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Voices Carry.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes July 25, 2017 12 Comments

There’s no generation assigned glibly to me – not a millenial, not a Gen X’er, but I seem to be an “xenial,” according to this new write-up.  I identify completely with “experienced an analogue childhood and a digital adulthood.” My journaling has gone from paper journals to blog posts, too.  I used to keep volumes of chaotic ramblings as a…


Looking to make a difference? Here’s how.

Diabetes Advocacy February 1, 2017 2 Comments

Scrolling through a newsfeed these days can be downright painful.  There’s not a lot of happiness or success being highlighted, and that can take a toll on your mental health.  What can you do to make a difference? There is something you can do.  Something you can do this minute.  And your actions have the power to save the life of…


Type 1 Origins: Talking Comic Books with Partha Kar.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Real Life Diabetes October 13, 2016 2 Comments

Dr. Kar has been a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008 and the Clinical Director of Diabetes from 2009-2015.  One of his main areas or passion is in helping to redesign diabetes care in an attempt to integrate chronic disease management across primary and secondary care.  He’s won many awards and has helped patients with…


Keeping it Bubbly Without Bubbling Over.

Diabetes and Emotions May 2, 2016 11 Comments

Yesterday, I was at the JDRF TypeOneNation event in Dallas (big thank you to Tandem Diabetes for sponsoring my attendance in full – more on that disclosure here), and I did two presentations. Despite only seeing a circuit of airport/shuttle/hotel/shuttle/airport, Dallas was fun. During my talk on “Life After Diagnosis,” a family asked about my views on diabetes, citing that I seemed to…


Guest Post: Making Connections.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger March 25, 2016 3 Comments

Stephen Shaul is one of the most insightful – and kindest – people I’ve come across in the last few years, and I really respect his thoughts on all-things diabetes.  (Links to his blog and podcast are in the bio below.)  Today, while I’m en route to 10,000 doctor’s appointments, Stephen is taking over SUM to talk about the simplicity,…


Ten Things About Things.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Memories, Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes February 17, 2016 6 Comments

I do really hate those “Ten Things About Things” sort of posts, but in this case, I’ve screwed it up even more by intending to write a list of ten things, then realized I only included nine things. Whoops. This spring will mark eleven years of sharing my diabetes story on the Internet, and over the course of the last…


Looking Back: Of Cocktails and Community.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes October 29, 2015 3 Comments

Today, after a lovely morning at the dentist (once again fixing this issue), I’m recovering from a half-droopy novocained face and, as a result, am looking back at a post from 2013 about search engine optimization, diabetes, and cocktails … sort of. * * * “So what you should do is see what people are searching for and then carefully…


Guest Post: Let’s Talk About It.

Diabetes Complications, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes August 28, 2015 9 Comments

Diagnosed with type 1 at age 15, Kimberly Hislop has been living with diabetes for 18 years. She’s been an insulin pumper since 2009.  Kim is currently studying psychology with hopes of one day working with people who have been diagnosed with chronic illnesses. She’s been a guest speaker for pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, teaching about diabetic complications…