I haven't updated my blog in over six months, mostly because my mind has not been focused on diabetes or blindness lately. I felt like I needed to write something about what I'm going through before I could get back to my usual blog, because this is significant enough that it's bound to come up in future posts. So, although many of you already know parts of it, here is my EoE story:


Views: 78

Comment by Judith in Portland on May 8, 2014 at 9:43pm

Thanks, Jen, for the update because I miss your posts, and also for the excellent summary of a condition I had not heard of. It is a relief to Name a chronic problem, isn't it?!......Blessings, my friend...Judith...

Comment by Jen on May 8, 2014 at 10:28pm

I had never heard of it until recently, either. I just updated the post to add a bit of a blurb about what the condition is, since I don't think everyone will click on the link. By the way - I am heading to Portland this summer! Or, at least, to "the other" Vancouver which is apparently pretty close (being picked up at the airport in Portland). :)

Comment by Sensorium139 on May 9, 2014 at 9:09am

I'm so glad that they at least figured out your problem because that sounded REALLY AWFUL. Getting food stuck in your throat? Yiiikes. I still feel bad for you for the amount of food you've had to eliminate. Hopefully there'll be some sort of treatment that possibly helps you eat more things and not have to eliminate as much. 


You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF receives $200,000 grant from Novo Nordisk

Grant given to support programs aimed at bringing together people touched by diabetes for positive change BERKELEY, CA: December 4, 2014 – Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) has received a grant of US$200,000 from Novo Nordisk to support programs aimed at Read on! →

Guest Post: World Diabetes Day 2014 on Twitter… sifting through the data

At Symplur we track hashtags, keywords, user accounts, and pretty much anything else on Twitter that has to do with healthcare. We collect the data and then build countless ways to slice it up so that we’re able to better Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, 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
(Development Manager, has type 2)

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


Lead Administrator

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)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service