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All Blog Posts Tagged 'awareness' (41)


"Logan has really been responsible with his diagnoses. He was checking his own BS on the first day of diagnoses and giving his own insulin injections on the second day. He refuses to let his mother or I check his BS or give him insulin anymore. We are very proud that he accepted it and living with it the best… Continue

Added by TheDiabetesHero on January 15, 2015 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments



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…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on November 18, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Allison Caggia

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…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on October 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Joe Levdansky

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…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on October 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments


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.…


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…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 23, 2014 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment


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…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 7, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

Diabetes Awareness?

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…


Added by Paul Cathcart on July 18, 2014 at 6:05am — 5 Comments

Elizabeth Perkins: Why this Actress Believes in Co-Stars

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.…


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on November 26, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

What Diabetes Awareness Month Means to Me

From my blog, The Juice Box Diaries. To see the original post (complete with pictures), go here

For the masses, November =

  • Thanksgiving
  • The 2nd to last month
  • Cold
  • The month to start planning Christmas
  • The official end to Halloween

But for diabetics, November…


Added by Leanne on November 2, 2012 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

We COME TOGETHER by World Diabetes Day! “If each person helps another person, the world will change”

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.…


Added by Andreina Davila on November 2, 2012 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Happy Diabetes Awareness Month

Its November Diabetes Awareness Month!!! And my diaversary yay!!!

Added by Dkinsey on November 1, 2012 at 7:25am — No Comments

Erik Bendl has the World in his Hands for Diabetes Awareness

“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 …


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on October 18, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A 30 Day Free Trial

I was recently going through my downloaded items and junking things out when I came across this picture. The graphic is a little odd personally but the message is poignant.

In the days when I was more active with diabetes organizations, I remember hearing about a…


Added by Barb Wagstaff on July 26, 2012 at 5:41am — 1 Comment

Family of Friends

This is Caleb...

Meri and I worked together - more a…


Added by Lorraine on January 3, 2012 at 6:50am — 2 Comments

Diabetes Awareness Month 2011 – By The Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

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.


Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on December 14, 2011 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

Get Ready for Diabetes Awareness Month!

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

Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on October 25, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

In 11 years, what I have I done? Well I got a tattoo...

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…


Added by Barb Wagstaff on March 12, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments


Many of my American friends will call me Wilfred Brimley because I am one of those weirdos who say "dia-bee-tus" and not "dia-beet-ez".  Of course, to me, my way makes much more sense but I am aware that when you break the pronunciation down it sound defeatist.   I have actually been pretty positive lately.  My son is slowly starting to take better care of himself.  As Reyna recently pointed out, he has been successfully honing his… Continue

Added by Barb Wagstaff on February 18, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments

I Have a D-Dream: A diabetes awareness article inspired by MLK

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…


Added by Manny Hernandez on January 21, 2011 at 11:33am — 8 Comments

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Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


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Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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