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emotional support

Guest Post: Peer Support, and Mending a Broken Heart.

Guest Diabetes Blogger, Infertility and Pregnancy By April 27, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 9 Comments

Anna Floreen was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of six, and she lives in the Boston area with her husband and their adorable puppy dog.  She’s currently working as the Community Outreach Manager for Glu and travels the country speaking at diabetes-related events.  A champion for diabetes camps and peer-to-peer support, Anna works tireless to build up the…

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Entering the Mancave.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By July 29, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 11 Comments

There are issues we talk about openly in the diabetes community – tips on how to wear a pump, resources for good diet and nutrition, exercise goals, frustrations with blood sugar control, research, and on and on.  All of these topics matter because they play a role in diabetes management, and life as a whole.  But some of these topics…

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Diabetes Blog Week: I Can.

Diabetes and Emotions, Psychosocial Support By May 11, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 14 Comments

Decades ago, my body did whatever it did to reroute the purpose of my pancreas, and left me with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at the age of seven. As a result, I can’t make insulin. Diabetes was presented as a series of “You can’ts” to me, back in 1986.  You can’t eat that, you can’t do that, you…

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D-Blog Week: Change One Life, Change the World.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By May 12, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 15 Comments

My reasons for sharing my story of a life with type 1 diabetes were few, but definitive:  I felt alone.  I wanted to feel less alone, because the whole “feeling alone” thing was wrecking some havoc on my emotional health.  I didn’t have many peers, in my life, who were living with diabetes, and the Internet offered very little in…

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On Paper.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By November 18, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 10 Comments

“So you write a blog about diabetes?  Don’t you run out of things to write about?” A really nice lady at the JDRF event past weekend posed this question to me. There’s always something, some bit of minutiae to choose to chronicle.  Maybe the blood sugar of 70 mg/dL coupled with a southeasterly Dexcom arrow that woke me up at…

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