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Scott Coulter is a Philadelphia-based therapist and musician. Since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 15, he has had a strong desire to share the knowledge he’s gained in both his personal and professional lives to help others living with diabetes. In his role as a therapist, Scott has worked with individuals and families struggling to face the challenges that come with a chronic medical condition. And as a musician, Scott has spent a good deal of time on the road, learning to manage his diabetes while living off gas station breakfasts and working until 3 AM every night. Away from work, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and four cats, catching up on the latest episode of Breaking Bad, and taking time to write.
None of us take this journey alone. We might be the only ones checking our blood sugar, taking our insulin, struggling with our complications, but we’re not alone in our journeys. No human being is truly alone. We are always part of one another’s lives…
Spring is here. It has been a looong, cold, and snowy winter. I’m usually a big fan of winter — I love snowstorms, they make me feel like a kid again. But this year was a little much even for me. So it’s nice to hear the birds chirping and feel the air warming…
I think the overriding theme of this week is “making do when things aren’t perfect.” Now, diabetes is never perfect. That doesn’t mean we can’t manage it well, of course. Little fluctuations won’t sink the ship. But even on the best days, diabetes throws a little UNpredictability our way…
When I was in high school, I struggled with a feeling of being weak. In particular, I really felt that having diabetes made me biologically “unfit,” unable to survive without assistance, sickly, and overly dependent on outside help…
It’s amazing how easy it is for us to deny ourselves the credit we deserve. I’m horrible about this! I shame myself so easily, it’s ridiculous. And I’m far too hard on myself MOST of the time. I’ve always known this, and yet continue to do it more often than I want to admit (pardon me while I shame myself over my bad habit of shaming myself…)
That’s not a typo you read. I want to talk about the problem with how we talk about the problems with Obamacare. I know this is a topic not directly tied to diabetes, but health insurance, and our rather precarious health-care system, certainly has a LARGE impact on all of us living with this preexisting condition…
Most of you have probably never heard of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Heck, the computer just underlined “Naropa” to inform me I misspelled something! But it’s a real place. It’s where my mother taught for many years, and where I spent a lot of time as a youngster. It’s a wonderful place, founded in the mid-70’s by a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and former monk…
Diabetes is a management disease. It involves a lot of daily monitoring, a lot of analyzing trends and patterns, and a lot of number-crunching. Information is the name of the game for us Diabetians. And we live in an age where the ease of obtaining that information in real-time is vastly easier than it was 20–30 years ago…
I didn’t really want to write a blog entry this week. It’s been a long week, I’m tired, and I’m not in the mood to think about diabetes right now. Nevertheless, I’m sitting down in front of my computer giving it my best shot. That’s how it is, living with diabetes…
I’m a huge Denver Broncos fan…anyone who saw the massacre that was Super Bowl 48 can guess how I’m feeling this week…
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