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The Importance of Language in Diabetes Care

The Importance of Language in Diabetes Care

It’s imperative for health care professionals to understand the nuances of language. The goal is to use language that is neutral, nonjudgmental, and based on facts, actions, or biology…

Grateful for Life

Grateful for Life

I want to be grateful for my body in honor of my friend. Grateful for the ability to inject myself with insulin. Grateful for the ability to fight and win…

Diabetes Complications

Diabetes Complications

One day complications might be a part of my plotline, but they will not be the conclusion. They will not be the whole story…

Sick Days Diabetes

Sick Days and Diabetes

Living with diabetes is hard, and when you’re sick, it’s even harder. Learn about sick days and diabetes…

Perimenopause?

Perimenopause?

It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that I’m “middle aged.” I can’t ignore the obvious reminders that I am likely dealing with perimenopause…

Diabetes and Acceptance

Diabetes and Acceptance

I don’t want to blame or punish or battle this body for having diabetes. I want to accept and love this body of mine. At the very least, I want to try…

Managing Blood Sugar Lows

Managing Blood Sugar Lows

I didn’t chose to have diabetes, but I can choose how I live with it. Part of this responsibility is avoiding low blood sugars…

Diabetes and a Vegan Diet

Diabetes and a Vegan Diet

I think I’ve learned through my husband’s exploration that I don’t have to be so restricted in the way I think about food…

Team Bike Beyond

Team Bike Beyond

Sierra Sandison’s physical strength is being put to the test this summer as she bikes across the country with Team Bike Beyond…

Diabetes and Hunger Games

Diabetes and Hunger Games

As a woman with Type 1 diabetes, I don’t trust my body when it comes to hunger. If you have diabetes, you’ll know what I’m talking about…

Letter to a Type 1 Mom

Letter to a Type 1 Mom

As a woman with Type 1 diabetes, I’m often asked for advice from moms who have teenage daughters with Type 1…

Dream Doctor

Dream Doctor

I will continue to search for my ideal endocrinologist. In case he or she is out there reading this, here’s my dream doctor…

Diabetes and Reasons for Running

Diabetes and Reasons for Running

Maybe that’s my reason for running. To drown out the self-doubt. To prove to myself and others that Type 1 diabetes is an added challenge, not a roadblock…

Friends With Diabetes

Friends With Diabetes

Even after decades of living with the condition, new ideas and advice from friends with diabetes can sometimes make all the difference…

Diabetes and God

Diabetes and God

I remember when I was diagnosed hearing things like: “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle” and wondering why God thought I could handle diabetes…

Travel With Diabetes

A White Christmas With Diabetes

While I believe that diabetes should not hold anyone back from whatever adventure appeals to them, the truth is that travel with diabetes is a challenge…

Diabetes and Thanksgiving

Diabetes and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my least favorite holiday. As a woman with diabetes, I am resentful of a holiday that’s centered on food…

Diabetes Alert Dogs

Diabetes Alert Dogs

We all want someone who has our back, and for some people with diabetes, that someone is a diabetes alert dog…

Diabetes and Your Period

Diabetes and Your Period

In a 2003 study, women with Type 1 diabetes were shown to have more menstrual problems before age 30 years than their peers without diabetes…

Team Novo Nordisk

Team Novo Nordisk

I’ve decided to write about athletes with diabetes. People who push their bodies to perform at a professional level. The perfect place to begin is Team Novo Nordisk…

Diabetes Stories

Diabetes Stories

As we sat on the deck overlooking the lake, Dad told the story of my younger sister’s diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes in 1985…

Diabetes and Diet: My Own Shelf

Diabetes and Diet: My Own Shelf

The reality is that when you’re sharing a house with 16 people and you have diabetes, you might have to find a shelf of your own, and that’s OK…

Diabetes and Diet

Diabetes and Diet

It occurred to me that I’ve been saying no to certain foods for most of my life. I’ve been on a diabetes diet since I was 14 years old…

Diabetes and Depression: Recovery

Diabetes and Depression: Recovery

I’d been trying so hard to keep my head above the water that when the doctor handed me the prescription for antidepressants, it felt like a life jacket…

Running and Diabetes

Running and Diabetes

I might have a bruise on my arm from an injection, and a pocket full of glucose tabs, but I am strong and graceful. I am a runner…

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