Designing for Diabetes: An Interview with Natalie Balmain

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes January 16, 2018 No Comments

Natalie Balmain is a fashion designer from England, and the creative force behind Type 1 Clothing. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 20, and this was ultimately her inspiration behind her debut line, designed to help people manage their multiple daily injections more easily and wear insulin pumps more comfortably. Natalie has raised money for…

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You Know What Doesn’t Suck?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Mental Health, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships January 12, 2018 12 Comments

Bring me your diabetes happies, your small victories, your moments of joy!  What does diabetes bring to your life that doesn’t suck? You know what doesn’t suck?  Being tuned into my body.  I pay close attention to my physical and mental health because diabetes forces me to, but I consider that a good thing.  I see my healthcare team often….

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A (Hair)brush with Disaster

Healthcare, Traveling January 2, 2018 10 Comments

I always assumed it would diabetes that took my eyeballs out.  Never thought it would be a thumbnail and a hairbrush. Seven years ago, my sweet little Bird accidentally stuck her thumb into my right eye and tore off a sliver of my cornea.  The injury has resurfaced a bunch of annoying times and has been a hindrance since.  But…

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