Guest Diabetes Blogger

Guest Post: Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny.

Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger By October 9, 2015 Tags: , , , 22 Comments

There’s power to the “me, too!” moments for sure, but there’s vulnerability involved in raising your hand first to say, “Me.”  Today, I have a guest post from a writer who wished to stay anonymous but who is looking for others who may have experienced something similar to what they went through.  If you’ve ever passed out or had a…

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Guest Post: Let’s Talk About It.

Diabetes Complications, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By August 28, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 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…

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Guest Post: Does Diabetes Tech Assist or Insist?

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Robot Life By August 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 7 Comments

Several years ago, I “met” DCScribe (who remains mostly anonymous) on Twitter and he and I did not see eye-to-eye on much, aside from sharing the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.  For a while, the lack of common ground frustrated me because I identify with and bond over experiences, but then I realized the alternative viewpoints he provided were not…

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Guest Post: LIVE! On-Air with Diabetes.

Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes By August 26, 2015 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

When I do speaking engagements, I get a little nervous about the arrow on my CGM before going on-stage, because a low during a presentation would be less than optimal.   How do you keep your wits when your blood sugar is tanking in front of an audience?  Live television anchors with diabetes know that feeling.  A few years ago, I…

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Guest Post: Keep Calm Once They Cover Dexcom.

Dexcom, Diabetes Advocacy, Guest Diabetes Blogger By August 25, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 12 Comments

Today, Colleen is taking over my blog while I’m taking a few days off.  And I love her introduction bio so much that I’m pasting it in without edits.  Colleen is terrific, opinionated in a way I respect deeply, and today she’s talking about the importance of having access to a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) as she ages.  Take it…

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Guest Post: “KITTY!!” and Other Low Tales.

Blood Sugars, Guest Diabetes Blogger By August 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 5 Comments

Mindy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during the age of NPH (not the actor) and Regular when she was 7 years old. She’s been involved in the diabetes community since she was diagnosed and got involved in the online community when she started her blog (Telling Type 1 Diabetes Who’s Boss – which she recently changed to There’s More…

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Guest Post: #SpareARose and Symplur.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By April 3, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 2 Comments

I’m late with today’s post, but it’s a good one.  🙂  This afternoon, Chris Snider of A Consequence of Hypoglycemia has contributed a guest post about Symplur and the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign.  It’s an in-depth look at how the stats of the #sparearose hashtag campaign influenced the spread of the message.  This post is an interesting…

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#WeAreNotWaiting: The (Not So?) Brief Story of Tidepool.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By January 19, 2015 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

Technology has scrambled forward by true leaps and bounds in the last few years, making my Clinitest urinalysis kit of 1986 seem pretty archaic.  Now, people touched by diabetes can see their glucose levels with a flick of their wrist, and there’s more on the horizon as far as data and diabetes management.  Today I’m so happy to have Howard…

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#WalkWithD: Lorrian’s Type 2 Experience.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger By November 10, 2014 Tags: , , 10 Comments

(This might look familiar to you …)  A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I was seeking to learn more about my peers with diabetes, specifically folks with type 2 diabetes.  Living with type 1 diabetes myself, it’s hard to me to “walk a mile in their shoes,” so to speak, when I felt so uninformed about type 2…

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#WalkWithD: John’s Story.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger By October 29, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 5 Comments

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I was seeking to learn more about my peers with diabetes, specifically folks with type 2 diabetes.  Living with type 1 diabetes myself, it’s hard to me to “walk a mile in their shoes,” so to speak, when I felt so uninformed about type 2 diabetes in the first place.  A few…

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Guest Post: No Child Should Die of Diabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Exercise & Fitness, Guest Diabetes Blogger By October 10, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 7 Comments

Veerle Vanhuyse is off and running … literally.  Verlee lives with type 1 diabetes and is running the NYC Marathon in a few weeks, aiming to raise awareness and funds for the IDF’s Life for a Child program.  Today, I’m proud to be hosting a post from Veerle about her marathon goals! *   *   * A quarter of a century…

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