missed diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) diabetes advocacy diagnosis Medtronic misdiagnosis motivation
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Cognitive behavioral therapy not the solution to long-term weight loss in people with diabetes
    According to the International Diabetes Federation , 80% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese at the time of diagnosis Cognitive behavioural group therapy is no better than standard care at preventing weight regain after dieting in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Trying to Stay on the Ice with Type 1 Diabetes
    With the diagnosis, I finally understood why I could barely skate down the ice without getting tired and why I was always so thirsty. At 11 years old, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in the middle of hockey tryouts. After starting insulin therapy, I was happy to get back on the ice. I had to learn how exercise affects my blood sugar and how to time my meals and snacks perfectly.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Type 1 Diabetes Can Wear You Down
    Within a year of my diagnosis, my mother joined the Alaska chapter of the American Diabetes Association and was on the Board of Directors for the next six years. Editor’s note: We strive to provide a complete picture of life with Type 1 diabetes. While we love sharing inspirational stories, we want to make sure to acknowledge the difficulties of managing a chronic condition over decades. Aaron D. Johnson sent us this honest account, and we thank him for it.
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