Real Life Diabetes

You Know What Doesn’t Suck?

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Mental Health, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships January 12, 2018 14 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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Finish Line Vision: An Interview with Jay Hewitt

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Products, Exercise & Fitness, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes December 4, 2017 No Comments

I remember watching Jay Hewitt speak at a Children with Diabetes Friends for Life conference several years ago thinking, “Why do people do Ironman triathlons?  And also, if you do more than one, have they done Ironmans or Ironmen?”  Grammar quandary aside*, Jay is a physical force to be reckoned with and he’s done the whole Ironman journey with diabetes…

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Traveling with Diabetes

Real Life Diabetes, Traveling December 1, 2017 11 Comments

With the calendar about to tip us right into the holiday season, I wanted to share a few “traveling with diabetes recommendations,” since many of our fellow PWD will be braving the roads, seas, and skies to get home for the holidays.  (How many of you travel by boat to get home?  Any PPWD [pirate people with diabetes] reading here?)…

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Why We Revolt: An Interview with Dr. Victor Montori

Diabetes Advocacy, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes November 7, 2017 4 Comments

The founder of the Patient Revolution is Dr. Victor Montori, a leader in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit at Mayo Clinic and an endocrinologist at Mayo. Dr. Montori is interested in how knowledge is produced, disseminated and taken up in practice — and how this leads to optimal health care delivery and patient outcomes.  His book, Why We Revolt,…

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