We all know the stereotype of someone newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: an overweight adult, lethargic and unhealthy, right? Wrong. Just as society is still unclear on who can get type 1 diabetes (adults too!), type 2 diabetes is rising at alarming rates among children. Even if you don’t typically think this topic affects you personally, remember that all of these newly diagnosed young people with type 2 will become part of our diabetes…Read more »
Late last week, I came across a post by a kindred type 1 spirit talking about her recent travel spree that has left her with — for her — an undesirable A1c level. While reading her musings on how this happened and what she can do about it, I found myself nodding my head and relating to her struggles dealing with the intersection of “real life” and “diabetes life.”
Even after 18 years of living…
What do you get when one Australian diabetes blogger decides to hit the States for a multi-city tour aiming to connect him with a whole mess of U.S. online diabetes advocate friends, asking them to show up at either Los Angeles, Kansas City, or New York City?
You get Simonpalooza, a diabetes meet-up of epic proportions. Conceived earlier this summer when Simon, a 30-something type 1 who guest blogged for us about living with diabetes…Read more »
We all face it at one time or another: diabetes burnout. For some of us, we can eke out enough motivation to get by, but others face a much longer, darker path. Jen Enger, a 30-year-old Chicagoan who works in marketing, was diagnosed at the tender age of 8, and after 20+ years of living with type 1 diabetes, she hit the brick wall of diabetes burnout earlier this year.
Last month, Jen won a…
Oftentimes the Diabetes Online Community does feel like a real, organic community — filled with all sorts of wonderful people who share your interests, and are just waiting to become closer friends with you. But it’s hardly a club that any of us elected to join. In fact, it’s scary as all get-out when you’re first diagnosed, with doctors and nurses telling you about all the horrible things you’re going to have to do (take…Read more »