Like your shadow, diabetes is always following you. It never takes a holiday or sick day (other than making you sick), and it certainly doesn’t take a day off for all those important moments in your life. So when my boyfriend asked me to marry him on a sunny day in May last year, I knew that on top of sorting through wedding colors, choosing vendors, and slimming down to wear that pretty white dress,…Read more »
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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Lots of organizations are working on new ways to accomplish islet cell transplantation in which the immune system does not kill off the transplanted cells. If they could do that, we’d likely have a cure for diabetes. But it ain’t easy, especially because we’re talking about transplanting into people whose immune systems are in mega-attack mode to begin with (type 1 diabetics).
The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) in Florida is currently working on this challenge…