As an invisible illness, diabetes can feel terribly isolating, especially when first diagnosed. Many of us remember the first person we met who also had diabetes. For author Amy Stockwell Mercer, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 25 years ago while at boarding school, her first D-friend came from a very unlikely source. Today, Amy shares her memories of this first friend, and how that connection helped inspire her new book, The Smart Woman’s…Read more »
Some might call this a stretch for a “Funnies” column, but hey — we can either laugh or we can cry, right?
Life in the Chronic Financial Fast Lane from our fave type 1 artist Haidee Merritt:
Yeah, yet another way that life with diabetes is all about the numbers.
It’s been 10 years since I participated in the second JDRF Children’s Congress in 2001 and I am absolutely amazed at how much JDRF’s biannual event has grown and changed. The Children’s Congress is an action-packed event in Washington, D.C., with legislative meetings and testimony, and it has grown also to feature some of the most famous names in diabetes advocacy, like Crystal Bowersox and Nick Jonas.
Each year the Congress features a Chair Family…
It’s the little stuff with diabetes they don’t tell you about that sometimes gets you down, right? Like grappling with skin irritations and finding test strips stuck in places they do not belong (thx Scott!).
As usual, our beloved T1 illustrator Haidee Merritt has the images that say it all:
We’ve talked before about dreaming in diabetes. No kidding. It seeps into your every pore.
Thanks to our lovely type 1 illustrator Haidee Merritt you’ll see what I mean. No rest for the weary. (Look closely)
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