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diabetes stigma

Tallygear Winners!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By July 18, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 3 Comments

The Tallygear giveaway was fun to run because it helped contribute to a discussion about how people in the diabetes online community are tackling diabetes-related stigma.  The comments section had some great points about erasing diabetes stigma, and I wanted to highlight a few: “Today I had a good discussion with my sister about the different challenges I face (35…

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Friends for Life: Madcap Recap.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling By July 9, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 12 Comments

A bulleted list because that’s what bloggers do. My personal schedule had me running around like a chicken with its head (and pancreas?) cut off, and while I felt really lucky to be so busy, I didn’t have enough quality time with people I love.  It’s a nice problem to have, but it was frustrating because now that I’m home,…

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ADA Tweet Up for DOC.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling By June 10, 2014 Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

“You can’t eat that.” “You shouldn’t travel.” “You can’t have children.” “You aren’t worth curing because you did this to yourself.” “Insulin means you have it ‘bad,’ right?” “Did you catch it from eating candy?” “Isn’t that cured by flax seed oil?” … living with diabetes means also living with the stigma of diabetes, and perceptions of life with diabetes…

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