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April 2016

5 Worst Things to Consume If You Have Diabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes April 7, 2016 13 Comments

Today is World Health Day and the focus is on diabetes.  Every media outlet in the world is picking up on this health story and twisting it just so, highlighting misconceptions aplenty and feeding the stigma about diabetes.  Messages get muddled and broken down into clickbait headlines that sometimes hurt our community more than they educate. Cueing all the “eat…


Balancing Diabetes: Parenting with Diabetes.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes April 6, 2016 10 Comments

Back in March of 2014, my first book was published by Spry Publishing and it features a number of different voices from the diabetes community.  Today, I’m sharing an excerpt from Balancing Diabetes titled “Parenting with Diabetes,” which dives into the journey of parenting while managing diabetes, with perspectives from friends in the diabetes community.  Thanks to Spry and the diabetes community as…


Guest Post: Diabetes Isn’t Easy, But Acting on Policy Can Be.

Diabetes Advocacy, Healthcare April 5, 2016 No Comments

This morning, Bennet Dunlap is taking over SUM because he has something to say.  Changing health policy has become a project of Bennet’s for personal reasons, and with the help of the diabetes community, he and others are aiming to make a difference.  Today he’s writing about the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition and how it’s aiming to be the “easy…


Voicemail for my Pancreas.

Diabetes and Emotions, Real Life Diabetes April 4, 2016 4 Comments

“Hey, you.  This is awkward.  Voicemail.  I hate voicemail.  But I haven’t heard from you in a while … almost like 30 years now, actually. How the hell have you been?  It’s been busy over here – a lot has happened since second grade.  I finished elementary school.  I learned how to tap dance but the whole baseball thing never really…