Being a teen is difficult enough, but when you add diabetes into the mix, the adolescent years become even more complicated and emotionally overwhelming. I know that’s not breaking news, but today we bring you a new workbook called Help with the Hard Stuff, coming out soon to aid both parents and teens deal with the difficult questions surrounding teens’ health: everything from feeling invincible, to how to handle depression and guilt over diabetes, to…Read more »
In the summer of 2007, a seemingly new eating disorder emerged in mainstream media, one that was directly tied to diabetes. It was dubbed “diabulimia,” in which a person with diabetes restricts or completely stops taking their insulin in order to lose weight. Like most things in pop culture, diabulimia was a flash in the news pan and then quickly disappeared from public consciousness.
But this isn’t some fleeting fashion trend; just because it isn’t…
In the past few weeks, the diabetes community has suffered several tragedies in losing young people to diabetes. It is shocking and upsetting when diabetes takes the life of anyone, but somehow more so when it cuts a young life so short. Moira McCarthy Stanford is a journalist, a long-time JDRF volunteer and mom to Leigh, 22, and Lauren, 18 — who was diagnosed with type 1 at age 5. Today, Lauren is one of…Read more »