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Added by AlysonCheatham on May 17, 2014 at 9:33pm — 2 Comments

JDRF Diabetes Walk

Today was a big day, it as the diabetes walk, my blogaversary, and my 100th post. I have to say though the best part of my day was the diabetes walk check out the event!

Added by Dkinsey on May 18, 2013 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment

Are we close to finding a cure for diabetes??

I recently came across an article that shows we still have a long way to go, but that we are getting closer to curing type 1 diabetes!

Added by Dkinsey on December 6, 2012 at 7:19am — No Comments

Day 184 - Fear and Hypoglycemia Part 3

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to fear having diabetes, fear the struggle that it may bring me in walking this life and in this system - fear being susceptible to the highs and lows of blood sugar levels, fear having to deal with the constant that is me being a diabetic,…


Added by PaulQuessy on October 14, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Fear and Hypoglycemia Part 2

Part 1 is on the blog as well as a few other posts that I forgot to post here as well. Thanks for reading guys.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that there is a correlation between coming down from a spell of happiness within a reaction of fear and…


Added by PaulQuessy on October 14, 2012 at 1:39am — 1 Comment

Walking for the Future

I wrote a post on my blog The Juice Box Diaries about my experience at the Walk to Cure Diabetes yesterday in St. Louis, MO. I'd love to share that blog here, however, the original post has some great pictures that I'd love for y'all to see. So, instead I'm just going to post the link here so feel free to…


Added by Leanne on October 8, 2012 at 9:59pm — No Comments

A Bump in the Night

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Added by Dkinsey on October 4, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments

Why I do it

Over the past few months I have heard a lot of anxiety and stress when it comes to testing your child with diabetes' blood glucose at night. Its a topic that can divide the diabetes community and raise blood pressure faster than the mention of Halle Berry or pumping versus multiple daily injections. It can create strife among friends and cause a serious strain on marital relationships.

I am a night tester. I have been for the past twelve plus years. I will continue to do it for as…


Added by Barb Wagstaff on September 26, 2012 at 4:12am — No Comments

Dating with Diabetes: Chris Stocker Wins Amanda’s Heart

“It was a normal first date of getting to know each other, but since type 1 diabetes is such a big part of me, it began a ‘Diabetes 101’ for her,” said Chris Stocker.

Read our new…


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on September 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Diabetes Won't Fill that Space

With a new school year and a new teacher comes the ever popular "back to school" essay. My youngest son never ceases to frustrate me when it comes to such things. Two classes and four days later, his essay on introducing himself consisted of four sentences--his name, his age and where he had lived in his life. Getting more out of him was going to be torture...and it was! Thankfully, after hearing that he could write pages on the importance of the advent of a toaster to heat his Eggo's each…


Added by Barb Wagstaff on September 17, 2012 at 6:13am — No Comments

Kids First Diabetes Second...The Full story

I have said before and I will say it again, I was pleasantly surprised by Leighann Calentine's new book Kids First Diabetes Second. I had seriously wondered how someone relatively new to diabetes would handle an entire book...okay Leighann is not a newbie but sadly we have been on this block a few more years and as I have said, I have become crass over the years. As I said previously, she handled it fabulously! Again, I think this should definitely be given to all newly diagnosed, anyone…


Added by Barb Wagstaff on June 19, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

When I Fainted In Class

The start of writing my diabetic experiences, starting out with the moments before I had fainted in my elementary school class, how I was drinking a lot, How my lack of consideration of my body caused me to become a diabetic, and other experiences. Check it out and share your experiences as well as your realizations.

Added by PaulQuessy on April 25, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Confessions of a D-Momma

At the beginning of the year I posted about people living with diabetes and depression and/or burnout. As parents, we ache for our children going through this each day and do our best to relieve some of their burden. Many parents go through a depression or period of mourning at diagnosis but I wonder how many feel that they may have developed depression in part because of diabetes moving into their homes?

When my son was diagnosed, it took me months before I sat and cried. Initially I…


Added by Barb Wagstaff on February 2, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

A Giveaway to think about a Diabetes Cure!

This was originally posted on my personal blog on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, which was the first night of Chanukah.

Getting back to my blog. It has been such a long time away from my nice, sweet, niche in this corner of cyberspace. My health robbed me from fully participating in Diabetes Awareness Month, and so that is why now, at the start of the holiday season, with tonight being the first Chanukah light, I will finally be able to post about my giveaway! This giveaway is going to…


Added by alizachana on December 29, 2011 at 2:31am — No Comments

Help...downward spiral...

Never blogged before...but this seems like a good place to start...

I have been battling with my diabetes since I was diagnosed a little over 5 years ago. I suspect that I was a diabetic long before I was diagnosed. I was very active before we moved to Minnesota worked out at least 3 times a week. My weight was around 230 or so. I looked pretty good. Then I started to feel bad...really bad...seemed like I could never get enough sleep...I was obsesive with keeping a diet coke near at… Continue

Added by Daniel Prenevost on September 14, 2011 at 7:05pm — 3 Comments

The Ricki Lake Type 1 Blunder

This is the post the Huffington Post rejected. The first in 50. Don't ask me why, I wasn't told, but I think you shouldn't miss the opportunity to read it and see what you think:

Ten days ago on… Continue

Added by Riva Greenberg on January 15, 2011 at 6:22am — 15 Comments

A Look Back In Time

Yesterday my daughter Rahab found one of my old journals. It was the one that I started after I was told that I had diabetes. At this time I was in the 3rd grade. As we read through it we both got some laughs from it. I also finally saw why my husband and I was having running matches with Ray. I thought I would share some of my entries.

June 9, 1990

Yesterday and today mom and dad caught me. I hate the shots. I have to remember to get up before…

Added by kittiecouture on December 2, 2010 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

Why did I get Married to a diabetic too

Last night I had the pleasure of watching the talented Mr. Tyler Perry latest movie and I must tell you while I am big fan of his work I always tend to shy away from sequels especially from the movie makers I

believe are truly gifted.

To me sequels are always motivated by money rather than talent, not the loss of it necessarily but more like writes block at a certain point in their

respective careers.

But before we see a Sixth Sense 2 or a Do the Right Thing…


Added by Ronnie Gregory M on April 9, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments

Think of me as a taxi

Having seen the despatches programme where lobbyists can ask for 3 to 5 thousand ponds a day it got me thinking how come I get £107 pounds a week on incapacity benefit, I would glady give that up for a job when I was working I was paid £250 a week I am not griping about my state money without it I would be walking the streets and I am very grateful for all the medication I get free being diabetic and a heart failure patient but having a job would be the icing on the…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 24, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

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