In 2006 the United Nations adopted the blue circle as the international symbol of diabetes. Before that, there was no single, universal symbol. Many people in the diabetes community were using a grey ribbon in hopes of replicating the recognition power of the pink cancer ribbon. The original ... Read More about What is the symbol for diabetes?
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Humans are social. We require some sort of interaction with others. When you live with diabetes, social support can positively impact your health outcomes. A paper in the NCBI Journal looked at a variety of studies that showed that there was a positive relationship between ... Read More about Why social support is important in diabetes care
For years, I have been considering creating a diabetes boot camp. It started out as a joke. Wouldn’t it be great if I could enroll my child in a boot camp and he would suddenly get it? Many people reached out and said that they would love to be able to be a part of something that would allow them to ... Read More about Diabetes Boot Camp
If you live in the US, purchasing insulin may have been a challenge before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that businesses are closing and jobs are being lost, it may seem impossible to get the life-saving drug that you need. Thankfully the three major insulin manufacturers are offering some relief for ... Read More about Paying for insulin during the COVID-19 pandemic
Over homework one day, my son turned to me and said, “everyone says that if you eat a lot of sugar you get diabetes. I guess that is what caused my diabetes.” My jaw dropped. He couldn’t possibly be serious. I replied with my usual “Yes, I force-fed you chocolate bars at two-years-old and spiked ... Read More about Did sugar cause my type 1 diabetes?