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  1. Kristin W
    Kristin W July 12, 2013 at 7:40 am | | Reply

    Great way to think about it -diabetes as a part-time job. (Even though it is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the “doing” is intermittent.) Thanks for the insight into living with diabetes in Baghdad, as well as a perspective on life there that we don’t often see. Great job!

  2. Tim Steinert
    Tim Steinert July 12, 2013 at 2:57 pm | | Reply

    How difficult is it for you to get the supplies you need like test strips, lancets and needles (and insulin)? Are your health needs covered by the government or do you have to pay for insurance for yourself? Or do your parents get their insurance through their employment?

    The United States, for a modern country, is decidedly backwards in how it organizes and pays for medical coverage. I’m always interested to hear how other countries approach health care.

  3. Pauline
    Pauline July 15, 2013 at 7:44 am | | Reply

    It’s a bit sad to know that diabetes awareness is still low and some common stereotypes still exist.Keep up the good work of raising awareness.

  4. Rich the Diabetic
    Rich the Diabetic September 24, 2013 at 9:11 am | | Reply

    Great article Danya! So proud of you! I’ve known you for a long time, but never knew your diagnosis story. I’ve always wondered if you’ve been close to any fighting. Glad you made it ok with that explosion next to your bus. | Hey administrators, your link to Danya’s blog is broken? Here is the link again: http://happydiabetics.wordpress.com/

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