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Preventative shots so kids don't develop type 1.

Started by Rich in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by curlysarah 9 minutes ago. 8 Replies

This was on the JDRF website. I had never heard of this before. Wondering if this would be suitable for my kids but I couldn't find any more information and the wording on JDRF was vagueThat’s because JDRF’s research over many years has led to…Continue

First Pump Vacation Ever, since 2008!

Started by acidrock23 in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Holger Schmeken 25 minutes ago. 6 Replies

Ok, I had a few "repair jobs", when pumps blew up but last weekend and this week and, well, we'll see, maybe another week-10 day of it. We're going on vacation (ok, Maui...) and I want to go surfing, jump into waterfalls, etc. without having to…Continue

What's in your bag?

Started by sdkate in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by rick the "Blogabetic" 26 minutes ago. 33 Replies

This may seem silly, and guys you can bow out if you want, or answer if you will. I have a bad neck and degenerative disc disease in my upper back and neck....so purses and bags are a problem for me.I am wondering what you carry in your…Continue

Tags: backpack, purse, supplies, bag

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by kuze 7 hours ago. 23964 Replies

Very simple, just post ONE WORD that is somehow associated with the previous word. Easy right?(Diabetes related words welcome but not necessary!!)OK...first word: sugarContinue

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Packing list: Shoes? check. Jacket? check. Extra pods? uh oh....

Posted by Anna-Kate on July 13, 2014 at 10:48am 5 Comments

This is the story of the time I forgot extra pods when I went camping.

My family and I were about half way to Mammoth Lakes, California, cruising around the Mohave desert in our suburban. I was probably only about 10 years old at the time, when suddenly, it hit us. My dad started whispering quickly to my mom, and they both went, "Ooh no!" All this was getting me pretty nervous. "What is it?!" I asked, started to get a little freaked out, "What's wrong?!" My parents then told me we had…


Somtimes it Wears You Down

Posted by Tiki on July 13, 2014 at 9:53am 2 Comments

Type I Diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, coronary artery disease, acid reflux, frozen shoulder syndrome, staph infection, poor leg circulation. these are the health issues I deal with daily. Usually I take it all in stride and find some release by talking it out via this blog and Facebook. But sometimes the constant pain and the constant "time for more medicine", the constant vigilance, and constant doctors visits to only be told I need yet more treatment and/or surgery, and the constant…


Friends For Life 2014 in Orlando was a blast!!!

Posted by Sandy on July 12, 2014 at 7:58pm 2 Comments

The first word that comes to mind is, Wow!!!! This past week in Orlando at Friends For Life (FFL) was more amazing than I ever could have imagined!!!! I knew I would meet some amazing people but I wasn't sure I'd get to meet the first D bloggers I found after diagnosis and my D idols, Kerri Sparling and Scott Johnson!!!! They are just as down to earth and amazing as their blogs suggest!!! I found their blogs when I first came home from the hospital after my pancreatectomy and was told my…


to be a sibling....

Posted by amira colene rose on July 12, 2014 at 6:26pm 3 Comments

ok... so.

i see that all siblings fight. its true, me and my brother fight all the time...but what i realize is that sometimes with another sibling in the house (especially younger ones) it can be a little overwhelming to the sibling to see the diabetic sibling getting ALL the attention. when a kid is first diagnosed, the parents tend to worry a lot and want everything to be in order and under perfect control. and the parents start to focus on that most of the time and work...so they…



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