Get tips and insights from health-care professionals and people with diabetes, share your thoughts, and ask questions on our blog.
- Tara Dairman
- Katharine Davis
- Maryam Elarbi
- Joe Eldridge
- Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
- Eric Lagergren
- Mark Marino
- Joe Nelson
- Andy Stuckey
- Alternative Medicine/ Complementary Therapies
- Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Dental Health
- Diabetes News
- Diabetes Research
- Diabetic Complications
- Emotional Health
- Eyes & Vision
- Foot Care
- General Diabetes & Health Issues
- Heart Health
- High Blood Glucose
- Insulin & Other Injected Drugs
- Kids & Diabetes
- Living With Diabetes
- Low Blood Glucose
- Men's Health
- Money Matters
- Nutrition & Meal Planning
- Oral Medicines
- Sexual Health
- Tools & Technology
- Traveling With Diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Weight Loss
- What We're Reading
- Women's Health
Sign up for our weekly e-mail newsletter and receive a FREE GIFT! Enter your e-mail below.
Maryam Elarbi is an 18-year-old freshman in college who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 10. Eight months after her diagnosis, Maryam’s family began attending the “Children With Diabetes” conferences, which changed their entire view on Type 1 and how to cope with it. Over the past eight years, Maryam has been actively involved in advocating for people with Type 1 through these conferences, as well as fund-raising for diabetes research through JDRF’s annual “Walk to Cure Diabetes.” In her spare time, Maryam enjoys reading (especially works by Jane Austen and Kurt Vonnegut), writing, spending time in the beautiful city of Philadelphia, and defeating her brothers in the new “Dance Central 2″ game.
Because we are Muslim, every year for one month my family observes the fast for Ramadan. Fasting occurs from dawn until sunset; any time before and after we can eat as normal. I’ve been fasting for the month for as long as I can remember…
I’ve had diabetes longer than any of the kids in my group have been alive. I know that 9 going on 10 years isn’t THAT long, but I can honestly say it made me feel old. Growing up is such a fickle experience. One minute all you want is to get older, and the next you realize time is flying by faster than you can keep up…
There are moments in our lives that become the most important, and for me one such moment was back in 2007 at the Friends for Life (FFL) conference being held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. I’ve thought about writing this post for quite some time, but because it’s so personal I really wanted to wait for the right moment to do so…
I spend a lot of my time talking about diabetes from my point of view or from the point of view of other people I know who have diabetes. Not that that’s at all unexpected or out of the ordinary, but I wanted to take this post to write about the siblings of those who have diabetes…
About a year and a half ago I attended a Children with Diabetes (CWD) conference in Marco Island, Florida, where there was a session held by someone from JDRF regarding the potential for a cure and what a cure might actually look like. I could tell from the start of the session that it wasn’t going to be one I particularly enjoyed…
For five days in June, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) conference was held in my beautiful city, Philadelphia. I checked out the scene and gathered some interesting stuff to write about…
We all have at least one song that really gets us going. A song that comes on and gets you so pumped, so motivated, to just… GO! For me, that song is “I Can’t Stop” by Flux Pavilion. I use the same mentality when it comes to diabetes. I can’t stop. (Literally…)
This past Thursday I saw an amazing documentary in Philadelphia with my mom, cousin, and two of my friends, called Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World. In all, it was a really fantastic night…aside from my uncooperative blood sugars…
Disclaimer of Medical Advice: You understand that the blog posts and comments to such blog posts (whether posted by us, our agents or bloggers, or by users) do not constitute medical advice or recommendation of any kind, and you should not rely on any information contained in such posts or comments to replace consultations with your qualified health care professionals to meet your individual needs. The opinions and other information contained in the blog posts and comments do not reflect the opinions or positions of the Site Proprietor.
The Problem With the Problems With Obamacare
Diabetes or Weight — Which Comes First?
Many of the diabetes drugs approved for Type 2 diabetes are starting to be tested on people with Type 1, to see if they are helpful when used along with insulin.
Psychologists can help people deal with many challenges, including living with a chronic illness and managing their weight.
Learn more about what can contribute to the development of neuropathy and what can help with symptoms.