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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

The Lie

“Everyone here is a big liar.” The woman put her hand on my arm and looked into my eyes.

It wasn’t what I expected after my talk on finding the funny in diabetes management.

“You just lied,” she insisted. “You said diabetes can’t stop you, but it can. If my son had been here, he would’ve gotten up and walked out.”

I don’t remember saying that (it’s not part of my talks) but this woman had clearly heard something that stuck with her.

“Okay,” I said. “Tell me your…


Added by Stacey Simms on February 1, 2014 at 9:34am — 1 Comment

Coffee Friend or Foe To Type 2 Diabetes

A touchy topic you might want to read only after you have had your morning caffeine intake.

This new article on Medscape shines a small amount of light on the subject you might have to signup to read so I will paste Some highlights here.…


Added by Ryan on November 26, 2013 at 9:00am — 4 Comments


It was such smooth sailing when I switched over to the new Omnipod a little over a month ago! What on earth was everyone complaining about? It is so small and cute! Well... today I got handed not one but TWO experiences with the whole pod failure thing. Actually had to take the afternoon off due to my own negligence (no extra supplies, FAIL). BUT - my experience with the Insulet Corp customer service was fast, easy, and pleasant. 2 new pods on their way to me in the next couple…


Added by jen627 on November 12, 2013 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Alzheimer's & Diabetes: Can't Forget

This morning, The Kid donned her furry Halloween costume and, with the promise of candy, traipsed behind a kind lady to a room filled with older ladies and gentlemen. We were part of a toddler parade at the local Memory Care & Alzheimer’s facility and I watched as the faces of these individuals lit up when small…


Added by Christel on October 30, 2013 at 12:17pm — 2 Comments

Health Ills That Can Come With Years of Diabetes

November is Diabetes Month. This month you'll hear more about diabetes symptoms and risk factors than you will all year.

But there's something you won't hear about. The health challenges those of us who've lived with diabetes for decades may face. There's little research on it; not so long ago people died before they could live that long with diabetes.

But for those of us who will have lived much of our lives with diabetes -- those who got, and will yet get, Type 1 diabetes as…


Added by Riva Greenberg on October 30, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments

3 Months of Diabetes - No Insulin?

Three months ago I ended up in the emergency room with a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. You may have read my post back at the end of June. If not, go back and read it if you want to know where this all started. I spent my first month on a wild roller coaster ride of hyper and hypoglycemia, emotional and mental crashes.

I was prescribed a total of 40 units of insulin (including two different types I was mixing and taking twice a day). One roller coaster went like this: I check my blood…


Added by ChaBuku on October 1, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

My Diagnosis Story With T1D

So, today I will be telling you my t1 diabetes diagnosis story.

I was diagnosed nine years ago when I was seven years old. I was diagnosed on November 4th, 2003.

So, basically I was in the third grade at the time all of this took place. I started showing symptoms. I was always thirsty. I was always asking for drinks and chugging them down and then I would just want more. The thirst to me was basically unbearable. When I didn’t get my way I’d basically have a fit until I got it. I…


Added by Gabriella on July 29, 2013 at 1:25pm — 2 Comments

Diabetes Challenge: Day 3

Day 3 was not my worst day, but it also wasn't my best. I am starting to see a trend with my number, I will definitely need to do some basal testing next week.

Added by Dkinsey on July 25, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments

Day One of my Diabetes Challenge

Well day one came and went quickly. On the bright side, I stayed accountable by constantly checking my blood sugars and logging my information. It wasn't a perfect day, but hey, today is another day right?

Added by Dkinsey on July 23, 2013 at 7:10am — No Comments

One Week Challenge

I am going to do a one week challenge of being an almost perfect diabetic. I will share my logs with you and do all things I should do as a diabetic. Each day I will share my daily totals with you and we will see if I can manage sticking to this for one entire week!

Added by Dkinsey on July 22, 2013 at 7:26am — 1 Comment

Do You Blame Your Diabetes?

When I get sick my first instinct is to grab my blood checker. Do you blame your diabetes when you feel under the weather?

Added by Dkinsey on July 17, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments

The Diabetes Vaccine

Is it really true, is there actually something out there that will change our diabetes world in the next few year??

Added by Dkinsey on July 9, 2013 at 7:17am — No Comments

Saying Goodbye Sucks

I hate goodbyes especially when it's saying goodbye to people who have played an important part of my life.

Added by Dkinsey on July 8, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments

My New Diabuddy

I recently met Azalee while I was a counselor at summer camp.She is an awesome kid who has had diabetes as long as me!

Added by Dkinsey on July 3, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments

1 Week In to Diabetes

Over the course of the last 4 months I have had a thirst that was completely unquenchable. This is not a metaphor, I literally would drink and drink and drink water all day long and never be sated. Along with this I was experiencing serious acid reflux in my throat that was extremely debilitating, would limit my work and my home life. I was constantly tired though I am very active, eat very healthy and get plenty of rest.

I have been working very hard this last year trying to figure…


Added by ChaBuku on June 28, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

I have MAJOR issues!

I hope doing this blog will help me and some other people who struggle with Diabetes. Anyway, here's my story.

I'm type 1,since age 4. I am 20 now and my A1c is 13%

Terrible right?

I don't know what it is. I haven't been able to get it together on my own. I don't wanna die. I know what I need to do but Its hard for me to do it for some reason. I have some discipline...clearly not enough. I don't react to my diabetes until I feel symptoms. I'm only getting older and… Continue

Added by Vonnie on June 25, 2013 at 12:17pm — 6 Comments

OCD About Everything Except My Diabetes

It's been the longest week and I have one question on my mind...

Added by Dkinsey on June 20, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments

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