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Type 1 Diabetes: How a Diabetes Diagnosis Bonded a Father and Daughter

This Father’s Day reminds me of a scene set long ago. It was almost 23 years ago. It was the summer that I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as an 18 year-old. The entire diagnosis was not handled well by me. I arrived to my parent’s house and crumpled into a heap on my … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: How a Diabetes Diagnosis Bonded a Father and Daughter

Diabetes Health Type 1: My Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Donut Meltdown

It was a snowy and chaotic day at work as we sold Christmas items out of the windows at the charity shop that I manage. There were lots of customers, some waiting in line long before the store opened. Some of them quarreled, some smiled with glee as they got their items. I ate extra … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: My Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Donut Meltdown

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: We Care For Each Other

The other day a volunteer rushed up to me on the sales floor of the shop I managed and said that her fellow volunteer, who had type 2 diabetes, was dealing with low blood sugar. She knew that I live with type 1 diabetes, and she asked if she could give her some peanut M&M’s. … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: We Care For Each Other

Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle: Recent Research 2/22

This crossword puzzle was inspired by this week’s news and podcast reports. Play along with us to test your knowledge and comprehension on topics we post Monday-Friday. Please click the link below to download this week’s Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle: Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please … Continue reading Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle: Recent Research 2/22

Type 1 Diabetes: Do You Have Someone to Lean On?

I did my best to deal with my diabetes diagnosis on my own at 18 years old. I didn’t do well by any means. When you are handed a full-time chronic illness like diabetes at 18, it’s all you can do to keep yourself alive. I was dating a guy that wasn’t very helpful or … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: Do You Have Someone to Lean On?