Our son Carter was diagnosed with T1D on July 21,2012 just three days shy of his fourth birthday! Although challenging at times, we have refused to let this disease define him, his life or our lives! He has faced it with more courage and grace than anyone I know! His understanding of the disease is…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on November 18, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments
Ten months later, my A1c is 6.5 and I’m still striving to get it lower. I always exercised but I’m even more proud of myself for my hard work because it’s more challenging as a diabetic. I have to know my numbers pre and post workout, bolus different, etc. While being diagnosed has been a game changer, I…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on October 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I’ve never been involved in the diabetic community before because I was focused more on my own wellness with this disease. I want to change that. I feel we all have the responsibility to share our story and the challenges we face, so that we can make it that much easier for people recently diagnosed. We all…Continue
I have learned to accept you and have tried to be one with you. And I am learning to be thankful for all that you have given me…Strength, courage & an understanding that I could not have realized existed without you. Faith & belief in my family and their unconditional & uncompromising love and support.…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 30, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments
This is Blake our Type 1 superhero!! Blake was diagnosed at 5 years old. I remember the day he was diagnosed like the day he was born with every small little detail. It was 12/26/13 (our late Christmas present) Blake has been our families rock. He assures us that we will find a cure for this disease. As a mother…Continue
My name is Ashlynn and I was diagnosed with type one diabetes 14 years ago. I was only four years old when I was diagnosed and its never been easy! Diabetes has always been challenging to me since day 1! Everything got harder for me when I hit my teenage years. I stopped taking care of myself, was rebellious…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 7, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments
On a good day, diabetes isn't a bad disease to have - I say this all the time. On a bad day, when I'm so crazy, infuriated and angry about the slightest, next-to-nothing, when I'm 'exploitative' hating myself for finding a normal day so difficult and I just can't get my sugar to come down; when I'm so scared my eye bleeds again and a world of opportunity threatening to be taken away from me; well then I'll seriously consider swapping you my diabetes for something else, you take your…Continue
You don’t want to miss today’s Discuss Diabetes post as we feature Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins! Read along as she chats with my colleague Lindsey about what it’s been like to live with diabetes since her type 1 diagnosis in 2005.…Continue
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on November 26, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
For the masses, November =
But for diabetics, November…Continue
Dear TuDiabetes Friends
I come to you for help! I believe, it is crucial that our community comes together and take ownership of the wonderful opportunity of doing something really BIG: As you might know, We have less than 14 days to reach our 20000 Big Blue Test entries in order to raise $100,000 for people with diabetes in need. BECAUSE OF THE NOV. 14th DEADLINE, we need to act fast!
I also want to present to you the video we did for the Big Blue Test grantee in Haiti.…
Its November Diabetes Awareness Month!!! And my diaversary yay!!! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2012/11/happy-diabetes-awareness-month.html
Added by Dkinsey on November 1, 2012 at 7:25am — No Comments
“Though my pride suffered, it helped me realize we can’t get through life without help; especially when it comes to diabetes,” says Erik Bendl who has walked more than 5,000 miles and traveled to 37 states with his dog and his six-foot-tall world ball, all for diabetes awareness.
Read more about the man who literally has the world in his hands on …Continue
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on October 18, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
In the days when I was more active with diabetes organizations, I remember hearing about a…Continue
We have a new blog and infographic breaking down just how active the community was during diabetes awareness month 2011. It paints a powerful picture of just how active everyone was.
Read the post and view the infographic at Discuss Diabetes here.
Are you ready for Diabetes Awareness Month? Learn about the different ways you can show your support and participate this year in our Discuss Diabetes blog post!
Read the full post on Discuss Diabete here
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on October 25, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments
It was almost eleven years ago when we were told that my son had Type 1 diabetes and I recently wondered what have I done? When my son was first diagnosed and we knew that he would live, I remember thinking that this was what my life would be about. Now, I wonder what have I done? Has it been enough? Have I worked as hard as I could? Have I made a difference each year that we had lived with…Continue
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Added by Barb Wagstaff on February 18, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments
Although the challenges faced by African Americans in the sixties and people with diabetes today are very different, because this article is getting published close to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2011, I took the liberty of applying some elements from his historical “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 to diabetes today.
In 1921, insulin was discovered. This moment came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of people with type 1 diabetes who, until then, had been…