All Blog Posts Tagged 'diabetic' (127)


I received this email from his mother.

“This is my pride and joy Austin, We live in Northern CA and he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on Dec 4, 2012

at 6 yrs old (8 now). This boy has become my hero! When the doctors first told us he was diabetic

and explaining things that had to be…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on April 13, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Jessica Lyerly

Hi! My name is Jessica Lyerly and I am from Montgomery, Alabama. I am 23 years old, and I have had diabetes for 14 years now. When I was first diagnosed I had the “why me” attitude, but as weird as this is to say…I would not change having diabetes. Now let me explain!

Having diabetes has allowed me so…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on March 16, 2014 at 7:57am — 1 Comment

Corey Smith

Well, my name is Corey Smith and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in June of 1999 when I was 7 years old. I vividly remember thinking “I wonder if I will have to go to school..” shortly after the doctor told my family and I the news. Fast forward to 2014 and I’m now 22, but still a type 1 diabetic. I…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on March 6, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Casey Card

“My name is Casey Card. I am 26 years old. April 8, 2014 will be the 13th anniversary of my diagnosis with type 1 diabetes.

When the words “You have diabetes” fell from my doctor’s lips, I had no idea what that meant. There is no way to prepare for the injections, the testing, eating when I don’t…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on February 24, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Tricia Franke

Hi, My name is Tricia Franke. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 11. I am now 32 years old. I wear an insulin pump and test my blood sugars at least 5 times per day (but usually way more). I have never viewed my…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on February 12, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Matty Blum

"My name is Matthew Blum and I’ve been diabetic since November 4, 2004. Since attending college I have been a tour guide for prospective students, a chairperson for Relay for Life, an orientation leader for incoming freshman, as well as featured in many of the schools main stage musicals and dance…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on February 4, 2014 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The Faces of Diabetes - An ongoing project

You’re probably wondering what this project is all about. Let me explain. A few years back, when I was graphic design major in college, I prepared a very personal thesis on living with diabetes. A lot of time and effort went into the production of the project. In the end, I wasn’t sure if the story I hoped to tell would be fully understood. But, much to my surprise, I received a phenomenal reception from both my peers and professionals. The project contained six images and a video depicting…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on February 2, 2014 at 2:41pm — 2 Comments

Drug Maker Advertising and Social Media

Drug Maker Advertising and Social Media

On November 12-13, 2009, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a series of hearings to gather opinions regarding how drug makers should be held accountable for advertising on social media sites (Draft Guidance for Industry on Fulfilling Regulatory Requirements for Post marketing Submissions of Interactive Promotional Media for Prescription Human and Animal Drugs and Biologics;…


Added by rick phillips on January 17, 2014 at 5:00am — 2 Comments



Most of us are restarting, jobs, doctors’ appointments, school, daily business. Most everybody is restarting this week or next and most of us are getting back on the road to normalcy after two weeks or so of abnormal living. For me today I have a doctor’s appointment, tomorrow I have another and by the end of next Friday I will have completed 7 appointments. Yeah it is back to normal, in a big way. I do prefer my…


Added by rick phillips on January 2, 2014 at 4:40am — 3 Comments

Just a thought

I just picked up my new diabetes alert bracelet. I got lucky and got a 2 for 1 special, so now my husband has one too. :) Then I got to thinking, this one is like a watch band with a two inch ID like band on the front, It opens up and has two stickers for me "This person is a diabetic, check card wallet for info" and "This person has severe allergies check wallet for info". On these cards is all the important info…


Added by sdkate on June 17, 2013 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

My friends are driving me nuts

.When I was diagnosed 13 years ago, I did NOTHING about it for two years. Don't ask why changed my mind, I just did. I've had several friends who have ignored their diagnosis, recently, and it drives me crazy. I have given them the name of the BEST CDE we have in the area, they have either made appts and then done nothing, or skipped out, wasting his time. I see their health even this early going down…


Added by sdkate on June 7, 2013 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments


First 5k marathon we have done. It was great fun and Asha was a big hit!

My goal was to do the race in under an hour and I did! 56mins and 54 seconds!!!!!!

Thanks to Nel Peach who sent Asha a team diabetes scarf for the…


Added by karebear1966 on May 26, 2013 at 7:40pm — 4 Comments


Although training never ever ends for a service dog, Asha is fully functional and saving my life each and every day. She alerts to both highs and lows at levels that allow me to take care of it without getting sick. 4.0mmol/L for lows and 10.0mmol/L for highs.

I always have my emergency kit with me while we are out and about, either in my purse or in her back pack. (contains my monitor, insulin and a few sources of sugar such as dex tabs, candy, glucagon shot and always a juice…


Added by karebear1966 on April 24, 2013 at 9:52am — 3 Comments


Training has been great, smooth sailing actually. When she has her gear and leash on she is all business. I couldn't ask for a better dog, she is very dedicated.. that is until I take her to an off leash park with bad influences....

Her and a new found pal, "Oakley" love to…


Added by karebear1966 on March 12, 2013 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Famous Friday: Jay Cutler

Check out this weeks celebrity with diabetes!

Added by Dkinsey on October 12, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Kerri Sparling’s Dream Comes True

“I love how my diabetes isn't something she fears or worries about, but is just something her mama does every day, and doesn't come between us.” Kerri Sparling, of Six Until Me, shares some of the things she loves most about being a mom in part three of our Mother’s Day series. Her response is both heartwarming and unique!

Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes…


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 9, 2012 at 7:01am — No Comments

Coming to my Type 1's for Support

I apologize for bringing non diabetes conversation here, but when I was trying to figure out where I can get support this was the first place I thought of.

As many of you know, I have been alienated from my children for nearly 10 years but maintained a very close and deep relationship with them. However, 7 weeks ago this Friday their mother went to court and said that I was pressuring them and lawyered her way into getting me only supervised visitation. I have had unlimited joint…


Added by Todd Carey on May 3, 2012 at 9:11am — 6 Comments

Power In Numbers: Public Weight Loss Efforts Sweep the Nation

Losing weight and making healthy lifestyle changes are no longer efforts people need to do on their own. We’re featuring some innovative ways people across the country are losing weight. Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes here.


Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on April 18, 2012 at 6:42am — No Comments

Diabetic Mastopathy

I've had 3 breast biopsies over the last 20 years. The first one was in 1991. I started noticing a hard lump for months and finally decided that rather than leave it to chance, I would talk to a doc. I was immediately referred to a surgeon who took it out and assured me it was just fibrous tissue. It was until 2003, that I had the second and 18 months ago, the third. Last week, I went in for my biannual mammogram and once again they said, "The margins are just so hard to read" and I was…


Added by Ann Bartlett on February 27, 2012 at 10:36am — 1 Comment

Solitary COnfinement- Day 4

Today I hit a wall. A writing wall. It was probably because I spent the last seventy-two hours in front of a computer. I thought with all this time off I could accomplish great feats of writing, maybe even finish a book. But instead I have accomplished very little on the book front. I have left far too many status updates on Facebook and read far too many articles and books and blogs and theology (though I could never get too much theology.) I even read a, I think they call them, Paranormal…


Added by Erin on February 12, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

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