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May 2017

Guest Post: A Note to My Newly-Diagnosed Self

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes May 30, 2017 7 Comments

Today, thanks to a very generous reader named Cathy Fisher, I’m able to host a guest post about being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as an adult in the form of a letter from Cathy, to her newly-diagnosed self.  Cathy was diagnosed November of 2003 at age 18, in her first semester of college. At the time, she was the first diabetic she knew. She…

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Guest Post: What FFL Was Like as a First Timer.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships May 26, 2017 2 Comments

Wondering what it’s like to be surrounded by thousands of people affected by diabetes?  Today, my fellow Friends for Life faculty member and longtime family friend, Scott Johnson, takes over SUM to share his experience as a first-timer at FFL back in 2010.   Scott was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes back in 1980 and has been blogging about his…

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Bright Spots & Landmines: An Interview with Adam Brown

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes May 23, 2017 1 Comment

Adam Brown has written a new – TERRIFIC – book for the diabetes community, full of the same brilliant, actionable advice that we’ve come to happily expect from his diaTribe columns.  His book, Bright Spots & Landmines, is billed as “the diabetes guide I wish someone had handed me,” and that sentiment is absolutely correct.  This book is a powerful tool that people living…

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The Baby Stuff Post.

Uncategorized May 22, 2017 1 Comment

Let’s make a list of baby stuff that I’d recommend, because I think it’s a useful post to do. “WHAAAAAT??? No, this is a diabetes blog!” Sorry.  I have some baby gear recommendations that I want to have as part of the archive, in part to pass along to other moms (with or without diabetes) and in part because I…

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DBlogWeek 2017: More Than Diabetes.

No Diabetes May 19, 2017 5 Comments

Diabetes Blog Week prompt for Friday:  Lets wrap up the week by sharing a little more about ourselves, beyond the chronic illness we or our loved ones live with.  Share an interest, hobby, passion, something that is YOU.  If you want to explore how it relates to or helps with diabetes you can.   Or let it be a part…

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DBlogWeek 2017: The Cost of Chronic Illness.

Uncategorized May 16, 2017 20 Comments

Diabetes Blog Week prompt for Tuesday:  Insulin and other diabetes medications and supplies can be costly. Here in the US, insurance status and age (as in Medicare eligibility) can impact both the cost and coverage. So today, let’s discuss how cost impacts our diabetes care. Do you have advice to share? For those outside the US, is cost a concern?…

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