Growing up as a CWD (child with diabetes), some of my favorite memories are of diabetes camp. Just like regular camp, we had swimming, arts & crafts, and singing around campfires. But we also had “checks & shots,” carb counts for all our food, and midnight and 3 a.m. wake-up calls for testing glucose levels. Being surrounded by other kids with diabetes made me feel less alone and less different, which is vitally important —…Read more »
Good in theory, bad in practice… ?
We so totally would have gone with that last idea for bacon-flavored glucose tablets! Surely would have been a winner ’round here!
Thanks to guest cartoonist Terry Keelan, a member of Insulindependence, for his quirky suggestions. We <3 quirky,Terry.…
We’re back with another edition of our Global Diabetes series, in which we’ve “traveled the world” to bring you the stories of people living with diabetes, from Germany and Spain to India and the United Arab Emirates. Today, Anja Nielsen joins us from Copenhagen, Denmark, where approximately 5% of the population has diabetes. Anja was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999, and soon after became an active diabetes advocate, involved in both the International…Read more »
A slightly bigger theme than usual at the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions this year was behavioral change for people with diabetes. As in, motivating us to embrace and maintain good behaviors that positively affect and change our diabetes management.
(Pause… before I break out in laughter!)
Isn’t that the story of most of our lives with diabetes: how to get motivated and stay on top of our D-Management? And if we long-timers can’t figure…
So, there was a lot of conference coverage and interesting diabetes discussion coming out of the recent ADA Scientific Sessions. We enjoyed being able to mix with the experts on D-research and treatment. But those of us living with diabetes have our own perspective, of course. Not least was observing some striking ironies that materialized in many corners of the convention center and downtown Philly. For example:
Despite her supposedly acting as the face of…Read more »